Toshiba Medical systems has announced that it is currently working to integrate 3D Wall Motion Tracking and Tissue Enhancement technologies in its Aplio Artida cardiac ultrasound system. Moreover, Aplio MX, Aplio XG and Xario XG ultrasounds are available with the Auto IMT feature for measuring intima-media thickness of the carotid artery.
3D Wall Motion Tracking offers a new era of dyssynchrony imaging and advanced regional wall motion assessment. It helps electrophysiologists in optimizing pacemaker placement and function. It also demonstrates 3D ejection fraction, volumes and regional and global strain function. The Toshiba-exclusive software; Tissue Enhancement, has the ability to improve image uniformity and endocardial border delineation, especially in difficult-to-scan patients.
Another feature available on Toshiba’s shared service ultrasound systems, Aplio™ MX, Aplio™ XG and Xario™ XG, is the new Auto IMT feature that calculates the intima-media thickness of the carotid artery, helping physicians determine a patient’s risk for cardiovascular disease. Toshiba’s Auto IMT can determine the thickness of the near and far arterial walls from three segments of the carotid artery: at an optimal angle of incidence and two complementary planes. Auto IMT uses the collected images following the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) consensus statement for diagnosis of cardiac risk in people having no symptoms.