Boston Scientific Launches Polaris Combined IVUS/FFR Imaging System

Imaging system to support planned intravascular ultrasound and fractional flow reserve products


July 24, 2014

Boston Scientific's Polaris imaging system supports the family of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheters, including coronary, peripheral and intracardiac echo products. The Polaris system offers enhanced ease-of-use and more powerful processing capabilities. Its modular design also supports the planned release of new Boston Scientific imaging products including a fractional flow reserve (FFR) wire, a new family of IVUS catheters, enhanced software features and better system control tools.

Working in collaboration with physicians, nurses, technicians and software design experts, Boston Scientific identified a need to improve the experience for customers involved in intravascular imaging procedures. Common challenges included confusing workflows, increased procedure times and difficult image interpretation. The Polaris system is designed to be smart, fast and accurate. The user interface and workflow have been redesigned and enhanced to provide for greater ease of use, while providing the necessary information to guide clinical decisions.

The Polaris system has CE mark and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance. It has been evaluated in numerous hospitals in the United States and Europe, and was showcased during live cases at the EuroPCR conference in May 2014.

Boston Scientific will offer customers an opportunity to upgrade their existing iLab system to the new Polaris.

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