HERMES FUGA (FUnctional Gated Analysis) program is used to analyze data from planar gated blood pool studies of the heart.
• Automatic edge detection
• Amplitude and phase images
• Left & right ventricular analysis
• Movie display
The FUGA (FUnctional Gated Analysis) program is used to analyze data from planar gated blood pool studies of the heart.
HERMES FUGA™ uses cycle-dependent background correction to correct the counts within the end diastolic region for non-ventricular counts.
The counts within the end diastolic region, corrected for cycle-dependent background,
are used for the calculation of ejection fraction, regional ejection fraction (6),
filling and emptying rates (5) and the final volume curve.
This method has been shown (1)to minimize inter-operator variability when generating time-activity curves and is therefore ideally suited for calculating ventricular function parameters.
The left ventricular edge detection is performed automatically using a variation on a second derivative method developed at Yale University (1).