IVUSmapIntegrated co-registration of IVUS images with angiography

"Before IVUSmap, the operator was trapped with one eye on the angiogram and one eye on the IVUS, in his head trying to fuse them into one morphological image.”1
Dr. Evelyn Regar
Thorax Center, Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

IVUSmap brings detailed vessel, lumen, and wall structure to angiography and provides spatial localization for IVUS (intravascular ultrasound) images within the coronary tree. It combines the advantages of both modalities through co-registration.


Features & Benefits

  • Combined information of angiography and IVUS imaging
  • IVUSmap adds detailed information on vessel, lumen, and wall structure to angiography and provides spatial localization for intravascular ultrasound images within the coronary tree
  • Bookmarks guide stent positioning and deployment


Technical Details

IVUSmap, an optional application integrated in new Artis zee, Artis Q and Artis Q.zen systems with PURE®, maps each frame of an IVUS pullback to its corresponding position within the coronary tree of a reference angiographic image. After co-registration, the angiographic roadmap image is linked side-by-side with the corresponding IVUS images.
This allows to navigate in either modality while keeping track of the corresponding location. As a consequence, the localization of lumen and wall structure is readily available to support the diagnosis.
IVUSmap is the result of continued development efforts between Siemens and Volcano Corporation to bring co-registration to interventional cardiology. IVUSmap can be fully executed from the tableside control. The tight integration with Volcano’s s5i IVUS console ensures a seamless workflow including shared patient registration and automatic image data transfer.

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Learn more about how you can benefit from IVUSmap

General Requirements

  • Artis Q
  • Artis zee
  • Artis zeego
  • Artis Q.zen


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