Intravascular Imaging

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherance tomography (OCT) imaging systems used in the cath lab.

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...

News | September 18, 2009

September 18, 2009 – Following the recent CE mark certification of the vProtect Luminal Shield, the novel self-...

News | September 17, 2009

September 18, 2009 ¬– Abbott has announced the company's schedule of key news announcements and events during the...

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...

This is a prototype metalic stent being developed by Boston Scintific that is designed to bioabsorb through corrosion. The stent does not have FDA or CE mark approval.

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | September 17, 2009 | Dave Fornell

 

Metal stents are foreign objects that can irritate vessels and cause stent thrombosis, prevent...

News | September 14, 2009

September 14, 2009 – InfraReDx said it will highlight its LipiScan Coronary Imaging System at the Cardiovascular...

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...

News | August 20, 2009

August 21, 2009 – The Cardiovascular Rearch Foundation, the sponsor of the Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

News | July 09, 2009

July 9, 2009 - Volcano Corporation said yesterday it signed a termination agreement with its largest...

News | June 01, 2009

June 1, 2009 - Six months after placement of a vProtect Luminal Shield to treat a "vulnerable plaque,” a follow-up...

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...

Technology | March 19, 2009

March 19, 2009 - Boston Scientific Corp. today announced the launch of its iCross Coronary Imaging Catheter, a...

The first three images, courtesy of Professor Takashi Akasaka of Wakayama Medical University and Teruyoshi Kume, M.D., Kawasaki Medical University, shows OCT, IVUS and histological images of the same eccentric fibrous lesion with a calcium deposit.

Feature | February 11, 2009 | Dave Fornell

While angiography is the gold standard for vascular imaging in the cath lab, new intravascular imaging...

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...

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