Biosense Webster software provides more precise imaging and navigation
of the heart
21 May 2005
Diamond Bar, Calif, USA. Biosense Webster, Inc. has introduced the
Cartomerge(TM) image integration module, which it claims is a technological
breakthrough for diagnosing heart arrhythmias.
The module enables electrophysiologists to create 3-D electroanatomical
maps that are registered with computed yomography (CT) or magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI) images. Merging the CT/MRI image with the Carto(TM) XP System
3-D map gives electrophysiologists a more precise view of the heart,
allowing them to better navigate catheters to targeted points within the
Dr. Hugh Calkins of John Hopkins University, said, "Combining the
accuracy of Biosense Webster's catheter navigation technology with the
anatomical detail of CT or MRI is a major technological advance in
diagnosing complex arrhythmias."
The Cartomerge Software Module, used with the Biosense Webster Carto XP
Electroanatomical Navigation System, allows physicians to accurately locate
and map arrhythmias. The Cartomerge module offers electrophysiologists image
registration in three steps: importing the CT or MRI image, processing the
image on a radiology or Carto XP System workstation, and registering the
Biosense Webster President, Roy Tanaka said, "Now electro-physiologists
will know that what they're seeing on the screen is an exact representation
of the patient's anatomy. They'll be able to relate their catheter movements
to a screen visual that helps to eliminate the guesswork."
Additional benefits of the Cartomerge image integration module include
full DICOM 3 compatibility, minimal point acquisition for effective
development of treatment strategy, new tools for procedure planning and
targeting, and improved speed of the system.