Anatomical Intelligence

What is Anatomical Intelligence?

Anatomical Intelligence applies adaptive system intelligence, and a rich database of 3D models of anatomical structures to a patient’s ultrasound data, with the aim of simplifying investigations and providing more reproducible results.

Using a model of an organ, such as the heart, Anatomical Intelligence interprets ultrasound data and presents it in a form that a clinician can easily, quickly, and consistently view and quantify.

Philips Anatomical Intelligence portfolio:

EPIQ – the most powerful architecture applied to ultrasound.

Using anatomical intelligence to assess LV function

Quantification – Anatomical Intelligence applied to cardiac mechanics

Dr. Salgo discusses Anatomical Intelligence in Ultrasound

EchoNavigator – fusing ultrasound and fluoroscopy

HeartNavigator – combining sophisticated software and fluoroscopy

A solution for structural heart disease interventions


Philips expertise and passion for ultrasound imaging brings new levels of sophistication and functionality.

"Philips Ultrasound is committed to changing the course of medicine and saving lives through the unexpected intelligence of pure sound. Anatomical Intelligence is one of the ways we are doing this. Automatic quantification and intelligence combined with our renown image quality will work together to provide clinicians with more definitive answers."

Conrad Smits, CEO Ultrasound, for Philips Healthcare.

How is Anatomical Intelligence used today?

Anatomical Intelligence is used in Philips imaging solutions such as EchoNavigator, EP navigator and HeartNavigator. Already today it is providing clinicians with sophisticated, yet easy-to-use processing tools, and helping them quickly and more confidently identify anatomy and anomalies, assess disease states, determine treatment, and guide interventions.

Conventional ultrasound vs. Anatomical Intelligence

Using anatomical intelligence to assess LV function

Quantification – Anatomical Intelligence applied to cardiac mechanics

A solution for structural heart disease interventions: EPIQ 7C Live 3D and EchoNavigator integration

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What does Anatomical Intelligence achieve?

Anatomical Intelligence helps clinicians perform typical and advanced tasks, such as alignment, segmenting, visualizing, and quantifying. Today, even with familiarity and practice, these tasks can take significant time during ultrasound exams, as well as during procedures.

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What products use Anatomical Intelligence?





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Philips Anatomical Intelligence HeartModel was compared in a clinical assessment for correlation at the University of Chicago and presented at the American College of Cardiology in March, 2013.
View the poster (published in JACC March 2013)

Anatomical Intelligence applied to cardiac mechanics

New levels of quantification automation with Anatomical Intelligence
With the new EPIQ system, we are simplifying quantification with QLAB Q-Apps using ZeroClick technology and navigation features to reduce the usual many quantification steps to just a very few. The critical cardiac measurements and volumes are fast, simple and reproducible for users of all levels of experience.

Automated 2D QuantificationA.I. (a2DQA.I..) is an ideal tool for every echo lab. Its ZeroClick technology uses Anatomical Intelligence for rapid access to proven 2D EF and volumes for adult and pediatric patients. Your 2D EF measurements are one click on every patient – no manual tracing. AutoEF is available during the study and so fits in with an everyday echo protocol.

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Automated Cardiac Motion QuantificationA.I. (aCMQA.I.) with ZeroClick technology for adult echo uses speckle mechanics to provide reproducible 2D Global Longitudinal Strain (GLS) speckle measurements. An accurate EF is also calculated by using the Auto-ROI that drives the automation within the aCMQA.I.Q-App. Both EF and GLS measurements are derived from the same 2D images.

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Mitral Valve NavigatorA.I. (MVNA.I.) takes a Live 3D volume of the mitral valve and turns it into an easy-to-interpret model in eight guided steps, providing access to a comprehensive list of MV measurements and calculations. Compared to previously available tools, MVNA.I. models and measures with 87% fewer clicks, saving steps at each part of the process. MVNA.I. guides the entire process using simple commands and clear graphics, making this a very easy tool to use.

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