OCT platform debuts

September 19, 2001

LightLab Imaging of Westford, MA, unveiled an optical coherence tomography system this month at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference in Washington, DC. The experimental system achieves image resolutions between 10 and 12 microns,

LightLab Imaging of Westford, MA, unveiled an optical coherence tomography system this month at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference in Washington, DC. The experimental system achieves image resolutions between 10 and 12 microns, eight or more times better than conventional modalities. The system is designed to help physicians visualize cardiac anatomy, particularly arterial plaques, enabling better deployment of such therapies as balloon angioplasties and stent placements. Data are acquired through the use of an invasive optical unit integrated with imaging or therapeutic catheters. Human trials of the system are scheduled to begin soon. The company plans to file for FDA clearance by the end of October.