Intravascular Imaging

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging systems used in the cath lab. These imaging modalities help with diagnostic decisions about how to treat atheroscolosis and help guide device placement and verification of stent apposition. The technology also is used to visualize in-stent restenosis.

Avinger Receives FDA Clearance of Next-Generation Pantheris Device
Technology | Atherectomy Devices | May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018 — Avinger Inc. announced that the company received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug...

Recent Acquisitions Eroding Prices in Billion Dollar European Interventional Cardiology cath lab Market.
Feature | Cath Lab | May 07, 2018 | Simon Trinh and Jeffrey Wong

The European interventional cardiology market is currently valued at nearly $1.4 billion. This is a mature market...

Technology | Intravascular Imaging | May 02, 2018

May 2, 2018 — Conavi Medical Inc. has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...

Abbott Initiates ILUMIEN IV Trial
News | Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) | April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018 — Abbott today announced the initiation of a...

Infraredx Highlights Value of IVUS + NIRS for Detecting Lipid Core Plaque at ACC.18
News | Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS) | March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018 –  Infraredx, a company that works in...

Avinger Receives CE Mark for In-Stent Restenosis Indication With Pantheris Image-Guided Atherectomy
Technology | Atherectomy Devices | September 29, 2017

September 29, 2017 — Avinger Inc. recently announced Conformité Européenne (CE) Marking approval for treating in-...

Philips Showcases Integrated Vascular Solutions at VIVA 2017
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | September 13, 2017

September 13, 2017 — Philips announced its presence at the Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA 17) Annual...

Philips Announces Relaunch of Pioneer Plus IVUS-Guided Catheter
News | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017 — Royal Philips recently announced the relaunch of its Pioneer Plus...

Avinger, VISION Study, two-year outcomes, LINC, Lumivascular technology, Pantheris, OCT-guided atherectomy
News | Atherectomy Devices | February 03, 2017

February 3, 2017 — Avinger Inc. recently announced positive two-year...

Avinger, Lightbox L250 imaging console, upgrade, Lumivascular platform, OCT, optical coherence tomography
Technology | Intravascular Imaging | January 11, 2017

January 11, 2017 — Avinger Inc. recently announced the U.S. launch of an enhanced version of the company’s Lightbox...

Pantheris, OCT, Avinger, Lightbox L250
Technology | Atherectomy Devices | December 23, 2016

December 23, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a new 510(k) clearance for Avinger’s...

Videos | TCT | November 18, 2016

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a video tour of some of the most innovative new interventional cardiology...

OCT stent strut coverage

OCT imaging showing neointimal tissue coverage of metallic stent struts.

News | Stents | November 07, 2016

November 7, 2016 – Results from TRANSFORM-OCT, a prospective, randomized trial using optical coherence tomography (...

COLOR trial, TCT, NIRS, stenting vulnerable plaques, near infrared spectroscopy

An intravascular ultrasound image (IVUS) with co-registered NIRS showing yellow for the detection of lipid rich plaque in a coronary artery. 

News | Cath Lab | November 07, 2016

November 7, 2016 – Two-year results from the COLOR Trial, the first large-scale multicenter prospective study of its...

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