March 31, 2011 – An intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging system will be featured in several oral and poster presentations at the American College of Cardiology 60th Annual Scientific Session in New Orleans. The LipiScan IVUS Coronary Imaging System, from InfraReDx, is the world’s first and only intravascular imaging system that combines and co-registers grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) with near-infrared spectroscopy lipid core plaque detection technology.
“The LipiScan IVUS permits physicians to identify both the structure – with IVUS – and chemistry – with LipiScan – of coronary plaques in a single pullback,” said Donald Southard, InfraReDx president and CEO. “The IVUS information is useful for determining the degree of stenosis and for guiding stenting, while the LipiScan data can identify stenotic lipid core plaques, which are at increased risk of causing peri-stenting myocardial infarction when dilated.”
The schedule of oral and poster presentations is as follows:
Presentation Date/Time: Sunday, April 3, 5:05-5:15 p.m.
Session Title: Identification of High Risk Plaques and Predictors of Distal Embolization: IVUS, OCT, Stectroscopy and Beyond
Presenter: James A. Goldstein, M.D, director of research and education, Division of Cardiology, William Beaumont Hospital
Topic: Intravascular Imaging: Uses During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Session Type/Location: i2 Symposium, Session #2609-5, Room 350
Presentation Date/Time: Monday, April 4, 11:41-11:55 a.m.
Session Title: Association Between the Presence and Extent of Coronary Lipid Core Plaques Detected by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy with Post Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Myocardial Infarction
Presenter: Deepa Raghunathan, medical student, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Topic: PCI in ACS and AMI
Session Type/Location: i2 Oral Contributions, Session #2906-9, Room 353
Panel Date/Time: Monday, April 4, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Panelist: Brijeshwar Singh Maini, M.D., F.A.C.C., chair, Structural Heart Program, and co-chair, cardiovascular research, Pinnacle Health System
Topic: Intravascular Imaging Case Reviews
Session Type/Location: i2 Meet the Experts, Session #2308-4, Room 350
Presentation Date/Time: Monday, April 4, 5:15-5:27 p.m.
Session Title: Coronary Artery Computed Tomography Angiography: Comparison to Intravascular Ultrasound
Presenter: James A. Goldstein, M.D., director of research and education, Division of Cardiology, William Beaumont Hospital
Topic: Atherosclerosis and Imaging
Session Type/Location: ACC Symposium, Session #0653-7, Room 221
Presentation Date/Time: Sunday, April 3, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Session Title: Intracoronary Lipid Burden at Bifurcations: Results from the COLOR Registry
Presenter: Jacob Townsend, M.D., cardiology fellow, Medical University of South Carolina
Topic: Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Session Type/Location: ACC Poster Contributions, Session #1041-119, Hall F
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