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.

News | July 13, 2011
July 13, 2011 – InfraReDx Inc. announced enrollment of the first patient in its Phase 2 clinical trial, CANARY (...
News | June 30, 2011
*/ June 30, 2011 — The MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute (MHVI) at Long Beach Memorial has acquired the C7-XR...
News | June 01, 2011
June 1, 2011 – If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That is what St. Jude Medical is doing after one court...

OCT has limitations where IVUS can still offer superior imaging.

Feature | Intravascular Imaging | May 18, 2011 | Dave Fornell
    There are many advantages to using optical coherence tomography (OCT) intravascular imaging. However,...

An example of OCT showing a stent with neointimal growth over the stent struts. The struts appear as bright spots.

Feature | May 18, 2011 | Karene Dumoulin, Principal Analyst, Millennium Research Group
Imaging technology and diagnostic tools for interventional cardiologists have changed dramatically over the past few...
News | May 18, 2011
May 18, 2011 – The world’s first system to integrate the functional and anatomical modalities of fractional flow...
Technology | May 05, 2011
May 5, 2011 – Volcano Corp. announced a supply agreement with ev3, a Covidien company, under which Volcano will supply...
News | April 21, 2011
April 21, 2011 – A new intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) coronary imaging system has received the CE Mark. With the...
News | March 07, 2011
March 7, 2011 – A new digital intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheter has been cleared in Japan. The Eagle Eye...
News | February 01, 2011
January 31, 2011 – Volcano Corp. said today the Superior Court of Massachusetts issued a decision ruling in favor of...

A comparison showing the same lesions imaged with grayscale IVUS (left), and color-coded virtual histology that characterizes the plaque.

News | January 21, 2011
Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) enabled physicians to more accurately assess the risk of individual blockages than the...
News | January 04, 2011
January 4, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released an update of what medical devices it...
News | December 27, 2010
December 27, 2010 – A case report in Circulation describes the association of stent thrombosis with lipid core plaque...

The St. Jude Medical Lightlab C7-XR optical coherence tomography imaging system offers better image resolution than current IVUS systems. Pictured is a follow-up study of a stent showing it neointimal tissue strut coverage.

Feature | December 13, 2010 | Dave Fornell
There have only been incremental improvements in intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) over the past decade. However, three...

The St. Jude Medical Lightlab C7-XR optical coherence tomography imaging system offers better image resolution than current IVUS systems. Pictured is a follow-up study of a stent showing it neointimal tissue strut coverage.

Feature | December 13, 2010 | Adrienne Ma, analyst, Millennium Research Group
During a time when the U.S. healthcare reform is on the minds of many within the medical community, physicians and...