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.

Technology | February 16, 2012
February 16, 2012 — Siemens Healthcare received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for syngo...
News | February 09, 2012
February 9, 2012 — Stereotaxis Inc. said its Vdrive robotic navigation system, which provides physicians the ability to...
Aria Health electrophysiologists (from left to right) Roger A. Marinchak, M.D.,

Aria Health electrophysiologists (from left to right) Roger A. Marinchak, M.D., FACC Scott Spielman, M.D., FACC and Bradley Bacik, DO, FACC, are the first on the East Coast to utilize Epoch, the latest generation of the Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation System, to perform robotic ablation of heart arrhythmias.

News | February 02, 2012
February 2, 2012 — Aria Health, the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County, is the...

The Corindus CorPath 200 robotic-assisted PCI system allows operators precise remote control of catheters from a lead-shielded booth.

Feature | February 01, 2012 | Dave Fornell
Interest has exploded over the past year in robotic cath lab guidance technology since Corindus began its U.S. Food and...

Philips received FDA clearance in December 2011 for its Heart Navigator TAVI planning and image guidance tool.

Feature | February 01, 2012 | Dave Fornell
With the approval of the Sapien valve in November 2011, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) technology is...
News | December 28, 2011
December 28, 2011 – Hansen Medical, a developer of robotic technology for accurate 3-D control of catheter movement,...
Technology | December 22, 2011
December 22, 2011 — The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano became the first hospital in the world to perform an...
Blog | December 20, 2011
Vendors showcase the latest medical imaging technological advances each year during the annual Radiological Society of...
News | November 21, 2011
November 21, 2011 — Boston Scientific has reached an exclusive agreement with Catheter Robotics Inc. (CRI) to market...

Figure 3: syngo DynaCT Cardiac with syngo iGuide Toolbox markers indicating the positions of the paravalvular leaks from TEE.

Whitepapers | November 21, 2011 | Samir Kapadia, Heart and Vascular Institute Cleveland
Patient History72-year-old, male patient with previously placed bioprosthetic mitral valve.  DiagnosisMitral...

Avinger gained CE mark for a forward-looking optical coherence tomography (OCT) system to aid recanalization of chronic total occlusions (CTOs).

Feature | November 17, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Each year that I attend Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), I comb the event and its sessions looking for...
News | November 01, 2011
November 1, 2011 – Corindus Vascular Robotics said leading experts in interventional cardiology will speak about their...
News | September 16, 2011
September 16, 2011 — GE Healthcare and Veran Medical Technologies Inc. announced they have formed a strategic alliance...

OCT has limitations where IVUS can still offer superior imaging.

Feature | Intravascular Imaging | May 18, 2011 | Dave Fornell
    There are many advantages to using optical coherence tomography (OCT) intravascular imaging. However,...
Feature | April 21, 2011 | Dave Fornell
The start-up company Corindus for several years has been developing a robotic-assist system for use in the cardiac...