IMAGO has developed image post-processing algorithms to reveal stenosis within vessels utilizing only an original angiogram image in real-time without the need for an invasive procedure. This is a quantum leap for cardiovascular image analysis.
CATH Lab examination rooms in hospitals use diagnostic imaging equipment to visualize the arteries or chambers of the heart to treat any stenosis or abnormality found. Currently, the gold standard for measurement of stenosis during coronary catherization is the technique known as Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR). It is a measurement of pressure distal to a stenosis relative to the pressure proximal to the stenosis. It is an invasive procedure requiring the insertion of a sensor on the tip of a wire into the artery of concern.
IMAGO believes its Visual Intelligence™ (VI) platform will support and potentially has the power to surpass the current FFR invasive procedure requirements. With Imago’s non-invasive imaging ability to measure and visualize the arteries and chambers of the heart could eliminate complications associated with invasive cardiac catheterization that include:
- Coronary vessel dissection, occlusion, or perforation
- Embolism (coronary, cerebral, or other arterial)
- Coronary artery spasm
- Local or systemic infection
- Acute renal failure
- Myocardial infarction
- Serious arrhythmias
*As we continue to develop Imago’s Visual Intelligence™ IP, we will submit 510(k) applications for a single-source version of its technology for an accredited review under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (the “FDA”) 510(k) Third Party Review Program by midyear 2022.