Integration of 3D ultrasound with software assists surveillance of abdominal aortic aneurysms

Royal Philips has introduced the Philips Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Model, said to provide a more patient-friendly solution compared to the current standard of care for managing AAA patients. Based on 3D ultrasound, Philips AAA Model delivers accurate diagnostic information without exposing patients to high doses of radiation and nephrotoxic contrast agents.

Typically, AAAs are identified incidentally during abdominal imaging examinations but, in some cases, remain undetected until rupture. The model integrates innovative software and Philips 3D ultrasound technologies to help increase diagnostic confidence and an improved patient experience. The software automatically segments and quantifies the size of the aneurysm sac for surveillance of known native (untreated) and post-EVAR (treated) AAAs.

Picture: The Philips AAA Model is CE marked for sale in Europe.

See the full report on page 12 of the March 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.

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