Boston Scientific has announced it’s releasing the POLARIS Imaging System, a device used with the company’s intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheters. It’s designed for use with the company’s existing coronary, peripheral, and intra-cardiac catheters, as well as upcoming fractional flow reserve (FFR) wire and new IVUS catheters that Boston Sci expects to release soon.
The company aimed to make the POLARIS more intuitive to use than previous generation IVUS systems, helping shorten procedure times, while assisting with image interpretation. The system has received both FDA clearance and CE Mark approval and has already been used in a number of clinics in the US. and Europe.
From Boston Scientific:
“The POLARIS System is an advance for intravascular imaging,” said Lowell Satler, M.D., director of Coronary Interventions, MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. “The improved ease-of-use and image processing simplifies the procedure and enables our team to quickly obtain the information needed to treat patients.”
Boston Scientific will offer customers an opportunity to upgrade their existing iLab System to the state-of-the-art POLARIS System.
“There are overwhelming data demonstrating that using IVUS improves patient outcomes,” said Isaac Zacharias, vice president and general manager, Imaging, Boston Scientific. “The POLARIS System represents the ongoing commitment of Boston Scientific to develop products that improve patient outcomes by providing physicians improved IVUS guidance in their daily practice.”
Press release: Boston Scientific Launches POLARIS™ Imaging System…