OEC works with Medtronic

September 17, 1997

C-arm manufacturer OEC Medical of Salt Lake City has announced that it will equip Medtronic AneuRx's domestic and international clinical investigator sites with its OEC Series 9600 vascular mobile imaging systems. The clinical sites are investigating the

C-arm manufacturer OEC Medical of Salt Lake City has announced that it will equip Medtronic AneuRx's domestic and international clinical investigator sites with its OEC Series 9600 vascular mobile imaging systems. The clinical sites are investigating the AneuRx stent graft for the endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).

OEC's Series 9600 will guide and position catheters and other devices relative to the procedure via digital fluoroscopy, and then will confirm procedural results prior to leaving the operating room with an immediate postprocedural subtraction angiogram, according to the companies.

The AneuRx stent graft, which allows physicians to treat AAA by deploying a stent graft through a catheter placed in the femoral artery, is being evaluated at clinical centers in the U.S. under an investigational device exemption from the Food and Drug Administration, according to the companies. The stent graft has received European approval and is in the early phase of European market introduction. Medtronic AneuRx is a Cupertino, CA-based subsidiary of Medtronic.