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 | 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...
Feature | December 06, 2010 | Dave Fornell
Transcatheter valve replacement, especially transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), took center stage at the...
News | October 14, 2010
October 14, 2010 – A new round of equity financing will help launch the LipiScan IVUS Coronary Imaging System in the...
News | October 07, 2010
October 7, 2010 – The Superior Court of Massachusetts has ruled against LightLab Imaging in the company’s optical...
News | September 22, 2010
September 22, 2010 - A new intravascular imaging system will be highlighted at the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular...
News | September 20, 2010
September 20, 2010 - A new intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) coronary imaging system integrating plaque spectroscopy to...