News | March 18, 2009

First 3D Heart Catheterizations in U.S. Used to Guide Complex Interventions, AF Ablations

March 18, 2009 - Cardiologists Edward Tadajweski, M.D., and Jeffrey L. Williams, M.D., MS, FACC, are the first in the U.S. to perform 3D imaging of complex cardiac anatomy using GE's Innova 3D imaging system.

On 26 February 2009, they performed 3D reconstructions on two patients' hearts at The Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon, PA. The first patient underwent 3D angiography of the coronary sinus to guide a biventricular defibrillator implantation with a left ventricular pacemaker lead. The second patient underwent 3D angiography of the left atrium and pulmonary veins to plan an atrial fibrillation arrhythmia ablation.

“To perform complex interventions and stent placement, deploy [pacemaker or defibrillator] devices or perform atrial fibrillation ablations successfully, you must know exactly where heart anatomy and devices are in relation to one another. Working in a three-dimensional space is critical to better visualize the anatomy before these complex procedures,” said Dr. Tadajweski. “Our state-of-the-art catheterization laboratory allows us to rapidly acquire and reconstruct 3D cardiac anatomy images. It is designed to enhance, but not replace, traditional 2D fluoroscopic imaging.”

The performance of complex cardiac procedures, such as advanced defibrillator placement, structural heart interventions, or atrial fibrillation (arrhythmia) ablation, is facilitated by the visualization of 3D anatomy. Providing 3D views of internal body structures and interventional devices in one image, this state-of-the-art system assists physicians in diagnosis, surgical planning, interventional procedures and treatment follow-up. It permits better management of structural heart disease, streamlines interventional procedures, and minimizes radiation dose to physicians, staff and patients by selecting working views without fluoroscopy.

For more information: www.gshleb.org

Related Content

Houston Methodist Hospital Enters Multi-Year Technology and Research Agreement With Siemens Healthineers
News | Imaging | August 17, 2017
Houston Methodist Hospital and Siemens Healthineers have entered into a multi-year agreement to bring cutting-edge...
Carestream dose management
Sponsored Content | Whitepapers | Advanced Visualization | August 17, 2017
It's critical for today's healthcare professionals to understand the balance between the risks and benefits of any X-...
Carestream Launches MR Brain Perfusion and Diffusion Modules for Vue PACS
Technology | Advanced Visualization | August 16, 2017
Carestream Health recently introduced new MR (magnetic resonance) Brain Perfusion and MR Brain Diffusion modules that...
CDN to Integrate Advanced Cardiac Imaging Tools From DiA Imaging Analysis
Technology | Advanced Visualization | August 10, 2017
August 10, 2017 — CDN recently announced a new partnership agreement with DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd., makers of next-g
GE Additive and Stryker Announce Additive Manufacturing Partnership
News | 3-D Printing | July 06, 2017
July 6, 2017 — GE Additive and Stryker have entered a partnership agreement to support Stryker’s growth in...
Siemens Healthineers Announces First U.S. Install of Artis Pheno Angiography System
News | Angiography | July 05, 2017
July 5, 2017 — Michigan Medicine recently became the first healthcare institution in the United States to install the
Philips Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for IntelliSpace Portal 9.0
Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 29, 2017
Philips announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market...
RaySafe Introduces Pro-Slit Camera for Accurate Focal Spot Measurement
Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 27, 2017
Unfors RaySafe recently introduced the RaySafe Pro-Slit Phantom and the RaySafe Pro-Stand.
Strain Imaging Improves Cardiac Surveillance of Certain Breast Cancer Patients
News | Cardio-oncology | May 03, 2017
Epsilon Imaging Inc. announced a research study using EchoInsight was presented at the American College of Cardiology (...
New Hampshire Hospital Expands Vascular Care with Toshiba Medical's Infinix-i Sky +
News | Angiography | April 27, 2017
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, N.H., installed Toshiba Medical’s Infinix-i Sky + angiography system in its...
Overlay Init