FFR Technologies

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for fractional flow reserve (FFR) wires, catheters and systems used to measure blood flow across a coronary lesion to determine if a stent is needed or if the plaque stenosis can be treated medically. The section includes iFR, instantaneous wave-free ratio, systems used in the cath lab and noninvasive FFR technologies including computed tomography-FFR. This is also referred to as CT-FFR or FFR-CT.

News | FFR Technologies

May 15, 2020 – A late-breaking study aimed to evaluate whether optical coherence tomography (OCT) can predict fractional ...

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News | Cath Lab Navigation Aids

February 12. 2020 — Philips announced a new randomized controlled trial to assess patient outcomes after receiving a ...

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News | Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS)

October 2, 2019 — Philips Healthcare is utilizing Level Ex’s video game app design expertise to train interventional ...

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Technology | CT Angiography (CTA)

September 12, 2019 — HeartFlow Inc. has obtained clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the ...

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In June 2019, Medis received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its QAngio XA 3D technology (QFR). The FFR-angio technology can show the FFR readings in a 3-D image and overlaid on a fluoro image.
Feature | FFR Technologies | Dave Fornell and Greg Freiherr

New technologies have been developed that may replace the traditional pressure wires and adenosine to assess the fractio ...

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An example of FFR-CT imaging from Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. The left image shows a 3D generated image of the coronary tree from a CT scan evaluated with computational fluid dynamics to determine the FFR numbers. It shows a severe restriction of the left main artery which requires a stent to revacularize. The image on the right is a comparison with the invasive angiogram from the cath lab prior to stenting.
Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | Greg Freiherr

One of the big trends in cardiac computed tomography (CT) imaging has been the introduction of noninvasive fractional ...

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News | Cath Lab

June 19, 2019 — Results from a comprehensive analysis demonstrate the effectiveness of measuring a non-hyperemic ...

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News | FFR Technologies

June 17, 2019 – A prospective, multicenter, multinational study examines how fractional flow reserve (FFR) can impact ...

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Technology | Angiography

June 4, 2019 — Medis Medical Imaging Systems B.V. has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for ...

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News | CT Angiography (CTA)

May 28, 2019 — New data demonstrated that use of the investigational HeartFlow Planner, a real-time, non-invasive ...

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Technology | Intravascular Imaging

May 20, 2019 — Philips announced the launch of the new IntraSight interventional applications platform. The secure ...

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SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps pressure readings onto angiogram. Results from an international study presented at ACC 2019 indicates pressure readings obtained using iFR (instantaneous wave-free ratio, also referred to as instant wave-free ratio or instant flow reserve) in coronary arteries may localize stenoses that remain after interventions. FFR in the cath lab.
Feature | ACC | Greg Freiherr, Contributing Editor
The fingerprints of value-added medicine were all over products and works-in-progress on the exhibit floor of the annual ...
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At #ACC.19, Siemens unveiled a version of its go.Top platform optimized for cardiovascular imaging. The newly packaged scanner can generate the data needed to do CT-based FFR (fractional flow reserve).
Feature | Cardiac Imaging | By Greg Freiherr

Reflecting a trend toward the increased use of computed tomography (CT) in cardiology, Siemens Healthineers launched a ...

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News | FFR Technologies

March 20, 2019 — At the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) annual meeting, March 16-18 in New Orleans, Philips ...

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