Live volumetric imaging (LVI) intracardiac ultrasound catheter.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The Live Volumetric Imaging (LVI) catheter is capable of real-time 3D intracardiac echo (ICE) imaging, uniquely providing full volume sectors with deep penetration depth and high volume frame rate. The key enabling technology in this catheter is an integrated piezoelectric micromachined ultrasound transducer (pMUT), a novel matrix phased array transducer fabricated using semiconductor microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) manufacturing techniques. This technology innovation may enable better image guidance to improve accuracy, reduce risk, and reduce procedure time for transcatheter intracardiac therapies which are currently done with limited direct visualization of the endocardial tissue. Envisioned applications for LVI include intraprocedural image guidance of cardiac ablation therapies as well as transcatheter mitral and aortic valve repair.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dausch, DE; Castellucci, JB; Gilchrist, KH; Carlson, JB; Hall, SD; von Ramm, OT

Published Date

  • May 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 157 - 159

PubMed ID

  • 23773496

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-0938

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1553-8389

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.carrev.2013.03.008


  • eng