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.

radial access, robotic navigation
Feature | Radial Access | March 28, 2016 | Amir Kaki M.D., FACC, FSCAI, Medical Director Cardiac Cath Laboratories, Detroit Medical Center

Millions of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) are performed each year around the world to treat obstructive...

Csound, GE ultrasound

4D Clarity, HDlive and cSound acquisition provide excellent TTE and TEE images.

Case Study | January 21, 2016

GE Healthcare is taking the next leap in image quality performance, quantification and workflow with the...

News | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016 — Teleflex Inc. has acquired privately held Nostix LLC, developer of innovative tip confirmation...

Cath lab radiation dose reduaction, doseaware, raysafe

The Philips DoseAware Xtend system is an advanced version of the Unfors RaySafe system, combining real time radiation detection badges and a live video screen showing each person in the cath lab in a different color. The system reports their real-time exposure rate and cumulative dose since the start of a procedure. It shows changes in dose exposure the closer a person gets to the C-arm.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | January 12, 2016 | Dave Fornell

Each year radiology vendors use the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting as a springboard to unveil...

vessel assist, CTO fusion imaging

An example of Vessel Assist used to create vessel centerlines through a CTO to help guide revascularization in the cath lab.

Technology | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | December 14, 2015

December 14, 2015 — As the field of interventional medicine grows, so do the challenges for clinicians to plan,...

Technology | Cath Lab | December 14, 2015

December 14, 2015 — The industry’s first seamless integration of interventional radiology (IR) and CT technology...

Videos | Cardiac Imaging | December 11, 2015

ITN/DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shows his choices for some of the most innovative new imaging technologies on the expo...

Videos | TCT | November 05, 2015

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices for the most innovative new interventional cardiovascular technologies...

corpath, corindus, robotic PCI, robots in the cath lab

The Corindus CorPath robotic system enables precise catheter manipulation in PCI procedures outside of the the radiation field. Buffalo General Medical Center, Buffalo, N.Y

Feature | Robotic Systems | August 17, 2015 | Dave Fornell

In the current healthcare economic climate of evaluating “nice vs. necessary” spending for new technology, adoption...

Ilumien Optis, 3D OCT, 3-D OCT

An OCT 3-D reconstructed image of a coronary vessel cutaway showing a stent and bifurcating vessels.

Feature | Intravascular Imaging | July 02, 2015 | Dave Fornell

Angiography alone for procedural image guidance in the catheterization lab is sometimes not enough, and it is...

FEops, TAVIguide, Series A financing, navigation, advanced visualization

Image courtesy of FEops

News | January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015 — FEops announced the closing of a €1.3 million (~$1.9 million USD) series A financing round, led...

News | December 23, 2014

December 23, 2014 — Philips has signed an agreement with Image Stream Medical (ISM) that allows Philips to further...

A screenshot of Volcano's iFR modality.

News | September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014 — Volcano Corp. announced it will be launching its interventional precision guidance tools at the...

Technology | August 27, 2014

August 27, 2014 — Philips Healthcare announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

Technology | May 01, 2014

May 1, 2014 — Volcano Corp. announced the commencement of its limited market release of its U.S. Food and Drug...

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