Intravascular Imaging

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging systems used in the cath lab. These imaging modalities help with diagnostic decisions about how to treat atheroscolosis and help guide device placement and verification of stent apposition. The technology also is used to visualize in-stent restenosis.

OCT Reveals Excellent Healing Profile for Complex CAD Patients With Resolute Onyx DES
News | Stents Drug Eluting | May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018 – Investigators recently unveiled clinical data from the independently run Onyx 1-Month OCT Study showing...
Avinger Receives FDA Clearance of Next-Generation Pantheris Device
Technology | Atherectomy Devices | May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018 — Avinger Inc. announced that the company received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug...
Recent Acquisitions Eroding Prices in Billion Dollar European Interventional Cardiology cath lab Market.
Feature | Cath Lab | May 07, 2018 | Simon Trinh and Jeffrey Wong
The European interventional cardiology market is currently valued at nearly $1.4 billion. This is a mature market that...
Technology | Intravascular Imaging | May 02, 2018
May 2, 2018 — Conavi Medical Inc. has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...
Abbott Initiates ILUMIEN IV Trial
News | Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) | April 11, 2018
April 11, 2018 — Abbott today announced the initiation of a clinical trial evaluating long-term outcomes of patients...
Videos | Intravascular Imaging | March 27, 2018
A discussion with Ron Waksman, M.D., associate director of the division of cardiology and director of cardiovascular...
Infraredx Highlights Value of IVUS + NIRS for Detecting Lipid Core Plaque at ACC.18
News | Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS) | March 13, 2018
March 13, 2018 –  Infraredx, a company that works in intravascular imaging for mapping coronary artery disease, today...
Avinger Receives CE Mark for In-Stent Restenosis Indication With Pantheris Image-Guided Atherectomy
Technology | Atherectomy Devices | September 29, 2017
September 29, 2017 — Avinger Inc. recently announced Conformité Européenne (CE) Marking approval for treating in-stent...
Philips Showcases Integrated Vascular Solutions at VIVA 2017
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | September 13, 2017
September 13, 2017 — Philips announced its presence at the Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA 17) Annual Conference...
Philips Announces Relaunch of Pioneer Plus IVUS-Guided Catheter
News | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | June 28, 2017
June 28, 2017 — Royal Philips recently announced the relaunch of its Pioneer Plus catheter, the first and only re-entry...
Avinger, VISION Study, two-year outcomes, LINC, Lumivascular technology, Pantheris, OCT-guided atherectomy
News | Atherectomy Devices | February 03, 2017
February 3, 2017 — Avinger Inc. recently announced positive two-year clinical data from the pivotal VISION study of the...
Avinger, Lightbox L250 imaging console, upgrade, Lumivascular platform, OCT, optical coherence tomography
Technology | Intravascular Imaging | January 11, 2017
January 11, 2017 — Avinger Inc. recently announced the U.S. launch of an enhanced version of the company’s Lightbox...
Pantheris, OCT, Avinger, Lightbox L250
Technology | Atherectomy Devices | December 23, 2016
December 23, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a new 510(k) clearance for Avinger’s Lightbox...
Videos | TCT | November 18, 2016
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a video tour of some of the most innovative new interventional cardiology technologies...
OCT stent strut coverage

OCT imaging showing neointimal tissue coverage of metallic stent struts.

News | Stents | November 07, 2016
November 7, 2016 – Results from TRANSFORM-OCT, a prospective, randomized trial using optical coherence tomography (OCT...