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Through the use of image-guided catheters with real time visualization, physicians have an opportunity to reduce exposure to radiation while enhancing their view of the patient's anatomy.

Radiation Awareness

Physicians are exposed to more radiation than any single patient will probably ever receive in their lifetime, and there is growing evidence that this has associated physical risks.

  • Brain

    Increasing prevalence of left sided brain tumors (85%) in interventional physicians (n=31)

  • Eyes

    >3.2X risk of accelerated lens opafication (cataracts) among interventional practitioners

  • Skin

    Soft tissue cancers, hair loss, and skin mottling noticeable in non-dominant hand of MDs

  • Blood

    Exacerbation of reactive oxygen species and blood-borne cancers

  • Lower Extremity

    Revascularization procedures pose the greatest radiation risk in the hospital

Fluoroscopy vs. Lumivascular

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a radiation free technology allowing you to see inside the vessel and cross a chronic total occlusion or perform an atherectomy while potentially limiting the amount of radiation exposure from Fluoroscopy use.

14 Min

fluoroscopy used
(without lumivascular visualization)

0.24 Min

fluoroscopy used
(with lumivascular visualization)

21.2 Min

fluoroscopy used
(without lumivascular visualization)

5.3 Min

fluoroscopy used
(with lumivascular visualization)


Lumivascular Case Study: Radiation

  • Tom Davis MD
  • St. John Hospital
  • Detroit, MI

Using Lumivascular Image Guided Therapy, Tom Davis MD of St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan was able to virtually eliminate the need for fluoroscopy while crossing chronic total occlusions

Case Details



Lesion locations

SFA and Popliteal

Crossing success




Mean lesion length


Mean fluoro time

14.4 seconds