Understanding the Image
AngioCt, revealed during the EuroPCR 2007 conference by Shina Systems , continues to bring innovation to the Cathlab.
HAIFA, Israel, June 19, AngioCt, revealed during the EuroPCR 2007 conference by Shina Systems , continues to bring innovation to the Cathlab. Since it’s introduction AngioCt was approved by the IRB committee for use in the Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel. Since then, it was incorporated in dozens of catheterization procedures as part of a clinical research handled by the cardiology department. A live case was demonstrated during a catheterization procedure at the “Horizons in Interventional Cardiology” conference, June 19th. During the demonstration a mid LAD and marginal CTO were successfully opened in a 63 years old patient.
CTA-to-Angiography registration is known to be time consuming procedure with high computational complexity. Shina System development team’s achievement was meeting requirements of on-line medical system when the registration process is done in few seconds while high registration accuracy is preserved.
AngioCt introduces a novel approach of integrating Angiography and CT Angiography (CTA) data. Since the integration is done during catheterization procedures, AngioCt’s combination of CTA and Angiography introduces real-time visualization capabilities of Angiography and high diagnostic value of CTA. AngioCt is designed to seamlessly integrate into regular catheterization procedures and provides the cardiologist with decision factors for catheterization procedure planning and execution. Among other decision factors, AngioCt provides integrated information about the "invisible" Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) area such as the vessel path and the CTO composition. Given the decision factors cardiologist may reduce radiation and contrast injections, and overall duration of the procedure.