Advanced IVUS system debuts

September 5, 2001

Boston Scientific has released its next-generation intravascular ultrasound imaging system. Dubbed Galaxy, the system acquires ultrasound data about the insides of arteries and the heart, and then integrates these images with x-ray images. The

Boston Scientific has released its next-generation intravascular ultrasound imaging system. Dubbed Galaxy, the system acquires ultrasound data about the insides of arteries and the heart, and then integrates these images with x-ray images. The cross-sectional and longitudinal ultrasound images are displayed with the 2-D angiograms on a single monitor. Galaxy is available in the U.S. and Canada and scheduled for commercial release in Europe and Japan next year.