News | January 29, 2008

Intravascular MRI System Used in Vulnerable Plaque Study

January 30, 2008 - TopSpin Medical Inc. installed the Cathamaran Intravascular MRI System at ZOL Hospital in Belgium, marking the first installation of the system and its entrance in a study on vulnerable plaque.

The Cathamaran IVMRI System, designed for both diagnostic and interventional coronary catheterization procedures, will enable the clinicians at TopSpin to detect and quantify lipid present in coronary lesions. The Cathamaran IVMRI System will be used in a postmarket Study of coronary plaque lipid characterization by IVMRI performed during diagnostic or interventional catheterization [MIRACLE Study]. The multinational prospective MIRACLE Study is designed to collect data to evaluate how lipid quantification with the IVMRI System may be used to guide patient treatment.

“We are very excited to be among the first centers to participate in the MIRACLE Study to further evaluate the clinical role for IVMRI in both diagnostic and interventional coronary catheterization procedures. The identification of high risk, lipid -rich lesions that may be prone to rupture is of paramount importance, and the IVMRI System may potentially help address this unmet need," stated M. Vrolix, M.D., from ZOL hospital, Belgium.

For more information: www.Topspin.co.il

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