The TVC Imaging System™ is a first-in-class intravascular imaging system with the unique ability to assess vessel composition and structure via integrated NIRS (near infrared spectroscopy) lipid core plaque detection and enhanced IVUS imaging technology.
  • By utilizing NIRS, the TVC Imaging System enables the immediate, accurate, and reliable identification and location of LCP known to complicate stenting, as well as quantification of the vessel's lipid core burden.
  • Through IVUS, the TVC Imaging System provides clear and relevant information about vessel structure, including lumen dimensions, degree of stenosis, and plaque burden.
  • The TVC Imaging System is the first and only FDA-cleared device for the detection of lipid core plaques (LCP) of interest.
  • TVC-guided stenting holds the potential to minimize procedural complications and possibly prevent peri-procedural MI.
  • The technology behind the TVC Imaging System is supported by extensive scientific validation in laboratory specimens and in patients, including the 2008 study by Gardner and colleagues that demonstrated LCP could be detected using NIRS.1
Using the dual-modality TVC Insight™ Catheter requiring only a single pullback, the TVC Imaging System enables true vessel characterization in a rapid and automated manner, to reveal what you need to know.

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1. Gardner CM, Tan H, Hull EL, et al. Detection of Lipid Core Coronary Plaques in Autopsy Specimens With a Novel Catheter-Based Near-Infrared Spectroscopy System. J Am Coll Cardiol Img. 2008;1(5):638-648.



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