FDA clears disposable catheter pull back device:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The US FDA has cleared EndoSonics' intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheter pull back device. The Trak Back device, which provides a steady and precise pull back of the company's IVUS catheters to help view three-dimensional-like images and conventional cross-sectional displays, is the first disposable pull back device on the market, claimed Rancho Cordova, California-based EndoSonics. This means that unlike conventional devices, it does not require sterile barriers. The product is designed for use with the company's Oracle ultrasound imaging systems and Visions Five-64 series of ultrasound imaging catheters.