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Boston Scientific's intravascular ultrasound now works with Philips, Siemens X-ray systems

by Brendon Nafziger, DOTmed News Associate Editor | May 25, 2010
Boston Scientific completes
compatibility testing.
Boston Scientific's invasive cardio imaging platform is now compatible with Philips' and Siemens' interventional X-ray systems, the company announced Monday.

Boston has wrapped up compatibility testing of its iLab Ultrasound Imaging System, an intravascular ultrasound device, with Philips Allura Xper and Siemens AXIOM Artis and Artis zee machines, the Natick, Mass.-based company said.

Previously, Boston reached a similar deal with GE Healthcare for its Innova system.

"Boston Scientific is proud to work with Philips and Siemens to offer integrated imaging systems that support improvements in performance, workflow and ease of use," Joe Fitzgerald, head of Boston's Endovascular Unit, said in a statement. "Cath labs worldwide can now integrate the iLab Ultrasound Imaging System with the vast majority of interventional X-ray systems."

Boston's iLab is an intravascular ultrasound technology that enters the body through a catheter and allows physicians to gauge the condition of the heart and coronary vessels.