Cath Lab Navigation Aids

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for navigation aids to help guide interventional procedures. These include advanced imaging, fusion imaging, rotational angiograpy, fluoro overlay images, robotic systems, and 3D printing and holograms for use in the interventional lab or cath lab.

Videos | FFR Technologies | December 16, 2020
This is an example of the Medis Medical Imaging Quantitative Flow Ratio (QFR) system that offers a fractional flow...
Videos | Robotic Systems | December 16, 2020
This is an example of the Siemens Corindus CorPath Cath lab robotic system being used for a percutaneous coronary...
The Medis Quantitative Flow Ratio (QFR) is a novel, non-invasive, angiography-based physiologic FFR-like assessment of the presence and extent of coronary artery disease.

The Medis Quantitative Flow Ratio (QFR) is a novel, non-invasive, angiography-based physiologic FFR-like assessment of the presence and extent of coronary artery disease. 

News | FFR Technologies | December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020 – Acist Medical Systems Inc. announced a formal distribution partnership with Medis Medical Imaging...
News | Robotic Systems | November 03, 2020
November 3, 2020 – Robocath, a company commercializing cardiovascular cath lab robotic systems, announced creation of...
Angiography with a co-registered view of pressure drops according iFR readings in a coronary vessel. The DEFINE PCI study showed patients had improved outcomes and less recurrent chest pain at one year using iFR physiologic measurements combined with landmarks shown on angiographic imaging to better guide therapy. Image by Philips Healthcare. #TCT #TCT2020 #TCTconnect

Angiography with a co-registered view of pressure drops according iFR readings in a coronary vessel. The DEFINE PCI study showed patients had improved outcomes and less recurrent chest pain at one year using iFR physiologic measurements combined with landmarks shown on angiographic imaging to better guide therapy. Image by Philips Healthcare

Feature | FFR Technologies | October 30, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is considered the gold standard measure whether a coronary lesions needs a percutaneous...
Fractional Flow reserve (FFR) selection on the Abbott, St. Jude FFR system console. The TARGET FFR study at #TCT2020 #TCTconnect.
News | FFR Technologies | October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020 – Results from the randomized controlled TARGET FFR trial show that while a physiology-guided...
A longitudinal vessel assessment may demonstrate co-existence of multiple plaque morphologies on OCT, including superficial calcification with thrombus, healed plaque, plaque rupture, lipidic plaque with a thin capped fibrous atheroma (TCFA). #TCTconnect #TCT2020

A longitudinal vessel assessment may demonstrate co-existence of multiple plaque morphologies on OCT, including superficial calcification with thrombus, healed plaque, plaque rupture, lipidic plaque with a thin cap fibro-atheroma (TCFA).

News | Cath Lab | October 18, 2020
October 18, 2020 – Data from the COMBINE (OCT-FFR) study found that the use of FFR combined with OCT imaging can help...
Illustration showing how the near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), of NIRS-IVUS, intracoronary imaging system can help identify angiographically non-obstructive lesions with high-risk characteristics for future adverse cardiac outcomes. The system can identify unstable, vulnerable plaques. #TCTconnect #TCT2020

Illustration showing how the near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), of NIRS-IVUS, intracoronary imaging system can help identify angiographically non-obstructive lesions with high-risk characteristics for future adverse cardiac outcomes. The system can identify unstable, vulnerable plaques.

News | Intravascular Imaging | October 18, 2020
October 18, 2020 – New data from the PROSPECT II study shows that near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) intravascular...
Philip's co-registration technology showing angiography overlaid with iFR in a coronary vessel segment with a system of dots that show regions where the hemodynamic pressure drops occur. This can aid in identifying culprit lesions. #TCT #TCT2020 #TCTconnect

Philip's co-registration technology showing angiography overlaid with iFR in a coronary vessel segment with a system of dots that show regions where the hemodynamic pressure drops occur. This can aid in identifying culprit lesions.

News | FFR Technologies | October 15, 2020
October 15, 2020 — The one-year results of the late-breaking DEFINE PCI study showed patients had improved outcomes and...
The researchers developed an ultra thin monolithic OCT endoscope that overcomes the limitations of current, larger OCT catheters by using 3-D printed components.

The researchers developed an ultra thin monolithic OCT endoscope that overcomes the limitations of current, larger OCT catheters by using 3-D printed components.

News | Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) | October 01, 2020
October 1, 2020 — A team of researchers led by the University of Adelaide and University of Stuttgart has used 3-D...
Videos | Artificial Intelligence | September 21, 2020
Nick West, M.D., chief medical officer for Abbott, explains the details from a survey of 1,400 patients, physicians and...
The Philips Healthcare OmniWire is the world’s first solid core fractional flow reserve (FFR) pressure wire for coronary artery interventional procedures.

The Philips Healthcare OmniWire is the world’s first solid core fractional flow reserve (FFR) pressure wire for coronary artery interventional procedures.

News | FFR Technologies | August 18, 2020
August 18, 2020 — Philips Healthcare introduced its new OmniWire, the world’s first solid core fractional flow reserve...
A Philips Healthcare transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) system in use in a hybrid OR.

A Philips Healthcare transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) system in use in a hybrid OR.

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 04, 2020
June 4, 2020 — Intra-operative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a versatile diagnostic and monitoring tool...
An OCT intracoronary image showing instent restenosis. The white spots in the vessel wall casting shadows are the stent struts. OCT image data might be used in the future to assess FFR to determine the severity of lesions and determine if they need to be stented.

An OCT intracoronary image showing instent restenosis. The white spots in the vessel wall casting shadows are the stent struts. OCT image data might be used in the future to assess FFR to determine the severity of lesions and determine if they need to be stented.

News | FFR Technologies | May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020 – A late-breaking study aimed to evaluate whether optical coherence tomography (OCT) can predict...
Philips Healthcare's new Fiber Optic RealShape (FORS) technology creates real-time 3-D imaging of anatomy and devices inside the body using light, rather than X-rays. FORS uses light traveling through hair-thin fiber optics inside special FORS enabled catheter and guidewires.

Philips Healthcare's new Fiber Optic RealShape (FORS) technology creates real-time 3-D imaging of anatomy and devices inside the body using light, rather than X-rays. FORS uses light traveling through hair-thin fiber optics inside special FORS enabled catheter and guidewires. 

Feature | Angiography | March 12, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Philips is working on a prototype cath lab angiographic imaging system that might be able to replace the current X-ray...