Renaissance Ultrasound Blog

March 17, 2010

Toshiba’s Aplio MX Debuts at ACC 2010

Filed under: Ultrasound — Leslie @ 12:48 pm

Although Toshiba is not considered one of the Big 3, they deserve some kudos for their technology, being in the business of  providing training for system-specific ultrasound equipment, my clinical team who used to work for Toshiba, has taught me to have a great sense of respect and appreciation for those scanning with the Toshiba systems.  The training process is not as straight-forward as some, each unit is highly customizable to the unique imaging and reading style of the clinicians utilizing it.

Toshiba showcased their latest innovation in cardiac capabilities on both the Aplio MX(tm) and the Aplio Artida(tm).

According to Business Wire, “Features of the Aplio MX include:

  • Contrast Harmonics to provide the ability to use bubble based contrast agents that help to provide better tissue definition on difficult-to-image patients during echocardiograms.
  • Differential Tissue Harmonic Imaging for the better imaging of difficult-to-image patients, like bariatric, without sacrificing resolution to give superior border and tissue definition.
  • ApliPure+ to enhance both image clarity and detail definition with real-time compounding technology to simultaneously perform spatial and frequency compounding during transmitting and receiving.
  • Advanced Dynamic Flow to provide color Doppler imaging at an unprecedented level and show flow with directional information for even the smallest vessels.
  • Tissue Doppler Imaging Quantification (TDIQ) software to perform various analyses by Angle Corrected Displacement and Strain to measure myocardial viability.

Toshiba’s Aplio Artida ultrasound system offers the power of 4D imaging in an everyday clinical setting. Artida offers advanced quantitative analysis tools with the world’s first 3D Wall Motion Tracking. 3D Wall Motion Tracking allows sonographers and physicians to quickly and accurately identify wall motion defects and the timing of cardiac events. This greatly improves the detection of wall motion abnormalities in many cardiac disease states and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT), and helps physicians optimize pacemaker settings.

Using Artida’s real-time, multi-planar reformatting capabilities, physicians can assess global and regional LV function, including volumetric LV ejection fraction. Arbitrary views of the heart, not available in 2D imaging, are also obtained to help with surgical planning. The 3D Wall Motion Tracking features from Toshiba allow the user to obtain angle-independent, global and regional information about myocardial contraction.”

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