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.

3d printing can aid procedural navigation in transcatheter tricuspid procedures
News | Medical 3-D Printing | June 15, 2017
June 15, 2017 – Structural heart interventions are increasingly applied in patients with severe tricuspid regurgitation...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 15, 2017
Madhav Swaminathan, M.D., FASC, FAHA, clinical director of cardiothoracic anesthesiology, at Duke University Medical...
iFR, iFR vs. FFR, ACC late breaking trial, iFR-SWEDEHEART, DEFINE-FLAIR, Justin E. Davies,

Matthias Götberg, principal investigator for the iFR-SWEDEHEART study, and Justin E. Davies, lead investigator for the DEFINE-FLAIR trial, share key points of their study with DAIC editor Dave Fornell at ACC.17. The trials showed iFR is equal in outcomes to FFR in assessing coronary lesions. 

Feature | FFR Technologies | March 20, 2017
March 20, 2017 — For patients experiencing angina (chest pain) or a heart attack, instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR)...
Videos | HIMSS | March 10, 2017
ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new technology that was displayed on the expo floor...
interventional cardiology, cath lab videos
Feature | Cath Lab | March 07, 2017
Here is a compilation of some of DAIC's recent video coverage of new interventional cardiology device technologies. ...
Videos | Medical 3-D Printing | February 09, 2017
When a pediatric patient at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles needed a custom-build stent to repair his pulmonary artery...
Arterys, Cardiac MRI, cardiac MRI advances

An example of the Arterys blood flow imaging assessment software that can help automate cardiac MRI. 

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | January 16, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Each year imaging system manufacturers use the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting at the end of the...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 13, 2017
Detailed imaging is needed to support complex interventions for the assessment and procedure guidance.  See how the GE...
Siemens artis pheno angiography system
Technology | Angiography | January 04, 2017
January 4, 2015 — At RSNA 2016, Siemens Healthineers unveiled its 510(k)-pending robot-supported Artis pheno...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Angiography | December 07, 2016
Shimadzu's latest generation interventional lab angiography imaging system, the Trinias, enables advanced imaging...
Siemens Healthineers, PURE Platform, angiography, EVAR, CTO, RSNA 2016
News | Angiography | December 07, 2016
December 7, 2016 — At the 102nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Robotic Systems | November 22, 2016
Corindus Vascular Robotics received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its CorPath GRX, the...
Videos | TCT | November 18, 2016
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a video tour of some of the most innovative new interventional cardiology technologies...
Videos | Guidewires | November 18, 2016
A discussion with guidewire expert Dimitri Karmpaliotis, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, about the basics of interventional...
COLOR trial, TCT, NIRS, stenting vulnerable plaques, near infrared spectroscopy

An intravascular ultrasound image (IVUS) with co-registered NIRS showing yellow for the detection of lipid rich plaque in a coronary artery. 

News | Cath Lab | November 07, 2016
November 7, 2016 – Two-year results from the COLOR Trial, the first large-scale multicenter prospective study of its...