Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

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...

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...

Videos | TCT | November 18, 2016

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a video tour of some of the most innovative new interventional cardiology...

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 (...

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,...

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...

3-D OCT

A 3-D OCT rendering of a stented vessel segment created on St. Jude Medical's Ilumien Optis OCT system. 

Feature | Angiography | July 15, 2016 | Dave Fornell

While angiographic X-ray fluoroscopy systems are the workhorse for transcatheter cardiovascular interventional...

OCT, ORBID study
News | Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) | May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016 — In a new study using...

vulnerable plaques, OCT, IVUS, catheter, combination, NIBIB study

The dual catheter OCT-IVUS imaging device can be inserted into an artery to simultaneously capture an infrared image of the arterial wall (OCT, at left) and an ultrasound image (IVUS, right) that doctors use to determine the potential that a plaque is susceptible to rupture that could cause a heart attack or stroke.

News | Intravascular Imaging | May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016 — Collaboration between two National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)-funded...

Avinger, Pantheris lumivascular atherectomy system, PAD treatment, peripheral artery disease, FDA clearance
Technology | Atherectomy Devices | March 03, 2016

March 3, 2016 — Avinger Inc. announced the company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

St. Jude Medical, Optis Mobile Sytem, Europe and Japan launch, OCT and angiography
Technology | Intravascular Imaging | February 08, 2016

February 8, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the launch of the company’s Optis Mobile System in Japan and...

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