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12/05/2016

FLOW VISUALIZATION TAKES CENTER STAGE AT TEDMED 2016 AS DR. PARTHO SENGUPTA, IN COLLABORATION WITH HITACHI, PRESENTS ADVANCED VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES

Wallingford, CT, December 5, 2016 - Evaluation of cardiac hemodynamics progresses to a new level as presented by Dr. Partho Sengupta at TedMed 2016. In collaboration with Hitachi and others, Dr. Sengupta demonstrated a true ground-breaking technology; the evaluation of cardiac valves using holograms.

His presentation tells his personal story of an impressive journey through the diagnostic world of cardiac imaging that ultimately brought him to where he is today.  His focus is strongly on discovering advanced visualization technologies to evaluate valvular form and function and how it is linked to the cardiac flow geometry. Some of Dr. Sengupta’s past work has been with PIV to demonstrate the valvular flow with vector information. He shared how he is now also using ultrasound to provide the vector information to evaluate this same flow geometry. He presents examples of PIV and Hitachi’s Vector Flow Mapping (VFM) analysis results side by side to illustrate the validity of ultrasound as a tool for vector mapping.

VFM using Velocity Vectors and Streamline display in a normal patient

VFM using Velocity Vectors and Streamline display in a normal patient

As a look into the future, Dr. Sengupta then demonstrated how holograms will play a part in valvular and other cardiac diagnosis by showing an example of a mitral valve hologram. This example provided a remarkable snapshot into the future of evaluating cardiac physiological characteristics by using holograms.

Hitachi’s VFM stands in the forefront as an example of advanced hemodynamic analysis today. In the future, VFM along with hologram analysis are true leading-edge technologies that will certainly advance the diagnostics of cardiac health.

About Hitachi Aloka Medical America, Inc.

Hitachi Aloka Medical America, Inc. is committed to delivering advanced diagnostic ultrasound systems and solutions to meet the needs of physicians and patients. With its U.S. and Canadian headquarters in Wallingford, CT, Hitachi Aloka Medical America employs local sales, service and clinical applications professionals across the nations. www.hitachi-aloka.com

About Partho Sengupta, MD

Currently, Partho P. Sengupta is the Director of Cardiac Ultrasound Research and Core Lab and an Associate Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at Mount Sinai’s Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health.

Dr. Sengupta has over 100 peer-reviewed publications. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of American College of cardiology: Imaging and currently serves as a Board of Director for the American Society of Echocardiography and as the Chair of the 2013 ASE World Summit on Echocardiography.

He has won several excellence awards including ASE's Young Investigator Award in 2004, Mayo Clinic Research Award in 2007, Mayo Brother's Distinguished Fellowship Award in 2009 and AACIO Young Investigator Award in 2010. He was awarded ASE's 14th Feigenbaum Lecturership for recognizing his significant contributions to research in the field of echocardiography and his potential to continue at a high level of achievement. He delivered ASE’s first-ever presentation using hologram technology at The American Society of Echocardiography's 2013 24th Annual Scientific Sessions on July 1 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His futuristic ideas, investigative skills and international work have been widely acclaimed by major media outlets including heart.org and Forbes.

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