Next-generation ILUMIEN OPTIS System from
The ILUMIEN platform helps physicians better understand which arteries should be treated and how best to treat them. It works by integrating both Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) technology to measure blood flow blockage inside the coronary arteries and intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging technology. There are currently more than 1,200 published articles with clinical evidence supporting St. Jude Medical’s FFR and OCT technologies.
The ILUMIEN OPTIS system is the next generation of the ILUMIEN™ System and has several first-of-its kind enhancements, including automated measurements and stent planning software tools. The OCT imaging technology provides a real-time, three-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction of the patient’s vessel, making it easier for physicians to visualize the area they are treating. The new system offers twice the resolution of the earlier generation, which allows for better microscopic examination of disease inside the artery to assist with stent placement.
“The ILUMIEN OPTIS is an advancement that offers an eye-opening perspective of the coronary arteries, providing me with a more complete understanding about the extent of the patient’s disease,” said Dr.
The OCT technology in the new ILUMIEN OPTIS system uses the Dragonfly™ Duo Imaging Catheter to capture near-infrared light images and measuresimportant vessel characteristics otherwise invisible or difficult to assess with older imaging technology. The catheter offers faster, longer pull-backs, which allows the physician to assess more of the patient’s artery in less time.
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