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.

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...
COLOR trial, TCT, NIRS, stenting vulnerable plaques, near infrared spectroscopy

An intravascular ultrasound image (IVUS) with co-registered NIRS showing yellow for the detection of lipid rich plaque in a coronary artery. 

News | Cath Lab | November 07, 2016
November 7, 2016 – Two-year results from the COLOR Trial, the first large-scale multicenter prospective study of its...
OCT, optical coherence tomography, coronary stent implantation, superior resolution, TCT 2016, ILLUMIEN III OPTIMIZE PCI Trial
News | Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) | October 31, 2016
October 31, 2016 — Optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides safe and improved guidance for patients undergoing...
Avinger, Pantheris atherectomy catheter, OCT, Lumivascular technology, expanded FDA indication, diagnostic imaging device
News | Atherectomy Devices | October 20, 2016
October 20, 2016 — Avinger Inc. recently announced that the company has received expanded indications from the U.S....
Avinger, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VA, Lumivascular technology, FSS Contract Award
News | Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) | September 27, 2016
September 27, 2016 — Avinger Inc. recently announced the company has received an FSS Contract Award from the U.S....
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016 — Avinger Inc. recently announced the closing of its previously announced public offering of 9,857,800...
bioresorbable stent, bioabsorbable stent, Absorb BVS, visualizing bioresorbable stents

A comparison of how the Abbott Absorb BVS appears with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) on the left, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the right. The stent is difficult to visualize and sizing is critical, so both modalities can help in bioresorbable stent measurements and to confirm stent apposition. Left image from the Volcano IVUS system and the right image from St. Jude Medical's OCT system.

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | July 21, 2016 | Alphonse Ambrosia, D.O.
Some have labeled bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS), also known as bioresorbable stents, as the fourth evolution of...