VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd. (VPTDF) and Knowledge Based Reconstruction
VentriPoint Diagnostics, a Seattle based imaging technology company, has developed an important proprietary system that provides a uniquely simple and cost effective way of imaging various heart functions, offering the promise of significantly lower diagnostic and support costs for hospitals and patients. Its current focus is on the diagnosis of congenital heart disease in adults and children, due largely to its remarkable ability for imaging of the right ventricle, but other applications are already being developed.
The VentriPont Angelo (VMS™) imaging system is based upon what is called Knowledge Based Reconstruction (KBR), a way of generating an accurate 3-dimensional surface from basic ultrasound 2-dimensional data, by fitting points which the user enters at anatomic landmarks, avoiding all of the operational and economic disadvantages of complex MRI scanning.
KBR is based on the piecewise smooth subdivision surface reconstruction method, the most anatomically accurate 3D surface reconstruction method reported to date and the only reconstruction method proven to provide faithful representation of 3D shape and volume. It’s fast, taking just a few minutes per volume measurement, and requiring the user to provide a very sparse input of points as opposed to whole borders. The user can choose the highest quality images to trace those points, meaning that the user is free to work just on the images where each part of the ventricle is best seen. Tests have shown KBR to have excellent accuracy in the measurement of right ventricular volume at both end diastole (EDV) and end systole (ESV).
The VentriPont system is currently installed in hospitals throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and is now in the process of enabling dozens of additional centers, expanding the applications beyond congenital heart disease in adults and children.
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