Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology uses tools like embolization devices to provide minimally invasive medical diagnosis and treatment using images.

For endovascular aortic aneurysm repair procedures, Mercy Hospital uses a hybrid cath lab and a team composed of an interventional cardiologist and a vascular surgeon.

Feature | July 17, 2012 | Dave Fornell
Cath lab volumes have gone down in recent years for several reasons, but one of the biggest reasons might be market...
Technology | June 21, 2012
June 21, 2012 — Surefire Medical Inc. announced that it has received 510(k) U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
Technology | June 18, 2012
June 18, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and...

PICC lines are used for venous pressure monitoring, blood sampling, drug administration and replacement of fluids or blood products. Cook Spectrum catheters are impregnated with the antimicrobials minocycline and rifampin, which have been shown to minimize the risk of bacterial colonization of the catheter and catheter-related bacteremia during use.

Feature | June 04, 2012 | Dr. Kamran Zamanian and Jamie Stillborn, iData Research Inc.
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are devices used for intravenous access to facilitate the delivery of...
Technology | May 30, 2012
May 30, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. announces the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared an expanded use...
Technology | May 01, 2012
May 1, 2012 — Theragenics Corp. announced that Galt Medical, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Theragenics, has received U.S...
News | April 17, 2012
April 17, 2012 - Approximately 6 million Americans have brain aneurysms, a condition that occurs when a weak or thin...
Technology | April 12, 2012
April 12, 2012 – Terumo Interventional Systems recently announced the nationwide availability of the Azur D35 Framing...
News | April 12, 2012
April 12, 2012 — Philips Healthcare recently installed an Allura Xper FD 20/20 biplane angiography X-ray system at...
News | April 06, 2012
April 6, 2012 — Crux Biomedical announced that a recently completed pivotal trial of its Crux Vena Cava Filter (VCF)...
News | April 03, 2012
April 3, 2012 — New guidelines for CT-guided biopsies of lung nodules significantly reduce radiation exposure, allowing...
News | April 02, 2012
April 2, 2012 — Interventional radiology treatments re-establish blood flow in people with chronic deep vein thrombosis...

A big trend in angiography system enhancements is the ability to overlay 3-D reconstructed images from CT datasets on top of the live angiographic image to aid procedural navigation, as shown her in Toshiba's 3-D Roadmapping software.

Feature | February 16, 2012 | Dave Fornell
As catheter-based, minimally invasive procedures expand rapidly beyond treatment of the coronary arteries into all...
Technology | February 16, 2012
February 16, 2012 — U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for AngioDynamics NeverTouch...
Technology | February 06, 2012
February 6, 2012 — Vascular Solutions Inc. announced it is marketing a reprocessing service for the ClosureFAST...