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Philips and MediGuide begin medical positioning trial for cath labs

Philips Medical Systems : 03 April, 2008  (Company News)
Philips and MediGuide have announced the start of US clinical trials to evaluate medical positioning technology in the catheterization (cath) lab.
Under investigational device exemption, Columbia New York Presbyterian (NYP) Hospital is using the Philips Allura Xper Flat Detector cath lab (Allura Xper FD10) integrated with MediGuide's Medical Positioning System (gMPS) technology and gMPS-enabled Guided Measurement Catheter (GMC).

The gMPS positioning system with guided measurement Catheter is intended to be used in conjunction with Philips conventional X-ray angiography systems to provide physicians with real-time tip positioning and navigation, quantitative length measurement, 3D lumen reconstruction, qualitative 3D foreshortening indication and landmarking.

The positioning system is designed to be used on both live fluoroscopy or pre-acquired images for coronary or cardiac intervention procedures, particularly for patients who are candidates for coronary angiography and/or Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

Philips and MediGuide of Haifa, Israel have been working together in the field of cardiac navigation since 2003. The gMPS system and the GMC device are CE Mark certified and are limited to investigational use only in the USA. The gMPS system is intended for intravascular evaluation of coronary anatomy.

The trial is being conducted by Dr Giora Weisz and Dr Jeffrey W Moses from Columbia NYP.
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