Infraredx, Philips Collaboration to Develop Cath Lab Integration for Vessel Characterization
Infraredx Inc., a medical device company, and Royal Philips Electronics signed a joint development and collaboration agreement that is focused on integrating Infraredx’s true vessel characterization (TVC) Imaging System with Philips’ Allura Xpercatheterization (cath) lab imaging systems. This collaboration is intended to enable seamless access to the TVC Imaging System with Philips’ Allura X-ray systems.
The joint product development is intended to provide physicians with tableside control of the TVC Imaging System from within the sterile cath lab environment using Allura’s table-mounted Xper module. The TVC Composite Image can be viewed on the Philips’ cath lab monitors, enabling physicians to view the Chemogram and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) images alongside the coronary angiogram. This will allow for better visualization of LCPs in a patient’s coronary artery. The automatic sharing and integration of patient demographics and imaging study information between the Allura system and the TVC system will improve workflow efficiency and provide quicker retrieval and review of information.