May 21, 2013 - Royal Philips Electronics (Philips) today announced that CX50 xMATRIX, a portable ultrasound with Philips' Live 3-dimensional (3D) TEE, now offers 2-dimensional (2D) intracardiac echo (ICE) capability.
Philips has partnered with St. Jude Medical, a global medical device company
based in St. Paul, Minn., to integrate the CX50 xMATRIX with the St. Jude
Medical ViewFlex Xtra Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) Catheter. The ViewFlex
Xtra ICE catheter is a new, 2D catheter featuring 4-way steering and the
unique benefit of single-handed control.
With the increase in minimally invasive structural heart disease (SHD) repairs and electrophyiosology (EP) procedures comes an increase in the need for ICE for visualization of intracardiac anatomy from the right atrium. ICE is commonly used in procedures, such as left atrial ablation and closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) and atrial septal defects (ASD). With Live 3D TEE and ICE both available on the CX50 xMATRIX, interventional teams can visualize these and other repairs that may benefit from Live 3D TEE such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), multi-fenestrated and irregular ASD closures, and other complex SHD repairs.
The CX50 xMATRIX is an all-in-one imaging solution for cardiac catheterization labs, EP labs, and hybrid operating rooms. With both ICE and Live 3D TEE available on a single system, hospitals will not need to rely on scheduling two separate ultrasound systems for various procedures. The CX50 xMATRIX also offers interventional workflow features such as Philips Allura tableside control, automatic patient data exchange, and support for Philips' EchoNavigator – which intelligently combines fluoroscopy and echocardiography.
The CX50 xMATRIX with available Live 3D TEE and ICE will be shown in Paris at the EuroPCR, official meeting for the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Inventions (EAPCI), May 21-24.
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2D intracardiac echo (ICE) added to portable ultrasound. Appl Radiol.