Tissue Characterisation

Three workflows for a complete analysis of tissue characteristics of the myocardial tissue

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Caas MR Tissue Characterization includes three workflows: Viability, First-Pass Perfusion, and Tissue Mapping. Differentiate between viable and non-viable tissue using regional infarct classification based on delayed-enhanced MR images. Assess myocardial edema based on T2-weight­ed images. By combining segmental infarct and edema areas, salvageable areas in the area at risk can be identified. Analyze rest and stress perfusion image sets side by side in the first-pass perfusion workflow to determine myocardial per­fusion. Tissue mapping by discriminating between T1 and T2 tissue contrast is a unique strength of MRI. It allows the analysis of T1, T2, and T2* relaxation values. Relaxation values are translated into a color map for easy visualization of affected tissue. Visualization of T1 relaxation values is supported for look-locker and modified look-locker sequences.

Key Results:

  • Infarct volume and transmurality
  • Salvageable area index
     
  • Time-Intensity curve parameters
  • Myocardial Perfusion Reserve Index (MPRi) derived by comparing rest and stress
     
  • T1, T2, T2* relaxation values
  • Parametric color maps

The Viability Analysis workflow is not 510(k) cleared and therefore not meant for clinical decision making.

Key product features
  • Automatic infarct detection
  • Breathing motion correction
  • All result types are supported by the AHA 17-segment model

Why choose us?

We always aim to improve the quality and efficiency of cardiovascular image analysis to optimize patient treatment. To realize this, we:

  • Provide fast and user-friendly software;
     
  • Align our product portfolio with the latest developments in the cardiovascular field. In this way we aim to provide our customers with the optimal software solution at the right time;
     
  • Offer training options which can be tailored to your needs.

We believe in the importance of training and support to assure that all our users are proficient and comfortable with their analysis. Please visit our Training & Support page for more information.