A Chinese diagnostic technology known as quantitative Flow Ration (QFR) measurement system has been approved by the U.S. FDA according to China’s Ministry of Science and Technology.

What is Quantitative Flow Ratio (QFR) measurement system?

Based on the computational analysis of X-ray coronary angiography, the system is able to obtain QFR noninvasively, which can evaluate coronary artery blockage and function and then help doctors decide whether a patient needs to have a surgical and interventional heart procedure, reports Xinhua net.

Who developed the technology?

Jointly developed by Pulse Medical Imaging Technology (Shanghai) Co and a group of researchers from Jiao Tong University.

What does the Device Help Diagnose?

Coronary heart disease is a condition in which the heart’s blood supply is narrowed or blocked due to the buildup of plaque in the coronary artery, reports Xinhua Net. Since 2004, expenses in China for annual hospitalization continue to exponentially grow.  China’s patients are feeling the economic burden of this growth.  The approval of QFR technology will offer a more accurate, non-invasive diagnostic device and better treatment for patients with coronary heart disease worldwide.

Who is Pulse Medical Imaging Technology of Shanghai?

Based in Shanghai, Pulse Medical Imaging Technology is dedicated to developing innovative technology for precise and optimal treatment of patients with coronary disease. Together with its development partner Shanghai-based Jiao Tong University, Pulse Medical has been pioneering in fast computation of fractional flow reserve (FFR) from multiple imaging data. The angiography based approach (QFR) and intracoronary OCT-based approach (OFR) have been well received in the field of interventional cardiology as precise and affordable intra-procedural solution for evaluation of FFR in patients during diagnostic coronary angiography.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University is a major research university in Shanghai. Established in 1896 as Nanyang Public School by an imperial edict issued by the Guangxu Emperor, it has been referred to the MIT of the East since the 1930s.

Source: Xinhua Net

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