Extra Radiopaque Markers Improve Visibility of IVUS Catheter

 

March 1, 2010

An improved intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheter, the Eagle Eye Platinum, offers improved deliverability and additional radiopaque markers for better visualization under angiography. Commercial release of Eagle Eye Platinum in the U.S. is expected in the second quarter of 2010.

The Eagle Eye Platinum offers the same functionality of its predecessor Eagle Eye Gold catheter, but offers improved deliverability and the convenience of additional radiopaque markers. Commercial release of Eagle Eye Platinum in the U.S. is expected in the second quarter of 2010.

The catheter is an improved version of Volcano's Eagle Eye Gold. The Eagle Eye Platinum is the third generation of catheters in the Eagle Eye product line. To date, Eagle Eye catheters have been used in more than 500,000 procedures worldwide.

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