Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS)

 

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

News | April 28, 2010
April 28, 2010 – Deviating from its focus on intravascular imaging systems and fractional flow reserve (FFR)...
News | April 21, 2010
April 21, 2010 – Nearly 50 percent of survey respondents said they would adopt optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
Technology | March 01, 2010
March 1, 2010 – The FDA recently granted 510(k) market clearance to the Volcano Corp. Eagle Eye Platinum digital...

Volcano's OCT system can show stent strut apposition against the vessel wall.

News | January 06, 2010
January 6, 2010 – European CE mark clearance was granted this week for the Volcano OCT (optical coherence tomography)...

An example of vulnerable plaque.

News | October 08, 2009
October 8, 2009 – The primary results from its groundbreaking PROSPECT (Providing Regional Observations to Study...
News | October 05, 2009
October 5, 2009 – Boston Scientific released its CE-marked, next-generation iLab System Software for the iLab...

Volcano's Virtual Histology IVUS system showing plaque components defined by type.

News | September 29, 2009
September 29, 2009 – Volcano Corp. released imaging results from PROSPECT Trial, which demonstrated the progression of...

The vPredict Optical Catheter System is being developed to analyze the chemical makeup of plaque using Raman spectrography. The light-based technology uses a series of fiberoptics that contact the vessel wall.

Feature | September 17, 2009 | Dave Fornell
Ruptured vulnerable plaque (VP) is blamed for the majority of acute myocardial infarctions and many strokes, but...

Volcano's virtual histology IVUS system

News | September 02, 2009
September 2, 2009 – Volcano Corp. said this week it entered into a nonexclusive, global resale agreement with Siemens...
News | July 09, 2009
July 9, 2009 - Volcano Corporation said yesterday it signed a termination agreement with its largest distributor in...

An example of an intravascular OCT image using the LightLab system.

News | May 21, 2009
May 21, 2009 - LightLab Imaging Inc. this week is launching its next generation optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
Technology | March 19, 2009
March 19, 2009 - Boston Scientific Corp. today announced the launch of its iCross Coronary Imaging Catheter, a product...

A screen view of Volcano's IVUS with virtual histology to help characterize plaque.

Feature | February 11, 2009 | Dave Fornell
Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) uses a tiny ultrasound transducer mounted on the tip of a catheter to image the...
News | December 22, 2008
December 23, 2008 - St. Jude Medical Inc. said this week it completed the acquisition of Radi Medical Systems AB for...
Technology | November 18, 2008
With the full integration of GE Healthcare's (GE) Innova system with Volcano's s5i IVUS system, there is no need to...