FDA clears software, MRI coil, and scanner

February 28, 2001

Several products have gained clearance for marketing in the U.S. Passing FDA muster were Vital Images' Vscore, a cardiac CT option featuring AutoGate for use on the company's Vitrea 2 workstation; Surgi-Vision's intravascular MRI coil; and Marconi's

Several products have gained clearance for marketing in the U.S. Passing FDA muster were Vital Images' Vscore, a cardiac CT option featuring AutoGate for use on the company's Vitrea 2 workstation; Surgi-Vision's intravascular MRI coil; and Marconi's Infinion 1.5T MRI scanner. Vital Images' VScore with AutoGate determines the phase of the cardiac cycle at which each CT slice was recorded, automatically selecting the images of the heart least affected by cardiac motion without an ECG signal. Called Intercept, the disposable coil from Surgi-Vision is designed to be threaded into arteries or veins to detect early signs of blood vessel disease in conjunction with standard MRI scanners. Infinion 1.5T is a short-bore whole-body MRI system.

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