The 2D Tissue Tracking (2DTT) is an advanced tool which allows users to track the displacement of the cardiac tissue by using a novel and accurate algorithm of “Speckle Tracking”. Doppler based methods such as Tissue Doppler Imaging are limited in evaluating the displacement velocity of the tissue due to angle dependency. This new software allows the detection of velocity components perpendicular to the beam which is impossible with conventional Doppler techniques. By tracking, image to image, the natural patterns of the cardiac tissue on B-Mode images, the 2DTT permits the user to quantitatively evaluate the movement and the thickening of the myocardium.
It is very simple to set the contours of the myocardium with the 2DTT in order to fit the endo and epicardium and easily assess the parametric data and images. The 2DTT provides precise quantitative measurements and information such as: longitudinal and Radial Strain, Torsion rotation angle, displacement, wall thickening and various other parameters to visualise, quantify and analyse the myocardial mechanics.
Applications include Cardiac Function analysis, Cardiac Resynchronization therapy, cardiomyopathy, Stress Echo and other Global and Regional studies.
The 2DTT application is embedded with new improvements like:
- A new tracking algorithm for an enhanced precision
- New ergonomics with improved operability
- Changes in the Evaluation Index of the Apical View