Interventional Cardiology

Discover superb visualization of the anatomy and seamless workflow for your
interventional procedures with Vivid™ Ultra Edition.

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Demand for minimally invasive procedures is growing.

Structural heart procedure success depends on preparation, collaboration and clear communication within the heart team. 

Your complex interventions may often require the use of fluoroscopy, CT and echo images to plan, guide and assess procedures, which may generate room for uncertainity & lack of clarity, potentially increasing efficiency and reducing risk for suboptimal interventions.

We are addressing all your needs

Optimized integration

Complex interventions require the use of several modalities in addition to ultrasound for planning and guidance. A well-thought-out ergonomics for these enviroments is paramount in order to reduce manipulations to the most effective actions, for optimized and safer procedures.

Dedicated Probes

A key element for equipped with exceptional image quality is key for exceptional with cSound™ software beamformer. The world's most compact mini-4D probe is suitable for a wide range of cardiology procedures.

Powerful Modeling

Simplification of live guidance and improved quality of communication within the cardiac team with CT Fusion.

Precise visualization & guidance

Photorealistic visualization of anatomy with FlexiLight and HD color flow rendering technique for a simplified live guidance and improved quality of communication within the cardiac team with CT Fusion, 4D markers, FlexiSlice, and View-X.

User Experiences

The Role of Advanced Imaging Technology in Structural Heart Interventions

“There is a new technology called 4D Markers, which we can place on 2D
and 3D echo images. The interventional cardiologist can view the 4D
Markers on screen and use them as a target, so he or she knows where
we are asking them to direct a wire or catheter without having to verbalize
it or struggle to communicate that information.”

Praveen Mehrotra, Director of Echocardiography, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“GE HealthCare’s fusion system helps by allowing us to fuse the live
fluoroscopy to the pre-procedure CT scan. Most of the time, before
walking into the room for a TAVR, for example, you already will have a
fairly good understanding of how valve alignment is going to take place,
because of the pre-procedure imaging. Fusion technology plus additional
software that we use allows us to determine the angulation and directs
how to position our detector so we have the best views for performing
TAVR. The fusion software also allow sus to further minimize the dose of
radiation during the procedure, particularly in complex procedures using
distal protection such as the SentinelTM system to protect the cerebral
circulation in patients who are undergoing TAVR.”

Carey Kimmelstiel, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCA Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and Interventional Cardiology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

“The advantage of the mini 4D TEE probe is that we can optimize the
process by making it quicker. The mini TEE probe had 3D so the planning
can be performed during the procedure.”

Marta Sitges, MD, PhD ; Xavier Freixa, MD, PhD Hospital Clinic de Barcelona

“We often want to perform structural heart procedures when patients are
not fully intubated or anesthetized, so a miniature 3D TEE probe is
potentially a very useful technology that may allow us to utilize TEE when
the patient is only under moderate sedation.”

Praveen Mehrotra, MD, FACC, FASE Director of Echocardiography, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

FlexiLight

Rendering techniques for photo-realistic
light-source based illumination of heart
structures, providing comprehensive
visualization of cardiac structures.
FlexiLight may allow a comprehensive
visualization of leaflets and regurgitant
orifices while ensuring the proper
alignment of the clip towards the mitral
valve annulus.

4D Markers

The echo imager can place colored 4D markers
on the cardiac anatomy during the intervention,
which may help streamline communication
within the heart team. This helps better
understand the directions from the echo imager,
orientation from the viewed anatomy, to guide
the interventional cardiologist with increased
precision.

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