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.

Abbott's Resting Full-cycle Ratio (RFR) intravascular diagnostic test is a newer type of fractional flow reserve (FFR) physiologic assessment. RFR is used to help identify significant narrowings of coronary arteries to determine the need for a stent or if a patient can be treated medically. Abbott FFR.

Abbott's Resting Full-cycle Ratio (RFR) intravascular diagnostic test is a newer type of fractional flow reserve (FFR) physiologic assessment. RFR is used to help identify significant narrowings of coronary arteries to determine the need for a stent or if a patient can be treated medically. 

Technology | FFR Technologies | March 06, 2019

March 5, 2019 –  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Abbott's Resting Full-cycle Ratio (RFR)...

Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field. Virtual reality in the cath lab, interventional lab, hybrid OR, or cardiovascular lab.

Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field. 

News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019

February 25, 2019 — Philips will unveil a new...

Videos | Angiography | February 08, 2019

This is an example of an arterial venous malformation (AVM) in the brain imaged on a ...

An example of multimodality image fusion with live angiography to enhance soft-tissue visualization during complex procedures. This example is from Siemen's new TrueFusion software released in 2018. Advances in angiography imaging.

An example of multimodality image fusion with live angiography to enhance soft-tissue visualization during complex procedures. This example is from Siemen's new TrueFusion software released in 2018. 

Feature | Angiography | January 28, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

There are a few recent trends in X-ray...

This is 3-D blood flow view of blood flow through the chambers of a fetal heart using the GE Healthcare fetalHQ analysis software. #RSNA18 #RSNA #RSNA2018

This is a 3-D view of blood flow through the chambers of a fetal heart using the GE Healthcare fetalHQ analysis software.

Feature | RSNA | January 17, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Many of the latest advances in cardiovascular imaging technologies are unveiled each year at the...

Videos | Cath Lab | January 03, 2019

This is a walk through inside one of the cardiac hybrid cath labs at the...

Videos | TCT | October 03, 2018

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new cardiovascular technology he found on the...

Interventional cardiology, cath lab technology, TCT, transcatheter cardiovascular therapeutics. #TCT #TCT18 #TCT2018
Feature | TCT | September 14, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

The volume of information attendees receive at the annual...

A complex PCI case to revascularize a chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Complex PCI and CHIP cases are increasing patient volumes in the cath lab and using a minimally invasive approach in patients who otherwise would have been sent for CABG. Pictured is Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D. DAIC staff photo by Dave Fornell

A complex PCI case to revascularize a chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Complex PCI and CHIP cases are increasing patient volumes in the cath lab and using a minimally invasive approach in patients who otherwise would have been sent for CABG. Pictured is Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D. (right) who is proctoring a fellow in treating CTOs.

Feature | Cath Lab | September 13, 2018 | Artur Kim, Kamran Zamanian

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a multifaceted disease that demands various approaches in terms of diagnosis and...

Figure 1: Segmentation performed on the left atrium, left ventricle and mitral bioprosthesis. Landmarks are placed on the site of optimal transseptal access into the left atrium and the mitral PVL.

Figure 1: Segmentation performed on the left atrium, left ventricle and mitral bioprosthesis. Landmarks are placed on the site of optimal transseptal access into the left atrium and the mitral PVL.

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Transesophageal Echo (TEE) | September 05, 2018 | Cyril Danielkutty B.E., Dillon Weiss, B.S., Chad A Kliger, M.D., M.S.

Transcatheter interventions have become a mainstay in cardiac care as treatments for structural and congenital heart...

SCAI and the European Society of Cardiology recently added iFR to their guidelines.

An illustration of Philip’s iFR technology, showing the iFR pressure readings and a fusion angio image indicating pressure drops in the vessel during wire pull back. SCAI and the European Society of Cardiology recently added iFR to their guidelines.

Feature | FFR Technologies | September 05, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

The use of invasive, pressure wire-based fractional flow reserve (FFR) in the cath lab is now considered the gold...

iFR reference numbers posted for new users in the cath lab at Northwestern Medicine's Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill.
News | FFR Technologies | July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018 — The Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) released a focused update expert...

A comparison of CT image of heavily calcified coronary arteries that appear to present a significant hemodynamic blockages and the correspending FFR-CT showing the patient had adequate blood flow and does not need a diagnostic angiogram or intervention.

A comparison of a CT image of heavily calcified coronary arteries that appear to present a significant hemodynamic blockage and the corresponding FFR-CT showing the patient had adequate blood flow and does not need a diagnostic angiogram or intervention. Image courtesy of Kavitha Chinnaiyan, William Beaumont Hospital.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 23, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

The use of non-invasive fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) was the hottest topic discussed at the...

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