Ventripoint Performs Live Demonstrations of the Next-Generation VMS+ System
at EuroEcho 2018
Toronto, Ontario, December 14, 2018 – Ventripoint Diagnostics Ltd. (“Ventripoint” or the “Company”, TSXV:VPT, OTCQB:VPTDF) is pleased to announce that it showcased the VMS+ 3.0 System at EuroEcho 2018 in Milan, Italy, one of the world’s largest cardiovascular imaging congress’ with 4,200 attendees.
Each year the EuroEcho Congress attracts world-renowned global experts in the field of cardiovascular imaging providing an excellent venue to deliver live demonstrations of the new VMS+ 3.0 System. The Ventripoint team presented over 80 hands-on demonstrations during the three-day conference in Milan with positive feedback from leading cardiologists. With its smaller footprint and an improved user interface, the VMS+ 3.0 allows for superior integration into the clinical echocardiography workflow and environment. The system is designed to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide a streamlined approach for volumetric measurements and ejection fractions for all 4 chambers of the heart from standard 2D echo images. The 3D guidance tracking system has also been replaced with an innovative tracking sensor technology to enable patient repositioning during the examination.
During the congress, Dr. Shelby Kutty, newly appointed professor of pediatrics and cardiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, presented a poster on a comparative study performed with the VMS+ System at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Children’s Hospital; “Application of knowledge-based reconstruction to three dimensional echocardiography and comparison with semiautomatic border detection method for evaluating ventricular function”.
“This study presented at EuroEcho 2018, demonstrates the clinical feasibility of quantifying right and left ventricular volumes and function using VMS+ on two and three dimensional images acquired from multiple cardiac ultrasound systems. This included normal and repaired Tetralogy of Fallot hearts. The experience shows the possibilities of extension of VMS+ technology to the 3D echocardiography realm and indicates its value for a wide spectrum of heart diseases. We were pleased with the outcomes and look forward to future collaborations with Ventripoint” commented Dr. Kutty.
“From conference seminars, poster presentations and discussions with key opinion leaders in the Ventripoint exhibit booth, it is clear there is a significant need for a cost-effective and accurate approach for volumetric measurements of all 4 chambers of the heart. We have secured a number of follow-up meetings for 2019 after the successful turnout at the congress. The VMS+ technology sets us apart and can make a valuable difference in patient outcomes” notes Mehran Mehrtash, Vice-President, Worldwide Distributor Sales of Ventripoint Diagnostics.
The VMS+ 3.0 System is not commercially available for sale and is for investigational use only.
About Ventripoint Diagnostics Ltd.
Ventripoint’s technology is a leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) approach known as Knowledge-Based Reconstruction (KBR), used to create applications to monitor heart disease, a leading cause of death worldwide. The VMS+ is the first cost-effective and accurate AI tool for measuring whole heart function using conventional ultrasound. The Company has developed a suite of applications for all major heart diseases and is actively commercializing the approach to improve cardiac care.
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