Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS)

 

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS) used in interventional procedures.

News | March 22, 2012
March 22, 2012 — Infraredx Inc. announced that its TVC Imaging System for the true vessel characterization of coronary...
News | November 21, 2011
November 21, 2011 - Each year, more than 600,000 Americans are stricken with a pulmonary embolism (PE), which is a clot...

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...
Technology | November 10, 2011
November 9, 2011 — InfraReDx Inc. announced the launch of its TVC Imaging System, an enhanced version of the LipiScan...
News | November 01, 2011
November 1, 2011 – Volcano Corp., a developer and manufacturer of intravascular diagnosis and therapy guidance tools,...
News | October 19, 2011
October 19, 2011 - A new study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions shows lesions with large lipid...
News | July 29, 2011
July 29, 2011 — Boston Scientific Corporation's board of directors has approved a five-year, $150 million investment to...
Feature | July 15, 2011 | Dave Fornell
As part of its efforts to expand integration of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image guidance with cath lab treatment...
News | July 13, 2011
July 13, 2011 – InfraReDx Inc. announced enrollment of the first patient in its Phase 2 clinical trial, CANARY (...

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,...

An example of OCT showing a stent with neointimal growth over the stent struts. The struts appear as bright spots.

Feature | May 18, 2011 | Karene Dumoulin, Principal Analyst, Millennium Research Group
Imaging technology and diagnostic tools for interventional cardiologists have changed dramatically over the past few...
Technology | May 05, 2011
May 5, 2011 – Volcano Corp. announced a supply agreement with ev3, a Covidien company, under which Volcano will supply...
News | April 21, 2011
April 21, 2011 – A new intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) coronary imaging system has received the CE Mark. With the...
News | March 07, 2011
March 7, 2011 – A new digital intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheter has been cleared in Japan. The Eagle Eye...

A comparison showing the same lesions imaged with grayscale IVUS (left), and color-coded virtual histology that characterizes the plaque.

News | January 21, 2011
Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) enabled physicians to more accurately assess the risk of individual blockages than the...