SAN FRANCISCO--()--As cardiologists assemble in San Francisco for the 2013 Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology, they’re faced with the challenge of how to handle the high volume of additional patients entering the healthcare system due to the Affordable Care Act.
“If we can identify and treat cardiovascular problems in these patients early, there will be less pressure on the healthcare system later.”
To help meet this challenge, new eHD technology from Esaote encompasses a suite of technology advances and echocardiography applications that yield more efficient cardiovascular exams for patients of all ages and sizes. eHD technology will be demonstrated on Esaote’s MyLab® Twice, MyLab Seven, and MyLab Alpha ultrasound systems at ACC 2013, March 9-11 in booth # S-1523.
“Many new patients entering the healthcare system bring with them the burden of several years of unmet healthcare needs,” said Stephen Rubenstein, M.D., FACC, New York, NY. “If we can identify and treat cardiovascular problems in these patients early, there will be less pressure on the healthcare system later.”
“Through our work in collaboration with cardiologists around the world,” said Gordon Parhar, General Manager of Esaote North America, “we’ve created a comprehensive set of echocardiography tools to help make timely and accurate characterizations of cardiovascular disease.”
Among the critical applications and technologies on display in the Esaote booth are:
- eHD Technology - New, integrated technology that refines each step in the imaging path. Transducer and beam former refinements extend depth penetration to aid in imaging larger patients. Other systemic refinements increase contrast, reduce noise, and enhance Doppler sensitivity to improve image readability and facilitate efficient cardiovascular diagnosis.
XStrain™ 4D - A cost-effective method of improving the
accuracy of quantitative data cardiologists use to determine how
the heart is functioning. X-Strain 4D is based on standard 2D
echocardiography and does not need the expensive volumetric
transducers typically used for 3D strain imaging.
The sonographer acquires standard, high temporal resolution 2D views and the system creates a continuous motion model of the heart in 3D space. Intuitive software allows cardiologists to interact with 4D data and readily assess cardiac function, bringing economical myocardial quantification to the point-of-care.
- Prevention Suite - A suite of applications used to effectively detect early stage cardiovascular disease while patients are still eligible for non-surgical therapies. Applications in the suite measure coronary artery flow, the thickness of the carotid artery, and track the mechanics of the heart.
“We see a wide range of age and body types in our practice,” said Dr. Rubenstein. “These comprehensive tools help us make studied, confident assessments so we can plan the best treatment path to help our patients lead more healthful and satisfying lives.”
About Esaote North America, Inc.
Esaote North America, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a leading provider of multi-disciplinary ultrasound and musculoskeletal MRI systems in the U.S. Established in 1979, Esaote North America is part of Esaote Group, a global leader in the research, production and marketing of diagnostic medical equipment. Esaote is among the largest manufacturers of ultrasound systems worldwide and prides itself on achieving superior price-performance over competitors through its focus on only ultrasound and musculoskeletal MRI. For more information, visit www.esaoteusa.com.
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