Solution Integrates ICE with 3D Mapping


December 18, 2007

December 18, 2007 - Biosense Webster Inc. has introduced aid in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias with the CARTOSOUND Image Integration module with the new SOUNDSTAR 3D Catheter designed for use with the CARTO XP Navigation System.

The new CARTOSOUND Module with the new System Software 2007 integrates intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) with 3D mapping.

The CARTOSOUND Module integrates real-time ICE images from the Siemens ACUSON Sequoia and Cypress ultrasound systems using the novel SOUNDSTAR 3D Catheter with the CARTO XP EP Navigation System. This ultrasound catheter utilizes an embedded position sensor to display location and beam orientation on the CARTO XP System, which enhances visualization of ICE images and ablation catheter location. Additionally, using the CARTOSOUND Module with the SOUNDSTAR 3D Catheter in conjunction with the CARTOMERGE Image Integration Module combines the anatomic details of a pre-acquired CT or MRI image with real-time ICE.

"At Biosense Webster we continually work with physicians to enhance visualization to assist in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias," said Roy Tanaka, president. "The availability of the CARTOSOUND Module with the SOUNDSTAR 3D Catheter is yet another step in providing patients and physicians with innovative tools to help in diagnosing and treating arrhythmias."

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