Philips integrates AI into latest Epiq CVx upgrade

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

June 20, 2019 -- Royal Philips, the parent company of Philips Healthcare, has incorporated automated heart assessment tools powered by artificial intelligence (AI) into the latest versions of its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiovascular ultrasound scanners.

Epiq CVx 5.0 by Philips
Epiq CVx 5.0 by Philips. Image courtesy of Royal Philips.

Epiq CVx 5.0 now includes several automated software applications designed to increase the speed of cardiac ultrasound exams, as well as decrease variability between scans:

  • AutoStrain LV automatically provides users with different 2D views of the heart's left ventricle.
  • AutoStrain LA and AutoStrain RV automatically deliver measurements of left atrial and right ventricular longitudinal strain.
  • 3D Auto RV automatically contours the right ventricle and allows for the quantification of relevant measurements in less than 15 seconds, according to Philips.

Philips has also added automated diagnostic capabilities to its Epiq CVxi scanner. The company plans to unveil these upgrades at the upcoming American Society of Echocardiography meeting in Portland, OR.


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