November 9, 2011 — InfraReDx Inc. announced the launch of its TVC Imaging System, an enhanced version of the LipiScan IVUS coronary imaging system.
The TVC system is a first-in-class intravascular imaging system that provides information critical for evaluating vessel structure and composition, also known as true vessel characterization. Its improved image resolution delivers better clinical detail, providing more reliable vessel interpretation and assessment. The device is the only multimodality imaging system to combine both intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS).
InfraReDx will debut the system at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT 2011) meeting, held Nov. 7-11 in San Francisco.
The system’s ability to detect lipid core plaque (LCP) — a fatty coronary artery plaque suspected to be vulnerable to rupture — helps identify patients at risk of stenting complications, allowing more precisely tailored interventional treatment strategies.
In a single pullback, it provides rapid and automated detection of LCPs during the cardiac catheterization procedure. Through IVUS technology, the system provides clear and relevant information about vessel structure in real time. Its NIRS technology enables accurate understanding of vessel composition and reliable visualization of LCP associated with plaque embolization and other complications of coronary interventions.
The multimodality images are obtained simultaneously and require no post-processing or image manipulation. The TVC Imaging System is the only device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the detection of LCP.
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