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Hackensack’s Imaging and Radiology Adopts HeartFlow Analysis

CardiologyHackensack University Medical CenterImaging and Radiology

What you need to know

Hackensack University Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to adopt the HeartFlow Analysis, a first-of-its-kind noninvasive technology to aid physicians in the diagnoses of coronary artery disease (CAD). This new non-invasive test can help physicians diagnose and treat heart disease.

More details on HeartFlow Analysis

With data from a patient’s noninvasive coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) and leveraging deep learning, HeartFlow creates a personalized, digital 3D model of the patient’s coronary arteries. Powerful computer algorithms are used to simulate blood flow and assess the impact of blockages on blood flow to the heart. Within hours, the patient’s physician receives the HeartFlow Analysis via a secure web interface – providing information on the extent of a patient’s arterial blockage and the impact the blockage has on blood flow to the heart.

“The HeartFlow Analysis will help us develop the most appropriate treatment plan for a patient with coronary artery disease without the need for unnecessary and stressful procedures,” says Sean Pierce, M.D., chair, Department of Radiology, Hackensack University Medical Center. “This is potentially game-changing technology that will be beneficial for both our patients and Hackensack University Medical Center.”