Off-cart AutoSTRAIN with TOMTEC
Investing in software like TOMTEC allows facilities to participate in this reimbursement program with a very quick return-of-investment, even if the current ultrasound equipment doesn’t support strain analysis.
AutoSTRAIN is available as multi-vendor off-cart solution and can be used independently from the ultrasound cart and can even help analyze prior studies where strain was not initially applied.
The automated and reproducible results provided by AutoSTRAIN allow you to analyze and monitor subclinical changes over time. This ability is extremely important in patients at risk for developing heart disease; especially for specific populations such as cardio-oncology and CHF patients.
AutoSTRAIN provides results within seconds and therefore optimizes workflows in stressful and hectic times without losing quality of care.
If you want to learn more about the reimbursement of strain imaging:
Please visit the ASE Website: https://www.asecho.org/2020-CMS/ or
watch the ASE webinar at youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-urRAZjPZqo
Please see the following AutoSTRAIN publications and AutoSTRAIN features:
A simplified D-shaped model of the mitral annulus to facilitate CT-based sizing before transcatheter mitral valve implantation. Blanke P, Dvir D, Cheung A, Ye J, Levine RA, Precious B, Berger A, Stub D, Hague C, Murphy D, Thompson C, Munt B, Moss R, Boone R, Wood D, Pache G, Webb J, Leipsic J. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2014 Nov-Dec;8(6):459-67.
Percutaneous mitral repair with the MitraClip system: safety and midterm durability in the initial EVEREST (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair Study) cohort. Feldman T, Kar S, Rinaldi M, Fail P, Hermiller J, Smalling R, Whitlow PL, Gray W, Low R, Herrmann HC, Lim S, Foster E, Glower D; EVEREST Investigators. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Aug 18;54(8):686-94.