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.

Toshiba, Infinix, 4DCT, CT-Angio

Toshiba’s Infinix 4DCT combines an Infinix Elite angiography system an Aquilion One Vision edition CT system. It allows clinicians to plan, treat and verify in a single clinical setting. The CT system is capable of capturing an entire organ in one rotation with 640 slices and 16 cm of anatomical coverage. 

Feature | Angiography | July 12, 2016 | Dave Fornell

Angiographic imaging system vendors have developed new technologies to address emerging cath lab trends, including...

ASE 2016, echo, echocardiography, cardiac ultrasound, annual meeting, ASE.16, American Society of Echocardiography
Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 01, 2016

Below is a round up of news and videos about new cardiac ultrasound technology discussed in sessions and on the expo...

3D TEE, Mitraclip, mitraclip implantation, Echopixel, GE Healthcare, 3D imaging for procedural navigation

A 3-D view on the Echopixel system of a MitraClip implantation showing one clip deployed and a second about to be deployed. The images can be rotated on any axis and sliced through to show cross sectional views of the anatomy and the device in true 3-D with glasses. Echopixel is working toward a system that uses a special screen that will eliminate the need for glasses.

Blog | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 15, 2016

I saw a new combination of technologies on the expo floor at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) meeting...

corpath, corindus, cath lab robot, CORA-PCI
News | Robotic Systems | May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016 — A first-of-its kind study using robotic technology to remotely control coronary guidewires and stents...

Auris Surgical Robotics, acquisition, Hansen Medical
News | Robotic Systems | April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016 — Auris Surgical Robotics Inc. and Hansen Medical Inc. announced that they have signed a definitive...

Corindus, CorPath Robotic System, FDA clearance, peripheral vascular interventions
Technology | Robotic Systems | March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...

radial access, robotic navigation
Feature | Radial Access | March 28, 2016 | Amir Kaki M.D., FACC, FSCAI, Medical Director Cardiac Cath Laboratories, Detroit Medical Center

Millions of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) are performed each year around the world to treat obstructive...

Csound, GE ultrasound

4D Clarity, HDlive and cSound acquisition provide excellent TTE and TEE images.

Case Study | January 21, 2016

GE Healthcare is taking the next leap in image quality performance, quantification and workflow with the...

News | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016 — Teleflex Inc. has acquired privately held Nostix LLC, developer of innovative tip confirmation...

Cath lab radiation dose reduaction, doseaware, raysafe

The Philips DoseAware Xtend system is an advanced version of the Unfors RaySafe system, combining real time radiation detection badges and a live video screen showing each person in the cath lab in a different color. The system reports their real-time exposure rate and cumulative dose since the start of a procedure. It shows changes in dose exposure the closer a person gets to the C-arm.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | January 12, 2016 | Dave Fornell

Each year radiology vendors use the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting as a springboard to unveil...

vessel assist, CTO fusion imaging

An example of Vessel Assist used to create vessel centerlines through a CTO to help guide revascularization in the cath lab.

Technology | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | December 14, 2015

December 14, 2015 — As the field of interventional medicine grows, so do the challenges for clinicians to plan,...

Technology | Cath Lab | December 14, 2015

December 14, 2015 — The industry’s first seamless integration of interventional radiology (IR) and CT technology...

Videos | Cardiac Imaging | December 11, 2015

ITN/DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shows his choices for some of the most innovative new imaging technologies on the expo...

Videos | TCT | November 05, 2015

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices for the most innovative new interventional cardiovascular technologies...

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