News | October 12, 2008

GE Healthcare Showcases New Real-Time Imaging Technologies at TCT 2008

October 13, 2008 – GE Healthcare is featuring real-time imaging solutions made possible, in part, by new collaborative partnerships, at TCT 2008

The GE Innova cardiovascular X-ray system will soon be aided by the new Innova Dose, Innova 3D and Innova with Stent Technologies features. GE’s Innova Dose package aims to deliver superb image quality and custom dose management.

Intended to enhance, but not replace, 2D fluoroscopic imaging, Innova 3D imaging technique lets clinicians rapidly acquire and reconstruct 3D cardiac anatomy images right in the cath lab. Innova with Stent Technologies simplifies lesion assessment and provides exceptional stent visualization, with easy, one-button activation and can be fully integrated with Innova IVUS systems.

StentViz, a component of Innova with Stent Technologies, is currently being reviewed by the FDA and is not available for sale.

The Vivid i added 2D Intracardiac Echo (ICE) to its repertoire, introducing high performance ultrasound imagine in a space saving design. Through an expanded partnership with Biosense Webster Inc., GE adds the AcuNav 2D ICE catheter to Vivid i for invasive echocardiography procedures. This catheter enables the user to evaluate cardiac anatomy structures, guide ablation procedures and reduce the likelihood of complications during interventional procedures. The new product will be aimed at both the structural heart and electrophysiology markets.

Customers can now benefit from improved workflow in the EP and cath labs due to cooperation and compatibility between GE’s Innova cardiovascular imaging systems and Hansen Medical Systems’ robotic navigation technology. Hansen’s Sensei Robotic catheter system is a robotic navigation system that enables clinicians to place mapping catheters in hard-to-reach anatomical locations within the heart easily, accurately and with stability, even during complex cardiac arrhythmia procedures, according to GE. The Innova and Sensei systems work in conjunction at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

To expand its compatibility with the industry leaders in FFR technology, GE formed a collaboration with Radi Medical Systems. “Combining the strength of GE’s Mac-Lab IT hemodynamic recording cardiovascular platform and the performance of Radi's Pressurewire Aeris in the assessment of FFR has great clinical potential,” said Pascale Witz, vice president of GE Healthcare’s interventional cardiology business.

For more information: www.gehealthcare.com

Related Content

Houston Methodist Hospital Enters Multi-Year Technology and Research Agreement With Siemens Healthineers
News | Cardiac Imaging| August 17, 2017
Houston Methodist Hospital and Siemens Healthineers have entered into a multi-year agreement to bring cutting-edge...
Four Blue Cross Blue Shield Companies Issue Positive Medical Policies on HeartFlow FFRct Analysis
News | FFR Catheters| August 09, 2017
HeartFlow Inc. announced that four Blue Cross Blue Shield companies have each issued a positive medical policy for the...
Oregon Tech Partners with Mindray for High-Tech Ultrasound Education
News | Ultrasound Imaging| August 04, 2017
To better prepare its ultrasound students to compete and thrive in the evolving healthcare environment, Oregon...
Carestream Shows Touch Prime Systems at Society for Vascular Ultrasound Conference
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound| August 03, 2017
Carestream will showcase its Carestream Touch Prime and Touch Prime XE Ultrasound Systems at the Society for Vascular...
Philips released a new version of its iFR system that displays FFR readings as an overlay on live angiographic, angiogram images.

Philips released a new version of its iFR system that displays hemodynamic pressure drop points in an overlay on live angiographic images, matching up the iFR readings with corresponding lesions. The system is supposed to speed diagnostic decision making and help guide percutaneous revascularization procedures. 

Feature | FFR Catheters| July 31, 2017 | Dave Fornell
The gold standard for assessing the hemodynamic significance of coronary lesions to determine if they should be revas
Hitachi and West Virginia University Partner to Advance Left Ventricular Mechanical Function Evaluation
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound| July 21, 2017
Hitachi Healthcare and the West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute announced the formation of a new...
3-D Vascular Ultrasound Quantifies Plaque Burden to Estimate Cardiovascular Risk
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound| July 20, 2017
July 20, 2017 — In a large, first-of-its-kind population, researchers found an experimental technique known as...
Floyd Medical Center Acquires Quartet of Toshiba Cardiac Ultrasound Systems
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound| July 19, 2017
Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga., recently installed three new Aplio 500 Platinum CV ultrasound systems from Toshiba...
Cardiac CT scan showing plaque and calcification in the coronary arteries, from a Toshiba CT scanner
News | Business| July 19, 2017
July 19, 2017 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) created a reimbursement fee chart for cardia
Sponsored Content | Videos | Cardiovascular Surgery| July 19, 2017
This video educational session, provided in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), is title
Overlay Init