FDA Clears PICC Ultrasound Guidance System
August 30, 2010 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted clearance for SonoSite’s LumenVu Catheter Guidance System. Designed to aid in the placement of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC), the system combines near-infrared technology with a revolutionary fiber optic stylet, which replaces a traditional guide wire, to allow visualization and real-time tracking of a catheter tip as it advances through a vein.
The LumenVu System is designed to mitigate these risks by providing clinicians with the ability to visualize the catheter tip as it travels through the vessel. Health care professionals in hospitals or long-term care facilities will be able to track the progression of a catheter with greater confidence and quickly make navigational adjustments.
The LumenVu System is compatible with standard catheter suppliers and is designed to allow clinicians seamless integration of the product into their current PICC line process. Additionally, the LumenVu System does not rely on a magnetic field and will not interfere with medical equipment or with devices in the patient’s body, such as a pacemaker.
For more information: www.sonosite.com/products/lumenvu