Fiber Optic RealShape technology in endovascular surgery

E.J. Finnesgard, J.P. Simons, H. Marecki, I. Ofori, T. Kolbel, G.W.H. Schurink, J.A. van Herwaarden, A. Schanzer*

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Fiber Optic RealShape technology is a new endovascular guidance system that aims to sim-plify endovascular procedures by improving wire, catheter, and device visualization, while reducing reliance on ionizing radiation. Developed by Philips, the system uses light re-fracted through optical fibers to generate real-time renderings of wires and catheters in three-dimensional space. Currently, devices with embedded Fiber Optic RealShape technol-ogy are being studied in human patients undergoing endovascular procedures. Early find-ings demonstrate the technology to be safe and effective in offsetting procedural complex-ity. Research and development to improve rendering accuracy and expand the selection of available Fiber Optic RealShape-enabled endovascular devices continues. (c) 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-246
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Vascular Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021



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