Built on the EPIQ ultrasound platform, the EPIQ CVx cardiovascular ultrasound system is specifically designed to increase diagnostic confidence and simplify workflow for clinicians and reducing the need for repeat scans. Philips is also introducing the EPIQ CVxi, specifically tailored for use in the interventional lab. EPIQ CVx and EPIQ CVxi are CE marked and have received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. FDA. By using advanced 3D organ modeling, image slicing, and proven quantification, anatomical intelligence is helping make ultrasound exams easier to perform and more reproducible.
The EPIQ CVx includes higher processing power, exceptional image clarity and sharpness, improved exam efficiencies and more robust and reproducible quantification, enabled by anatomical intelligence. The EPIQ CVx includes TrueVue, giving clinicians the ability to see photorealistic renderings of the heart, which improves cardiac anatomy analysis by offering detailed tissue and depth perception imaging through a new virtual light source. The system provides cardiologists with high image quality through the latest generation OLED monitor, offering a more dynamic, wider viewing angle for side-by-side image comparison.
The system offers a variety of new features including Dynamic Heart Model which uses anatomical intelligence to automatically quantify left ventricle function to produce a multi-beat analysis for adult patients. Dynamic Heart Model has been shown to reduce the amount of time to generate a 3D Ejection Fraction by 83%. It also delivers a high level of robustness and reproducibility, even for patients with an arrhythmia. The system also includes the new S9-2 PureWave Transducer, which simplifies pediatric cardiac exams by displaying high levels of detail and contrast resolution through the single-crystal technology. It also provides tissue information at greater depths and enhances pediatric capability for coronary artery visualization.
The EPIQ CVx includes a cardiology-specific user interface that simplifies the exam experience through a user-configurable touch-screen interface, allowing clinicians to personalize their controls and improve workflow for their cardiology exams. Strong security capabilities and protocols are also provided.
Specifically designed for use in the cath lab, the EPIQ CVxi with EchoNavigator is Philips’ third-generation interventional solution to streamline communication between the interventional cardiologist and the echocardiographer during complex interventional exams. Combining live ultrasound and X-ray information into one intuitive view, EchoNavigator helps interventional cardiologists oversee procedures along with the location of key anatomical structures. In addition, MultiVue provides more flexibility when using 3D during diagnostic or interventional procedures as the clinician can see multiple and flexible views at once.