Partnerships Enable IVUS Compatible With Angiography Systems
New collaborations will enable the use of Boston Scientific’s iLab ultrasound system Ultrasound Imaging System with the Philips’ Allura Xper and the Siemens’ Axiom Artis and Artis zee interventional X-ray systems. The iLab provides intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and intracardiac ultrasound (ICE).
Boston Scientific’s collaborations with Philips and Siemens include recently completed compatibility testing, which confirmed that the iLab System can function when integrated. The company previously announced a similar collaboration with GE Healthcare and its Innova System.
The iLab System is designed to install directly into a cardiac catheterization laboratory or radiology suite alongside these X-ray systems, enabling physicians to more readily incorporate IVUS technology into their procedures.
The new compatibility partnership with Philips and Siemens was announced in May 2010.
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