Royal Philips has announced the introduction of its HeartModelAI, a new anatomically intelligent ultrasound (AIUS) tool that brings advanced quantification, automated 3D views, and robust reproducibility to cardiac ultrasound imaging. Philips’ fastest 3D AIUS ultrasound measurement method was recently unveiled on its Epiq 7 ultrasound system, Philips’ first ultrasound with anatomic intelligence capabilities, during the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting held June 12–16, 2015 in Boston.

According to Philips, clinicians using the HeartModelAI can quickly, easily, and confidently assess disease states, determine treatment, and guide related therapies. The company reports that in a recent comparison, exams with HeartModelAI were shown to be three to six times faster than conventional 2D exams in gathering left ventricular and atrial dimensions and volumes (LV and LA), while offering the benefits of 3D imaging.

The HeartModel AI is said to have a rich digital database of anatomical structural models and adaptive system technology, allowing access to advanced clinical information that automatically adapts to variability in patient anatomy. This knowledge-base identification and patient-specific adaptation provides quantification of the left ventricle and atrium, as well as display of routine apical views.

“Health systems are constantly looking for solutions to provide the most efficient and effective way to an accurate diagnosis,” said Ivan Salgo, MD, senior medical director, Cardiovascular Ultrasound, Philips. “By combining AIUS with the power of HeartModelAI, we’re using automatic quantification and intelligence and our renowned image quality to bring more diagnostic confidence to cardiac procedures and to create more reproducible results.”

HeartModelAI is part of a suite of new tools and technologies available on Philips’ Epiq 7 ultrasound system, designed to enhance automation and reproducibility to help address strains on hospitals and healthcare systems. According to Philips, the Epiq 7 is known for its high-image quality, advanced automation and reproducibility, and ergonomic design.

To learn more about AIUS and the full suite of Philips ultrasound solutions, visit the Philips website.