November 8, 2007 – Cordis Europe has signed a deal with Volcano Europe, a developer and manufacturer of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) systems and imaging catheters, to allow Cordis to assist hospitals in Europe to gain access to Volcano’s IVUS technology to provide IVUS-guided stenting to a wider array of hospitals.
IVUS is a catheter-based imaging system that allows physicians to acquire very high-resolution images of diseased vessels from inside the artery and facilitates more accurate stent placement.
In the past, doctors have used angiograms as a guide to appropriately deploy a stent, but as IVUS has improved, doctors and patients are beginning to recognize the advantages of a well-visualized stent placement, particularly in complex lesions. Several recent studies have highlighted the value of IVUS-guided stenting for optimal procedural outcomes.
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