WorldCare Clinical Commences Medical Device Study using Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Boston, MA, April 12, 2017--WorldCare Clinical (WCC), a leading provider of imaging services for medical device clinical trials, today announced that its radiology team commenced reads on a 50-patient 3D Cardiac CT and transesophageal echo clinical trial. The cardiac imaging is performed to determine the efficacy and safety of an implanted device used to exclude the left atrial appendage.
3D Cardiac CT is a non-invasive method of detecting blockages in the coronary arteries. 3D Cardiac CT uses advanced CT technology, along with a small amount of dye, to non-invasively obtain high-resolution, three-dimensional images of the heart and coronary arteries.
The co-leads for the study include a vascular radiologist from Massachusetts General Hospital and a ProScan Imaging cardiologist. ProScan Imaging, the parent company of WCC, is a teleradiology service with 34 board-certified, subspecialty-trained radiologists on staff, with in-house experts in Coronary MR and CT Angiography.
WCC’s software analysis tools for cardiac CT images enable automatic segmentation of the heart, ventricle, atria, and various vessels, as well as both 3D and 4D cardiac viewing capabilities.
“Our team of board-certified, subspecialty-trained radiologists and cardiologists from MGH and ProScan, along with our state-of-the-art software analysis tools for cardiac echo, MR and CT, enable us to effectively perform imaging services for any type of cardiovascular clinical trial involving imaging,” stated Aaron Timm, CEO of WorldCare Clinical.
About WorldCare Clinical
WorldCare Clinical is a global imaging CRO that employs scientific expertise, innovative technology, and operational excellence to maximize the precision and accuracy of a blinded independent central review of Phase I – IV clinical trial data. The company has worked with thousands of sites in more than 60 countries. WCC’s robust technology platform processes over 250 million images annually (CT, MRI, X-Ray, Echo, US, PET). Originally founded in 1992 by the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Radiology, WorldCare continues to maintain a strategic relationship with the Harvard Hospital System as well as other leading academic institutions.
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