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.

An example of GE Healthcare's XD Clear true 3-D echo visualization software. The images are seen in actual 3-D with use of a pair of glasses, and depth perception is enhanced with the use of false lighting and shadowing.

Feature | January 20, 2014 | Dave Fornell
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 offers many new insights...
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Feature | November 18, 2013
November 18, 2013 — In an expert consensus document e-published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (...
Blog | November 08, 2013
By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)...
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Feature | November 07, 2013
November 7, 2013 — The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) and the Uppsala Clinical Research Center (UCR) of...
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Infraredx TVC Imaging System

Feature | November 06, 2013
November 6, 2013 – MedStar Heart Institute of Washington, D.C. and Infraredx, Inc. announced the initiation of the...
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News | October 30, 2013
October 30, 2013 — Philips Healthcare and Infraredx Inc. announced a non-exclusive resale agreement for Infraredx’s TVC...
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Technology | October 22, 2013
October 22, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and launch of...

Avinger Ocelot

News | September 03, 2013
September 3, 2013 — Avinger Inc. has received CE Mark approval for Pantheris – a system that combines directional...
OptiCross Boston Scientific Cath Lab IVUS
Technology | July 29, 2013
July 29, 2013 — The Boston Scientific Corporation has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance, CE...
InfraredX TVC Imaging System Clinical Study STEMI
Feature | July 24, 2013
July 24, 2013 — Infraredx Inc. announced the publication of key data supporting the ability of its TVC imaging system...
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Feature | July 03, 2013 | Dmitriy N. Feldman, M.D., FACC, FSCAI
The year 2013 has brought us several important clinical trials that have changed the way interventional cardiologists...
AngioLight System Intravascular Imagine China Animal Study
News | June 07, 2013
June 7, 2013 — AngioLight has successfully completed an initial animal study of the AngioLight System at Fu Wai...

The Ilumien Optis can reconstruct 3-D images on vessels and stent placements using OCT technology.

Feature | May 16, 2013
May 16, 2013 — St. Jude Medical gained CE mark approval of its Ilumien Optis percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
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Toshiba's activation imaging wall motion tracking software uses a color-coding system to show where activation of contractions begins and ends during a heart beat, which may enable more optimal placement of CRT leads for more effective therapy.

Feature | March 28, 2013 | Dave Fornell
During the annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific sessions, the world’s largest cardiology show,...
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Technology | March 11, 2013
March 11, 2013 — Philips Healthcare and Infraredx Inc. announced the availability of a new solution that enables...