InfraReDx today launched an advanced version of its LipiScan IVUS (intravascular ultrasound) coronary imager, the TVC Imaging System, that adds near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and has higher IVUS resolution.
The combination of these technologies provides both the structural view of the vascular lumen and information about the composition that can help identify lipid core plaque (LCP).
By utilizing NIRS, the TVC Imaging System enables the immediate, accurate, and reliable identification and location of LCP known to complicate stenting, as well as quantification of the vessel’s lipid core burden.
Through IVUS, the TVC Imaging System provides clear and relevant information about vessel structure, including lumen dimensions, degree of stenosis, and plaque burden — with greater clarity and definition than ever before.
The TVC Imaging System is the first and only FDA-cleared device for the detection of lipid core plaques (LCP) of interest.
TVC-guided stenting holds the potential to minimize procedural complications and possibly prevent peri-procedural MI.
The technology behind the TVC Imaging System is supported by extensive scientific validation in laboratory specimens and in patients, including the 2008 study by Gardner and colleagues that demonstrated LCP could be detected using NIRS.
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