CART-Tech’s corporate mission

To develop cutting-edge technologies to improve patient outcome
Transforming cardiovascular procedures

 

Our goal:

Improving the quality of life and life expectancy of patients with heart failure
Improving the efficacy of advanced cardiac pacemakers
Extend clinical imaging and interventional techniques beyond current boundaries by means of:

  • deep learning
  • cloud computing
  • real-time X-ray fusion
  • imaging during interventions

    Lead product:
    CARTBox for image-guided CRT Implantation

    (ESC Guidelines)

    Derived from standard X-ray and cardiac MRI imaging data
    Easy assessment and visualization of:

    • 3D myocardial infarction map
    • 4D myocardial contraction dyssynchrony map (see movie below)

    Mapping mechanical contraction

    • Visualization of the AHA 17-segment model
    • Merging of real-time X-ray images with MRI data during device implantation 
    • All information on a single screen (similar to route planner)
    • CARTBox with basic algorithms now CE certified

    Conventional X-ray

    Conventional ’empty’ X-ray image.

    Visualization of the coronary arteries only

    X-ray + CARTBox

    X-ray + overlay of scar and led target

    Targets are included (green) plus areas to be avoided for placement of the lead (red)

    CARTBox: personalized CRT in three steps

    1.  Upload: gold standard MRI data using CARTBox terminal (dedicated hardware for safe data transfer)
    2. Analysis by means of Artificial Intelligence in the cloud
    3. Download to the hospital: patient-specific MRI data for fusion/visualization during cardiologic procedure

    Key advantages:

    • No extra time required for cardiologists in the cathlab
    • Pending the completion of our large-scale clinical studies: shorter procedure with better safety and efficacy for the patient
    • First time right: no time spoiled searching for optimal site for pacemaker lead
    • Increased confidence level for the cardiologist
    • Augments the skills of the cardiologist
    • Vendor-independent, compatible with old and new equipment

    The Future

    • Image guidance for additional (cardiovascular) procedures to build a pipeline of products (under development)

    • Fusion of myocardial infarction imaging with mapping devices (CARTO, Ensite-NavX) to support ventricular ablation procedures

    • Use of CT instead of MRI imaging

    • Eventually also outside the cardiology field