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Three Dimensional Visualization of Right Ventricle Provides Important Information for Treatment of Patients with Tetralogy of Fallot, According to a Study in The American Journal of Cardiology
Date:4/8/2008

accurately obtaining this information easier and much quicker."

Researchers apply the piecewise smooth subdivision surface method by tracing heart borders from many two dimensional images of a heart. VentriPoint Diagnostics is developing a new product, the VentriPoint Diagnostic System (VDS), that enables a similar analysis after a medical professional enters a small number of anatomical points on the heart images. The VDS uses Knowledge Based Reconstruction to automatically compare the points to a database and generate a three dimensional model. This model provides volumetric and anatomical data for the cardiologist.

"The VentriPoint Diagnostic System's ability to rapidly and easily provide right ventricle measurement in multiple disease areas, including tetralogy of Fallot, shows us that this technology will have broad potential once fully developed," said Joseph Ashley, CEO of VentriPoint Diagnostics. "Based on results similar to these from our working prototype, we hope to move into beta testing later this year."

About VentriPoint Diagnostics

VentriPoint creates diagnostic tools to monitor patients with heart disease - the number one cause of death in developed countries. Its lead technology, the VentriPoint Diagnostic System, improves existing medical imaging systems to rapidly and cost effectively obtain measurements that are critical but currently unavailable. Through its technology license and research and development agreements with the University of Washington, VentriPoint is developing this breakthrough diagnostic tool that can provide measurement of a heart's volume and ventricular ejection fraction. The VentriPoint Diagnostic System, together with its associated online service, is being developed for a variety of heart related disease states, including congenital heart disease.

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VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd.

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