Cardiovascular ultrasound for fetal, pediatric, and congenital patients can be a challenge with the need to visualize, examine, and diagnose complex anatomy and the smallest anatomical details. Further, there is a need to easily review and share these images while providing in-depth reports in a timely manner. Hitachi’s Cardiology Imaging Solution combines the high quality imaging of the LISENDO 880 with the structured reporting and analytics of VidiStar, making for a robust but affordable single-vendor solution that allows the modern pediatric cardiologist to streamline clinical workflow and meet high clinical quality standards.
The LISENDO 880 delivers exceptional performance for your fetal, pediatric, and congenital patients. Identifying complex pathology in pediatric and congenital patients, along with the need to visualize the smallest of anatomy in fetal hearts, can be a challenge. Hitachi’s Pure Symphonic Architecture offers state of the art probe technology, a high performance OLED display, and premium image optimization parameters such as eFocus to produce an outstanding image, providing you with the tools you need to diagnose confidently.
Visualizing cardiac hemodynamics is where the LISENDO 880 truly stands apart. Our Color Doppler and eFLOW provide visualization of fetal and pediatric cardiac hemodynamics that exceeds expectations for sensitivity. Combined with our unique technologies like CW on every curved probe and Dual Gate Doppler to evaluate two PW or TDI flows simultaneously, the LISENDO 880 provides a comprehensive solution for evaluating hemodynamic function in all of your patients.
Features such as 2DTT, Hitachi’s strain quantification technology allows for all strain parameters to be analyzed, even on inverted images. LV eFlow provides endocardial definition without the use of contrast, a true benefit for pediatric patients. Hitachi’s Free Angular M-Mode (FAM) allows for up to three anatomical M-Mode lines simultaneously. Together, these provide solutions for your most difficult clinical challenges and move hemodynamic evaluations beyond the basics.
Structured reporting enables for faster, more consistent, and complete reporting with pre-determined formatting and auto-generation of reports through drop-down menus, checkboxes, and required data fields.
Measurement data from the Ultrasound seamlessly auto-populates into VidiStar structured reports, speeding up workflow and reducing the potential for error by eliminating the need for measurement transcription. The need for repeat Echocardiography exams is reduced with VidiStar’s in-application re-measure functionality.
In pediatric cardiology, patients can require care and monitoring over their lifetime. Often is the case that there is nominal physiological change between examinations. VidiStar’s Report Copy-forward saves time and improves workflow by auto-populating previous study report impressions and findings into a new report for easy review and update. With VidiStar, measurement trending graphs can also be included in a report, enabling for at-a-glance understanding of patient measurement history; saving the time it would take to read old reports and improving patient care.
Quality Assurance in pediatric cardiology is time consuming and requires collection of data for accreditation and maximum reimbursement; allowing for confidence in compliance with professional standards and clinical quality. VidiStar contains reports for QA that fulfill the reporting requirements for the American College of Cardiology’s Adult Congenital & Pediatric Quality Network (Qnet) and can be completed and stored alongside clinical reports.
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Written by Michael Rachmilowitz, Informatics Product Manager, Hitachi Healthcare Americas