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06 noviembre 2017

New guidelines on radiation exposure to significantly reduce annual eye dose limits

Interventional News

The new European Directive laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from ionising radiation exposure will come into effect on 6 February 2018. The most relevant change for interventionists in the occupational exposure section is the new annual limit for the lens of the eyes (20 mSv/year, instead of 150 mSv/year), write Eliseo Vano (Madrid, Spain) and Gabriel Bartal (Kfar Saba, Israel).

09 noviembre 2017

Image-guided, minimally invasive medicine revolutionises emergency care

Interventional News

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), in coordination with Member of the US House of Representatives (Rep.) from Utah’s 4th district, Mia Love, hosted a panel discussion on the important role of interventional radiologists on trauma teams responding to mass casualty incidents.

20 noviembre 2017

Positive 24-month TOBA results presented at VEITHsymposium

Interventional News

Intact Vascular has announced that positive single centre twenty-four month results from its TOBA (Tack optimised balloon angioplasty) clinical study were presented at VEITHsymposium 2017 by Christian Wissgott, assistant director, Westküstenklinikum Heide in Heide, Germany.

15 diciembre 2017

PQ Bypass receives IDE approval to initiate pivotal DETOUR II clinical trial

Interventional News

PQ Bypass has received conditional approval of its investigational device exemption (IDE) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate the pivotal DETOUR II clinical trial. As the first-ever pivotal trial for percutaneous femoropopliteal bypass, DETOUR II will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the DETOUR System in up to 292 patients with lower limb ischaemia due to long blockages (>15cm) in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD).

11 diciembre 2017

Philips acquires VitalHealth

Interventional News

Royal Philips has announced that it has acquired VitalHealth, a provider of cloud-based population health management solutions for the delivery of personalised care outside of the hospital, for example, in regional care networks.

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