GE Healthcare Introduces New Software for Cardiac MRI Image Analysis
GE Healthcare announced two new image analysis software packages for cardiovascular MR images: CardiacVX and MR VesselIQ Xpress. Recently FDA 510(k) cleared, CardiacVX allows users to create a cardiac patient report with semi-automatic analysis of key cardiac parameters. The software runs on GE Healthcare’s Advantage Workstation and provides tools for review and report. Additional functions include myocardial infarct evaluation, flow analysis, time-course analysis, iron-overload assessment, patient foramen ovale (PFO) assessment, and one-click customizable reporting macros. MR VesselIQ Express works with MR angiographic data, optimized for analysis of selected vessels for stenosis, directional totuosity, and other vascular anomalies. Features include automatic vessel tracking with centerline display of any vessel, 3D visualization, and quick access to vessel cross section and profile images. The software packages are the latest from GE Healthcare designed to improve cardiovascular exam processing for technologist and clinician while maximizing patient care. Both were featured at the annual meeting of the Society for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) on February 1-2, 2013, in San Francisco.