Cath Lab Navigation Aids

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for navigation aids to help guide interventional procedures. These include advanced imaging, fusion imaging, rotational angiograpy, fluoro overlay images, robotic systems, and 3D printing and holograms for use in the interventional lab or cath lab.

Philips Healthcare's new Fiber Optic RealShape (FORS) technology creates real-time 3-D imaging of anatomy and devices inside the body using light, rather than X-rays. FORS uses light traveling through hair-thin fiber optics inside special FORS enabled catheter and guidewires.

Philips Healthcare's new Fiber Optic RealShape (FORS) technology creates real-time 3-D imaging of anatomy and devices inside the body using light, rather than X-rays. FORS uses light traveling through hair-thin fiber optics inside special FORS enabled catheter and guidewires. 

Feature | Angiography | March 12, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Philips is working on a prototype cath lab angiographic imaging system that might be able to replace the current X-...

The DEFINE GPS (Distal Evaluation of Functional performance with Intravascular sensors to assess the Narrowing Effect: Guided Physiologic Stenting) study will be the first time that the use of iFR in conjunction with the Philips Image-Guided Co-registration System (SyncVision) is evaluated for PCI guidance and the optimization of treatment outcomes.

The DEFINE GPS study will be the first time that the use of iFR in conjunction with an angiography image-guided co-registration system for PCI guidance and the optimization.

News | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | February 12, 2020

February 12. 2020 — Philips announced a new randomized controlled trial to assess patient outcomes after receiving a...

This is an example of artificial intelligence automation for cardiac MRI using an AI app from TeraRecon's Envoy AI marketplace. The GE MRI image has bee countoured, anatomy labeled and all quantification automated by the AI, greatly reducing post-processing time. See this and other new AI imaging technologies from the 2019 RSNA meeting.

This is an example of artificial intelligence automation for cardiac MRI using an AI app from TeraRecon's Envoy AI marketplace. The GE MRI image has been countoured, anatomy labeled and all quantification automated by the AI, greatly reducing post-processing time. See this and other new AI imaging technologies from the 2019 RSNA meeting.

Blog | January 24, 2020

The key question I am always asked at cardiology conferences is what are the trends and interesting new technologies...

Videos | Robotic Systems | January 20, 2020

This video shows the first robotic percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) performed in Germany with the Robocath...

Professor Michael Haude, director of Medical Clinic I at Rheinland Klinikum Neuss Lukaskrankenhaus, performing a PCI using the Robocath R-One robotic catheter guidance system. 

Professor Michael Haude, director of Medical Clinic I at Rheinland Klinikum Neuss Lukaskrankenhaus, performing a PCI using the Robocath R-One robotic catheter guidance system. 

News | January 21, 2020

January 21, 2020 – Robocath, a company that designs, develops and commercializes cardiovascular robotic systems for...

Videos | RSNA | December 18, 2019

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell and Imaging Technology News (ITN) Consulting Editor Greg Freiherr offer a post-game report...

 CAE Healthcare will showcase its mixed reality training solutions for practicing physicians and medical imaging companies for the first time at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2019 meeting. With technology platforms that integrate modeled human physiology into immersive, augmented reality environments, CAE Healthcare partners with vendors to deliver risk-free training solutions that meet the needs of physicians and equipment providers. #RSNA19 #RSNA2019
News | Virtual and Augmented Reality | November 27, 2019

November 27, 2019 — CAE Healthcare will showcase its mixed reality training solutions for practicing physicians and...

EchoPixel showed technology at TCT 2019 that creates live holograms in the cath lab from 3-D TEE imaging. It projects the holograms on a special display screen that does not require the user to wear 3-D glasses. The interventional cardiologist can use hand movements and a foot switch to move the image around without breaking the sterile field. It offers a new way to visualize catheters, device positioning and deployment for structural heart procedures. #TCT2019 #TCT #TCT19

EchoPixel showed technology at TCT 2019 that creates live holograms in the cath lab from 3-D TEE imaging. It projects the holograms on a special display screen that does not require the user to wear 3-D glasses. The interventional cardiologist can use hand movements and a foot switch to move the image around without breaking the sterile field. It offers a new way to visualize catheters, device positioning and deployment in structural heart procedures. (Photos by Dave Fornell)

Feature | TCT | November 04, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

The latest in interventional cardiology clinical data and new device technologies were highlighted at the annual...

A comparison of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) vs. angiography found a significant mismatch and showed the benefits of IVUS in venous interventions.

A comparison of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) vs. angiography found a significant mismatch and showed the benefits of IVUS in venous interventions.

News | Venous Therapies | October 31, 2019

October 31, 2019 – In a large series of iliac vein stent cases, a blinded comparison found...

Siemens Healthineers completed the acquisition of 100 percent of Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc., effective Oct. 29, 2019. Prior to the closing of the acquisition, Corindus held a shareholders’ meeting Oct. 25, at which 87.5 percent of their stockholders approved the acquisition. The relevant governmental authorities previously granted the approvals required to complete the acquisition.
News | Robotic Systems | October 29, 2019

October 29, 2019 — Siemens Healthineers completed the acquisition of 100 percent of Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc...

Marco Costa, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, president, UH Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, performing a cath lab procedure.

Marco Costa, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, president, UH Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, performing a cath lab procedure.

News | Cath Lab | October 28, 2019

October 28, 2019 — Leaders within University Hospitals and the Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute had a vision...

Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D., right, director, cardiac catheterization lab, during a complex CTO procedure at Henry Ford Hospital.

Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D., right, director, cardiac catheterization lab, during a complex CTO procedure at Henry Ford Hospital. (Photo by Dave Fornell)

Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | October 01, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders...

This is a view of the Level Ex IVUS training app to help users of Philips' intravascular ultrasound system. It is integrated into a percutenous coronary intervention (PCI) training app for mobile devices that allows interventional cardiologists to perform streamlined cath lab patient case simulations, including, iFR, angioplasty and stenting. #TCT2019

This is a view of the Level Ex IVUS training app to help users of Philips' intravascular ultrasound system. It is integrated into a percutenous coronary intervention (PCI) training app for mobile devices that allows interventional cardiologists to perform streamlined cath lab patient case simulations, including, iFR, angioplasty and stenting. 

News | Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS) | October 02, 2019

October 2, 2019 — Philips Healthcare is utilizing Level Ex’s video game app design expertise to train interventional...

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