PMOD’s PCARDM tool supports the analysis of two types of cardiac MR images, addressing myocardial perfusion and ventricular pumping function.
PCARDM includes a unique workflow for the absolute quantification of gadolinium first-pass cardiac MR (CMR) images. This solution was developed by combining PMOD’s long-standing modeling expertise with ETH’s leading-edge MR methodology. It allows CMR researchers to apply state-of-the art perfusion quantification approaches to their data out of the box.
Additionally, PCARDM offers a convenient workflow for the analysis of cine CMR images which results in ejection fraction and stroke volume. Various approaches for the segmentation of the myocardium are available, ranging from AI-based boundary detection to manual outlining. Therefore, users are always able to arrive at a robust outcome.
“We have been using PMOD to analyse our MR perfusion data. The software offers excellent functionality and flexibility which we highly value for our scientific work. In addition the PMOD team has been very responsive and of great help in explaining and extending the various features of the package.”
- The PERFUSION workflow guides the user step-by-step through the analysis of gadolinium first-pass CMR images. Result is absolute perfusion in 16 segments of the myocardium.
- If not all requirements for a fully quantitative perfusion analysis are met, a qualitative scoring system can be applied for quantifying the extent of defects.
- The FUNCTION workflow supports the guided analysis of cine CMR images. Based on a segmentation of the myocardium throughout a heart cycle, ejection fraction and stroke volume are calculated, as well as myocardial thickening.