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.

Auris Surgical Robotics, acquisition, Hansen Medical
News | Robotic Systems | April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016 — Auris Surgical Robotics Inc. and Hansen Medical Inc. announced that they have signed a definitive...
Corindus, CorPath Robotic System, FDA clearance, peripheral vascular interventions
Technology | Robotic Systems | March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared...
radial access, robotic navigation in the cath lab.
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 introduction...
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, 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 radiology imaging technologies on...
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...
A comparison of iFR and FFR cut offs for whether a stent is needed in a coronary lesion.
Feature | FFR Technologies | March 05, 2015 | Juan A. Pastor-Cervantes, M.D.
As an early adopter of fractional flow reserve (FFR) for the diagnosis of ischemia, my initial decision to transition...
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...