1. St Jude OCT system to aid treatment of coronary artery disease

    St Jude OCT system to aid treatment of coronary artery disease

    US-based healthcare and medical device giant St Jude Medical has launched a new system based on optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging that is designed to improve the treatment of coronary artery disease. The “ILUMIEN OPTIS” system, launched in Japan, is said to help physicians make personalized decisions about the placement of the stents that are used to ensure that blood flows freely through a patient’s coronary arteries, based on the individual’s particular anatomy and disease state.

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    1. The ILUMIEN OPTIS system enables a higher image resolution, and thus makes it possible for us to analyze difficult anatomical structures, allowing me to focus on diagnostic and treatment strategies.
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