Boston Scientific Launches OptiCross Coronary Imaging Catheter in US, Europe and Japan

The Boston Scientific Corporation announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance, CE Mark and Japan PMDA approval for its OptiCross™ Coronary Imaging Catheter and has launched the device in the U.S. and Europe.  
OptiCross, a next generation intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheter, offers better deliverability and higher resolution imaging to facilitate complex coronary procedures. 
The OptiCross catheter was created with the input of physicians from around the world to reduce the inherent challenges surrounding catheter delivery in complex cases.  The upgraded, low profile delivery system features 5 French guide catheter compatibility, a shorter, tapered tip, a bi-segmented catheter shaft and a redesigned catheter hub for ease of connection.