GE Healthcare has two new software packages for advanced analysis of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (MR) images: CardiacVX and MR VesselIQ Xpress.

Cardiac MR can provide extensive information about the patient’s cardiac condition such as functional parameters, flow, and infarction—however, extracting this information can be a time-consuming task for the technologist or clinician performing the study. GE Healthcare’s new CardiacVX software rapidly delivers intuitive, semi-automatic analysis of key cardiac parameters, allowing the user to create a comprehensive cardiac patient report within a streamlined clinical workflow.

CT angiography has been widely used for assessing vascular stenosis or abnormalities, but increasingly, MR angiography is utilized due to the lack of radiation and calcium blooming artifacts. MR VesselIQ Xpress, built based on GE Healthcare’s CT VesselIQ Xpress platform, is an optimized image analysis package for MR angiographic data to efficiently analyze selected vessels for stenosis, directional tortuosity, and other vascular anomalies. MR VesselIQ Xpress provides advanced tools such as automatic vessel tracking with centerline display of any vessel, quick 3D visualization, and fast access to vessel cross section and profile images.

In addition, MR VesselIQ Xpress automatically provides size, stenosis, and length measurements of abnormal anatomical structures with two deposited points.

CardiacVX and MR VesselIQ Xpress software packages run on GE’s advantage workstation (AW) and are compatible with AW releases 4.4, 4.5, and 4.6.