Boston Scientific and Philips Healthcare announce collaboration in imaging business


Boston Scientific and Philips Healthcare have announced a collaboration enabling Philips to sell Boston Scientific Imaging equipment in connection with its Allura Xper catheterisation (cath) lab systems throughout the world.

The Boston Scientific iLab Ultrasound Imaging System serves as a versatile platform for utilising Boston Scientific’s imaging catheters. The iLab system allows physicians to choose from a variety of imaging catheters for coronary, peripheral and intracardiac applications. This system is compatible and can be integrated with all major X-ray systems including the Philips Allura Xper system. 

Boston Scientific’s Imaging business includes a full line of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) imaging catheters and a robust pipeline of new technologies. These devices enable physicians to assess diseased arteries and intracardiac structures to aid in appropriate diagnosis and treatment. 


Philips is the worldwide leader in angiographic systems for the cardiology lab. The Philips Allura Xper system offers exceptional image clarity and deeper insight for diagnosing and treating cardiac disease.

“Boston Scientific is pleased to collaborate with Philips and establish the foundation for an ongoing relationship,” said Isaac Zacharias, general manager, Boston Scientific’s Imaging business. “As premier providers of medical technology for cardiologists and electrophysiologists, this collaboration is expected to expand the ability of Boston Scientific and Philips to offer integrated solutions that improve ease of use and workflow for our worldwide customers.”

“This collaboration is a further step in Philips’ strategy to offer seamlessly integrated interventional solutions. Philips works with companies like Boston Scientific to continuously enhance the integrated functioning of our cath labs and further enhance the user experience,” said Bert van Meurs, senior vice president and general manager, Interventional X-Ray, Philips Healthcare.