Corindus Vascular Robotics partners with Unfors RaySafe to help reduce radiation exposure in the cath lab


Corindus Vascular Robotics and Unfors RaySafe have announced a distribution agreement to allow Corindus to offer the RaySafe i2 real-time radiation dose monitoring system in conjunction with its CorPath System. The agreement will enable cath lab physicians and staff to better protect themselves from, and monitor for, excessive radiation exposure.

A Corindus press release reports that its robotic CorPath system, which enables operators to perform percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) from a radiation shielded cockpit, is associated with a 95% reduction in radiation exposure and, therefore, increases protection for interventional cardiologists. It adds that the RaySafe i2 badge worn by cath lab workers displays radiation exposure levels in real-time allowing the team to be more aware of exposure levels and take steps to minimize exposure, while continuing to deliver a high standard of care.

Spectrum Health System is one of the first facilities in the USA to install and jointly use the CorPath System and RaySafe i2. Ryan Madder—an interventional cardiologist at Spectrum Health—says: “We take significant measures to protect our patients, and through the addition of these products, we can do the same for our physicians and cath lab staff. Having integrated the products into my daily practice, I am more aware of both my own exposure levels and that of my team. I appreciate how these technologies can significantly change our behaviours and put us in a safer position to perform procedures.”