Siemens Healthineers has introduced TrueFusion1, an application on the new Release 5.0 of the Acuson SC2000 cardiovascular ultrasound system that integrates ultrasound and angiography images. These integrated images can be used to guide cardiac teams when administering treatment for structural heart disease. With comprehensive imaging applications such as TrueFusion, in addition to laboratory and point-of-care diagnostics solutions as well as therapy guidance tools, information technology (IT), and services, Siemens Healthineers innovates to improve outcomes and reduce costs in cardiovascular care.
To address the need for fused images, the new TrueFusion application sends anatomical and functional markers as well as valve models from the Acuson SC2000's True Volume transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) transducer to an Artis with PURE angiography system, overlaying ultrasound information with live fluoroscopy images to navigate structural heart procedures.
By directly and seamlessly integrating co-registration of Artis fluoro and Acuson SC2000 echo into the workflow via machine learning-based probe detection and automated registration updates, TrueFusion enables clinical teams to identify soft tissue-based structures that are provided directly from the integrated ultrasound system. With TrueFusion, not only can echocardiographers and interventionists better communicate and achieve more intuitive anatomical orientation during challenging procedures, but clinical teams can potentially reduce contrast usage and procedure time as well as patient and clinician X-ray exposure.