New tools for 3D and 4D software techniques developed by physician at a Virginia Medial School...BD
Alfred Abuhamad, M.D., chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at EVMS - recognized worldwide for his skills in using ultrasound to detect fetal heart defects - developed the automation protocol, called Sonography based Volume Computer Aided Diagnosis (SonoVCAD).
"This is going to change the way ultrasound is practiced," said Abuhamad. "With some heart defects, infants can die without surgery soon after birth. With an earlier diagnosis months before birth, clinicians and the mother can plan delivery in tertiary care centers with surgeons prepared." GE has incorporated Abuhamad's automation protocol in the Voluson E8, the next generation of the GE Voluson ultrasound platform for women's healthcare. This new 3D/4D ultrasound system includes a number of new tools to help improve clinical workflow, including SonoVCAD.