Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE)

Ultrasound intra-cardiac echo (ICE) is a type of cardiovascular ultrasound or echocardiogram where the transducer is placed inside the heart. It is commonly used to guide devices inside the heart for transcatheter procedures, including electrophysiology ablations and structural heart interventions. It is often used to guide septal punctures. This channel includes news and new technology innovations about ICE.

A live, 3-D intra-cardiac echo (ICE) ultrasound image from inside the atrium of the heart taken during the first cryoablation ablation EP procedure performed using the technology at Northwestern Medicine. The new Philips Healthcare VeriSight Pro ICE catheter offers superior 2-D and 3-D live image guidance for a wide range of procedures in structural heart disease and electrophysiology (EP), allowing interventionalists to navigate procedures.

A live, 3-D intra-cardiac echo (ICE) ultrasound image from inside the atrium of the heart taken during the first cryoablation ablation EP procedure performed using the technology at Northwestern Medicine.

Feature | Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021 — Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute recently became the first cardiovascular program...
ICE image showing the inside of the heart. Mayo Clinic recently became the first to use the next-generation Philips 4-D intracardiac echo imaging catheter. ICE is seeing increased use in structural heart procedures.

ICE image showing the inside of the heart. Mayo Clinic recently became the first to use the next-generation Philips 4-D intracardiac echo imaging catheter. ICE is seeing increased use in structural heart procedures.

News | Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021 — Mayo Clinic recently became the first to use a next-generation 4-D intracardiac echo (ICE) imaging...
New cardiac ultrasound technologies featured at the American Society of Echocardiography 2021 Virtual Meeting include intracardiac ultrasound (ICE) imaging from Biosense Webster (left), and cloud-based, vendor-neutral strain imaging from Epsilon Imaging (right).

New cardiac ultrasound technologies featured at the 2021 ASE meeting include intracardiac ultrasound (ICE) imaging from Biosense Webster (left), and cloud-based, vendor-neutral strain imaging from Epsilon Imaging (right).
 

News | ASE | June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021 – The virtual exhibit hall at American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2021 Scientific Sessions Virtual...
An example of intra-cardiac echo (ICE) imaging from Siemens Healthineers showing color flow Doppler with severe valve regurgitation. ICE has seen wider use in transcatheter structural heart  procedures because, unlike TEE, it can be used without deeper sedation of anesthesia.

An example of intra-cardiac echo (ICE) imaging from Siemens Healthineers showing color flow Doppler with severe valve regurgitation. ICE has seen wider use in transcatheter structural heart procedures because, unlike TEE, it can be used without deeper sedation of anesthesia.

Feature | Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | March 11, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
Intra-cardiac Echocardiography (ICE) uses catheter-based cardiac ultrasound array to image anatomy and devices inside...
Videos | TCT | October 03, 2018
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new cardiovascular technology he found on the expo...
Siemens Healthineers Showcases New In Vivo and In Vitro Cardiovascular Solutions at TCT 2018
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018 — At the 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, Sept. 21-25 in San Diego,...
The Abbott ViewFlex Xtra Diagnostic Ultrasound Catheter now can be reprocessed by Innovative Health.
Technology | May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018 — Cardiology medical device reprocessing company Innovative Health recently received U.S. Food and Drug...
Intracardiac Echo Should be More Widely Adopted to Minimize Radiation in Catheter Ablations
News | Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | September 20, 2017
September 20, 2017 — Catheter ablation to treat an irregular heartbeat, which limits or eliminates patients’ exposure...
Conavi Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Feature Expansion on Foresight Intracardiac Echocardiography System
Technology | Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | May 01, 2017
May 1, 2017 — Conavi Medical Inc. announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its...
Technology | Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016 — Conavi Medical Inc. (formerly Colibri Technologies Inc.) has received U.S. Food and Drug...
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News | April 18, 2013
April 18, 2013 — One venous puncture, rather than two, is a safe and effective approach to intravascular ultrasound-...
RTI International Live Volumetric Imaging Intracardiac Echo
News | April 03, 2013
April 3, 2013 — An RTI International-developed prototype catheter that can generate live, streaming 3-D ultrasound...
ViewFlex Xtra ICE Catheter St. Jude Medical CE mark
News | January 23, 2013
January 23, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced European CE mark approval of its ViewFlex Xtra Intracardiac...
Technology | November 21, 2012
November 20, 2012 – With the Acuson X700 ultrasound system, Siemens Healthcare has developed a powerful ultrasound...