GE adds intracardiac echo catheters

September 28, 2009

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GE adds intracardiac echo catheters
The Vividi and Vividq ultrasound systems from GE Healthcare now can be equipped with intracardiac echo (ICE) catheters from Biosense Webster. Vividi systems with version BT10 software support the Biosense Webster AcuNav 8F ICE catheter, featuring a 33% smaller cross sectional area than the AcuNav 10F catheter. Vividi and Vividq systems are also compatible with the SoundStar 3D ICE catheters, as well as with the Biosense Webster CartoXP system with the CartoSound version 9.7 software module.  CartoSound and the SoundStar 3D catheters integrate real-time intracardiac echocardiography imaging, enhancing visualization and navigational confidence during complex EP procedures.

Intelerad customer base surges
Orders and installations in the U.S., Australia, and Canada have expanded the customer base of PACS/IT vendor Intelerad Medical Systems. More than a dozen sites have recently signed up for PACS and workflow management products from Intelerad, according to the company. Among them are St. Vincent General Hospital District of Leadville, CO;  Ultrasound Care of Sydney; and Breast Centre Radiology in Edmonton.