Healthcare Industry News:  mitral regurgitation 

Devices Cardiology

 News Release - August 26, 2010

TomTec introduces 4D MV-Assessment, the new 3D solution for improved diagnostic confidence in Mitral Valve therapy at the ESC (European Society of Cardiology) congress in Stockholm

MUNICH, Germany, Aug 26--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH today announced the introduction of its new 4D MV-Assessment© 2.0 software. The 4D MV- Assessment software combines the strength of 2D with the advantages of 3D echocardiography to provide the doctor with important and partly unprecedented diagnostic information and measurements for the Mitral Valve.

The trend to operate even asymptomatic patients suffering from mitral regurgitation becomes more and more important. Using 3D echocardiographic datasets, 4D MV- Assessment presents the anatomical structures of the Mitral Valve, annulus and the closure line of the two leaflets in a three dimensional model which for the first time can be analyzed dynamically. In addition to that, comprehensive measurements enable doctors to quantify pathological findings. Thus 4D MV-Assessment provides precise diagnostic information about valve morphology that would be hard to obtain with conventional echocardiography. Automated features and a completely revised workflow have considerably shortened examination times and deliver quantitative parameters for the doctor’s decision making in 20 seconds.

“Current 4D Mitral Valve assessment tools have shown that a static analysis is problematic for reproducibility and communication since the parameters are depending on the chosen heart phase. TomTec`s new 4D MV-Assessment software analyses the whole systolic heart cycle and together with its dramatic improvements in workflow it addresses the needs of cardiologists and surgeons for improved communication and clinical decision making”, said Frank Schlau, TomTec`s Chief Marketing Officer.

About TomTec

Since 20 years TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH, with headquarters located in Munich, Germany holds an inventive leadership position in the field of diagnostic medical imaging applications and Cardio PACS solutions. The company maintains close working relationships with many leading universities and device manufacturers around the world. TomTec’s product portfolio encompasses a wide range of 2D and 3D/4D technologies for visualization, analysis, reporting and archiving of multimodality imaging data. TomTec solutions are applicable in the fields of Adult- and Pediatric Cardiology as well as Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Radiology, and Vascular Imaging. Visit TomTec's web site at www.tomtec.de.


Source: TomTec Imaging Systems

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