Technology | August 27, 2008

ANGIO Mentor Simulates Interventional Procedures

Simbionix ANGIO Mentor family of products are multidisciplinary simulators that provide hands-on practice, in an extensive and complete simulated environment of interventional endovascular procedures.

Interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologist and vascular surgeons can use it to perform complete procedures, as well as acquiring basic skills.

Using the ANGIO Mentor doctors will be able to perform a diagnostic angiogram by inserting a catheter into an artery under fluoroscopic guidance, with subsequent injection of contrast material and imaging of the entire vascular distribution, reportedly with a realistic look and feel.

The company said users can also assess the significance of vascular occlusive diseases as well as the outcome of an interventional procedure, by monitoring intra-arterial pressure gradients.

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