News | April 21, 2011

IVUS Coronary Imaging System Gets CE Mark


April 21, 2011 – A new intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) coronary imaging system has received the CE Mark. With the approval, the LipiScan IVUS system, from InfraReDx, is available for the detection of the plaques known to complicate stenting and believed to be the reason for most heart attacks.

The system received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in June 2010. It includes the world’s first and only cardiac catheter to combine intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to help cardiologists identify and characterize lipid core coronary plaques. In a single catheter pullback, it provides physicians with a traditional IVUS image that clearly displays key structural parameters of the lesion, including its location, length and degree of stenosis, in addition to confirming proper stent placement. At the same time, the system performs spectroscopic analysis of optical data to produce a Chemogram map that indicates the location of lipid core plaques and quantifies their lipid core burden. Integrating and co-registering the Chemogram with IVUS provides critical information to interventional cardiologists during the cardiac catheterization procedure.

“The LipiScan IVUS system is an important new intravascular imaging tool that will be of immediate value to interventional cardiologists for the diagnosis and management of their patients,” said Patrick W. Serruys, M.D., Ph.D., professor of interventional cardiology at the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University Hospital, Rotterdam, Netherlands. “This impressive multimodality system provides an IVUS image of the vessel while simultaneously performing spectroscopic analysis for the accurate and immediate detection of lipid core plaques demonstrated to complicate stenting and suspected to cause most heart attacks. The Thoraxcenter is proud of its association with InfraReDx and the role we have played in the development of the LipiScan IVUS system and imaging catheter.”

For more information: www.infraredx.com

Related Content

Philips Showcases Integrated Vascular Solutions at VIVA 2017
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)| September 13, 2017
Philips announced its presence at the Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA 17) Annual Conference in Las Vegas from...
Philips Announces Relaunch of Pioneer Plus IVUS-Guided Catheter
News | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO)| June 28, 2017
June 28, 2017 — Royal Philips recently announced the relaunch of its Pioneer Plus...
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.
Sponsored Content | Videos | TCT| November 18, 2016
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a video tour of some of the most innovative new interventional cardiology technologies
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 (OC
COLOR trial, TCT, NIRS, stenting vulnerable plaques, near infrared spectroscopy

An intravascular ultrasound image (IVUS) with co-registered NIRS showing yellow for the detection of lipid rich plaque in a coronary artery. 

News | Cath Lab| November 07, 2016
November 7, 2016 – Two-year results from the COLOR Trial, the first large-scale multicenter prospective study of its
OCT, optical coherence tomography, coronary stent implantation, superior resolution, TCT 2016, ILLUMIEN III OPTIMIZE PCI Trial
News | Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)| October 31, 2016
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides safe and improved guidance for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary...
Avinger, Pantheris atherectomy catheter, OCT, Lumivascular technology, expanded FDA indication, diagnostic imaging device
News | Atherectomy Devices| October 20, 2016
Avinger Inc. recently announced that the company has received expanded indications from the U.S. Food and Drug...
Avinger, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VA, Lumivascular technology, FSS Contract Award
News | Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)| September 27, 2016
Avinger Inc. recently announced the company has received an FSS Contract Award from the U.S. Department of Veterans...
Overlay Init