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.

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, guide...
Technology | Cath Lab | December 14, 2015
December 14, 2015 — The industry’s first seamless integration of interventional radiology (IR) and CT technology into...
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 of...
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 helpful...
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 by...
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...
News | April 28, 2014
April 28, 2014 — John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital in Phoenix is the first in Arizona, and only one of eight...
Corindus CorPath Robotic Navigation Telemedicine Telecardiology Cath Lab
Feature | March 12, 2014
March 12, 2014 — For patients living in rural areas, life-saving procedures such as an angioplasty may only be...
cath lab navigation aids robotic systems corindus tct corpath
News | November 11, 2013
November 11, 2013 — Corindus Vascular Robotics presented a live percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) during the...