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West Lebanon, N.H. – M2S®, Inc., a leader and innovator in technology for quality improvement in healthcare has now completed over 300,000 high quality cardiovascular 3D reconstructions for clients. M2S has provided cardiovascular imaging services and Preview® surgical planning software to over 400 hospitals and 1,000 vascular surgeons and surgical teams, both in the United States, and internationally.
Preview has helped to revolutionize the way in which cardiovascular disease is evaluated, treated and monitored. It provides specialized hyper-accurate measurements, provides treatment planning assistance, and is an integral part of the follow up surveillance and long-term care for high-risk patients. The images received for 3D Preview reconstruction and clinical trial assessment are primarily CT’s, but MRA’s, X-rays and ultrasounds are also used to develop the most comprehensive 3D reconstruction of the relevant anatomy. The average data set provided to M2S for Preview purposes is approximately 1,000 images, resulting in a database of close to 300 million individual medical images.
Founded in 1997, M2S (previously Medical Media Systems, Inc) started as a small R&D firm. In 2000, Preview was granted approval from the FDA as a Class II medical device, which allowed the company to begin providing products and services on a commercial basis. The usage of Preview has grown in the vascular medical community, and the 300,000 Preview reconstructions have been created over a span of 15 years.
Greg Lange, President and CEO at M2S, says “From the initial development of devices for EVAR, M2S has been helping surgeons with cardiovascular case planning and patient surveillance. Our Preview product and PEMS system provide exceptional tools for understanding the patient’s unique anatomy, visualizing graft placement, determining the best treatment plan and managing patients over time. We are incredibly proud to have touched this many lives and enabled the best clinical outcomes.”
Many vascular surgeons are long-term Preview users, and have integrated it into their case planning year after year. “M2S has always provided a high quality product enabling long term surveillance projects, such as SVS VQI, and other critical study support including core lab analysis,” said Dr. Rod White, who has been using M2S since its inception. “We rely on the data provided by M2S for routine clinical care and surveillance, and have benefited by having complex case planning provided to support commercial and Physician Sponsored IDE development and data analysis. I am also impressed by the level of dedication and expertise demonstrated by the M2s employees – consistently reliable and always focused on patient care.”
M2S Preview is a fully integrated system for viewing and analyzing patient-specific data. Raw scan data is extracted from computed tomography (CT) scans, MRI, or other sources, and rendered by Preview into a three-dimensional (3D) format. High quality 3D models of vascular anatomy can provide excellent case planning tools. Preview software, listed with the FDA as a Class II medical device, is an interactive 3D model and measurements tool for endovascular case planning. Preview is commonly deployed by imaging experts to handle the most complex Abdominal, Thoracoabdominal, Carotid and Popliteal Aneurysm cases. Preview software can accurately visualize tortuous and highly angulated anatomy, using contrast and non-contrast data, including fenestrated and branched aneurysm endovascular repair cases. Preview has also proven highly effective for the planning of Trans Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) surgical procedures.
M2S, Inc. supports quality improvement in healthcare with clinical registries, data sharing and clinical trial services for industry to manage clinical information, reduce costs, and improve the quality of patient care. Over 350 hospitals and 2,450 physicians are using theM2S PATHWAYS platform across 46 states to capture and analyze over 7,500 patient procedures per month. M2S is the exclusive registry technology provider of the M2S PATHWAYS™ platform to the Society for Vascular Surgery’s Vascular Quality Initiative® and the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery’s NeuroVascular Quality Initiative®. Visit www.m2s.com www.vascularqualityinitiative.org, or www.snisonline.org/registry to find out more.
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