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Table 15: IVUS Penetration in PCI Procedures in the US:
Additionally, GE Healthcare and Volcano Corporation have also announced the successful implementation of an exclusive initiative to include Volcano's IVUS cabling in all new Innova labs.
We are seeing our new IVUS consoles used as part of everyday PCI procedures, and also in diagnostic outpatient settings as a more comprehensive screening tool to help decide which patients warrant intervention, and which patients may benefit more from medical therapy and proper follow-up.
4 of VH IVUS and related consoles and accessories will be on display and available for demonstration in Volcano's exhibition booth at the 17th Annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in Washington DC, October 17th to October 19th, 2005.
EndoSonics believes that angiography alone is insufficient to see the entire vessel structure, and that only through IVUS can physicians optimally direct radiation to the entire vessel wall.
Investigators participating in the initial Virtual Histology IVUS registry study in Japan include Takahiko Suzuki, M.
The Visions PV line evidences EndoSonics' ongoing emphasis on physician and patient benefits as well as our continuing initiatives to broaden the market for our superior-performing IVUS technology," said Reinhard J.
The cases featuring Virtual Histology(TM) IVUS, which will be transmitted from Lenox Hill Hospital, the Thoraxcenter in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Ohio and the Cardiovascular Centre Aalst, in Aalst Belgium, will be the first presentation of the Virtual Histology(TM) IVUS technology at a United States medical meeting.
This latest agreement reinforces Guidant's commitment to IVUS and strengthens our position as a full-line provider of interventional products to meet our customers' needs.
Recently, Blue Shield of California announced that IVUS services, in conjunction with intracoronary stenting, would be covered.
Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ:VOLC) has announced approval of the s5i Integrated IVUS System by necessary regulatory authorities in Japan, granting entry into the Japanese market.
The primary use of IVUS is during Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) or angioplasty, as it provides a better understanding of blocked vessels, which allows for proper selection and placement of stents and other devices to restore blood flow at the site of the blockage.
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