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This Tiny Camera Lets Surgeons See Inside Blood Vessels In Real Time

 - Sep 29, 2016
References: health.ucsd.edu & avinger
Medical technology company Avinger has gone ahead and developed an innovative new catheter-attached tiny camera system that is designed to make it easier than ever for surgeons tasked with removing plaque from inside blood vessels to look inside the vessels in real time.

Plaque buildup inside blood vessels is a problem that's associated with a wide variety of health issues including cardiac arrests and strokes, which is why it's important to be able to safely and precisely remove plaque. This is where the Pantheris system comes in. This catheter system makes use of a tiny camera that's about as big as a grain of sand, and can be attached to the end of the catheter to provide real-time views to surgeons. Surgeons can use a plaque removal system that is also attached to the Pantheris.

By combining precise camera technologies and plaque removal systems to a catheter, Avinger has come up with a medical technology that makes it easier for surgeons to save lives.