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.

Avinger gained CE mark for a forward-looking optical coherence tomography (OCT) system to aid recanalization of chronic total occlusions (CTOs).

Feature | November 17, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Each year that I attend Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), I comb the event and its sessions looking for...
Technology | November 10, 2011
November 9, 2011 — InfraReDx Inc. announced the launch of its TVC Imaging System, an enhanced version of the LipiScan...
News | November 01, 2011
November 1, 2011 – Volcano Corp., a developer and manufacturer of intravascular diagnosis and therapy guidance tools,...
News | October 26, 2011
  October 26, 2011 – St. Jude Medical announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for...
News | October 21, 2011
October 21, 2011 – St. Jude Medical announced the launch of the C7-XR optical coherence tomography (OCT) intravascular...
News | October 19, 2011
October 19, 2011 - A new study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions shows lesions with large lipid...
News | July 29, 2011
July 29, 2011 — Boston Scientific Corporation's board of directors has approved a five-year, $150 million investment to...
Blog | July 15, 2011
As part of its efforts to expand integration of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image guidance with cath lab treatment...
Feature | July 15, 2011 | Dave Fornell
As part of its efforts to expand integration of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image guidance with cath lab treatment...
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...