Indications for Use
Salix is a web-based software tool that is intended to be used by trained medical professionals as an interactive tool for viewing and analyzing cardiac computed tomography (CT) data for determining the presence and extent of coronary plaques (i.e., atherosclerosis) and stenosis, and quantifying calcifications (calcium scoring) in patients who underwent Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA) for evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD) or suspected CAD. This software post processes CT images obtained using any Computed Tomography (CT) scanner. The software provides tools for the measurement and visualization of coronary arteries.
Salix is used as an adjunctive tool and is not intended as a replacement to a health professional's comprehensive review or their clinical judgment that considers other information from the CT images and the patient history. The software should only be used by people who have been appropriately trained in the software's functions, capabilities and limitations. Users should be aware that certain views make use of interpolated data. This is data that is created by the software based on the original data set. Interpolated data may give the appearance of healthy tissue in situations where pathology that is near or smaller than the scanning resolution may be present.