The Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) program is a research program of the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai. The AIM program seeks to develop software to allow computers to process and analyze three-dimensional images of the heart. The AIM programs, often referred to as the Cedars-Sinai Cardiac Suite, are licensed and distributed by various nuclear medicine camera manufacturers and software companies.
- AutoQUANT / AutoQUANT MD
This fully automated program integrates in one package the functionalities of AIM’s QGS and QPS . AutoQUANT MD contains a full version of AutoQUANT as well as CSimport. AutoQUANT and AutoQUANT MD are available exclusively from Philips Medical Systems.
Cedars-Sinai‘s application for automatic reconstruction and reorientation of raw tomographic data (raw projections), with an emphasis on cardiac images.
CSimport is a data management utility that also serves as launcher for software applications that are part of the Cedars-Sinai Cardiac Suite.
- Motion Correction (MoCo)
This application provides automatic and manual correction of SPECT acquisition artifacts.
- Quantitative Blood Pool SPECT (QBS)
This application provides automatic quantitation of left- and right-ventricular function (ejection fraction, ED and ES volumes, stroke volumes) using gated blood pool SPECT images. It also displays motion polar maps and parametric surfaces.
- Quantitative Gated SPECT (QGS)
This application provides cardiac function quantitation using perfusion datasets: ED and ES volumes, ejection fraction. The image data can be viewed in a variety of modes, from selected slices in a 2D view to a rendered 3D surface of the myocardium with function maps (perfusion, motion, thickening and regional EF).
- Quantitative Perfusion SPECT (QPS)
In addition to cardiac parameters, such as chamber volume and wall area, this application provides perfusion analysis of ungated datasets by comparing rest and stress datasets to a database of normal values (also called normal limits) using statistical methods.
- Quantitative PET (QPET)
This application provides automatic segmentation, quantification and analysis of static and gated myocardial perfusion PET, with support for both short axis and transverse datasets, and provides the calculation of Coronary Flow Reserve (CFR) and Myocardial Blood Flow (MBF)
This application is a public-domain utility designed to view DICOM header information. The program conforms to the Windows MDI (multi-document interface) and accepts any valid DICOM file. It offers limited search capabilities, as well as printing. This program is provided without any kind of warranty.
- Automated Report Generators
The Cedars-Sinai reporting system is a complete reporting package for nuclear cardiologists. The reporting system, designed to quickly produce high quality, error-free reports, is divided into 2 main components: Automated Report Generator (ARG) and QARG extended version.
- Fusion/CT (optional)
This module is an optional, add-on feature to QGS,QPS and QPET that utilizes the 3D coronary artery tree representation of the vendor’s CT Angiography (CTA) software to provide a fused display of the coronary tree and the 3D LV surfaces with mapped perfusion or viability information. Fused review of original SPECT/PET, CT, and CTA transverse slices in three orthogonal planes is supported. Interactive 3D alignment correction of SPECT/PET, CT and CTA is possible.
- PlusPack (optional)
This module is an optional, add-on feature to QGS and QPS featuring prone/supine imaging, stress-rest image registration, evaluation of serial image changes, “motion-frozen” perfusion or viability imaging by warping ECG-gated images to the end-diastolic position, access to phase information for gated QGS datasets, shape index extraction and saving of results and application configurations for case studies in a PowerPoint slide format.
- QGS Companion (optional)
This module is a collection of enhancements to QGS featuring diastolic function assessment, 17-segment scoring for perfusion and function evaluation and eccentricity index measurement.
- QPS Companion (optional)
This module is a collection of enhancements to QPS featuring 17-segment scoring for perfusion and function evaluation and eccentricity index measurement.
- AutoQUANT / AutoQUANT MD