The University of Chicago Medical Center Cardiac
Department Evaluates the VMS+ Complete Heart Analysis System
Toronto, Ontario, November 5, 2018 – Ventripoint Diagnostics Ltd. (“Ventripoint” or the “Company”, TSXV:VPT, OTCQB:VPTDF) is pleased to announce that the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois will be receiving the VMS+ complete heart analysis system.
Spearheaded by Dr. Roberto Lang, the VMS+ system will be installed and used for 3D volumetric analysis of the whole-heart. With the recent market clearance from the FDA, the University of Chicago will be one of the first sites to evaluate and publish on the performance of the VMS+ system vs MRI for all 4 cardiac chambers.
Dr. Roberto M. Lang is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging Laboratory at the University of Chicago. He is an internationally renowned cardiologist and specialist in echocardiography, the study of heart function using sound waves. Dr. Lang uses his vast knowledge of cardiac imaging techniques to evaluate patients with a wide variety of heart conditions, including heart failure and valve disease. In addition, he has been named one of the top cardiologists in Chicago by Chicago magazine.
“We are very pleased to have the VMS+ system installed in a very busy clinical environment such as the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago,” commented Desmond Hirson, President of Ventripoint. “We believe that our product in the hands of the Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Lang, will make a valuable difference to patient outcomes.”
The VMS+ system uses standard 2D echocardiogram images and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to render 3D volumes for all four chambers of the heart providing clinicians with a more efficient and cost-effective method for evaluating cardiac volumes and ejection fractions.
About the University of Chicago Medicine
The University of Chicago Department of Medicine is a leader in innovative, comprehensive patient care. Its cardiac and vascular experts have pioneered treatments and continue to make advancements in patient care. The Department of Medicine heart and vascular care program is one of the nation's most comprehensive programs using robotic surgery for cardiovascular operations and has a nationally acclaimed program in bloodless cardiac surgery and cardiovascular imaging, using advanced diagnostics, including three-dimensional echocardiography.
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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