News | Ultrasound Women's Health | March 28, 2016

Toshiba Aplio 500 Platinum Ultrasound Used in Multi-Site Pregnancy Outcomes Study

Researchers use Toshiba’s Superb Micro-Vascular Imaging to improve visualization of placenta blood vessels to predict pregnancy complications

Toshiba, Aplio 500 Platinum ultrasound system, EVMS study, pregnancy outcomes, Superb Micro-Vascular Imaging SMI

March 28, 2016 — Aplio 500 Platinum ultrasound systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc., are being utilized in research to study the microvascularization of the placenta, placental tissue elasticity and placental calcification content. As part of an initiative to better understand placental function, the Aplio 500 Platinum will be used at the Fetal Cardiovascular Center at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) Maternal-Fetal Medicine led by Alfred Abuhamad, M.D., which received a $2.725 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

“Through our research study, we hope to develop an algorithm that can potentially help predict late pregnancy complications in early gestation by using new, high-tech ultrasound software, provided by Toshiba,” said Abuhamad, Mason C. Andrews Professor and Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and vice dean of clinical affairs at EVMS. “Our study is designed to identify which ultrasound tools are best at determining women who will develop poor pregnancy outcomes and those who will not. If we have the ability to identify which pregnancies will have complications in the future through ultrasound, then we can address it early with interventions and therapies.” 

Toshiba’s Aplio 500 Platinum ultrasound system provides powerful clinical imaging technology for advanced visualization, quantification and intervention. For example, EVMS will leverage the system’s Superb Micro-Vascular Imaging (SMI), which allows clinicians to see small vessels and to visualize low-velocity microvascular blood flow without the need for more invasive modalities and the use of radiologic contrast. EVMS will also utilize Toshiba’s Shear Wave Elastography to non-invasively measure tissue stiffness, while MicroPure enables better visualization of microcalcifications compared to grayscale imaging.

The grant was awarded to EVMS in collaboration with the University of Texas-Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. as part of the Human Placenta Project, which is a research initiative by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). NIH has awarded 19 grants, totaling approximately $46 million.

For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com

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