UPPSALA, Sweden and WAUKESHA, Wisconsin, October 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Radi Medical Systems AB and GE Healthcare announced today a development; marketing and sales initiative to integrate Radi Medical Systems AB (Radi) groundbreaking wireless PressureWire(R) Aeris and Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) technology into GE's Mac-Lab(R) IT hemodynamic recording system.
This agreement defines the terms of a development that will bring together GE's proven Mac-Lab IT with first of its kind wireless measurement of FFR from Radi, seamlessly integrating measurement of FFR into the cathlab workflow and with all procedural results stored into existing data archives. The initiative will also provide an upgrade path for GE Mac-Lab IT customers to add this functionality to their existing systems.
"Traditionally, FFR assessment required additional capital equipment and increased procedure time due to setup operations." commented Dr. Jasvindar Singh, Associate Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. "With FFR fully integrated into our GE Mac-Lab IT, I'll be able to make the best treatment options immediately available to my patients using equipment we already have, without any installation of additional instrumentation, screens or controls. Additionally, the wireless technology of PressureWire(R) Aeris removes cables crossing the sterile field barrier, making the entire procedure faster and easier."
The cooperation will enable the option of upgrading to wireless measurement and integrated FFR on all existing and new GE Mac-Lab IT installations.
"Combining the strength of GE's Mac-Lab hemodynamic recording system
with the performance of Radi's Pressurewire(R) Aeris in the assessment of
FFR has great clinical potential," said Pascale Witz, vice president of GE
Healthcare's Interventional Cardiology business. "We're pleased to enter
into a relationship that expands the clinical capabilities o
|SOURCE Radi Medical Systems AB|
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