Avinger's Pantheris imaging system shows superiority in SCAN clinical study
Avinger released the preliminary analysis of results from its SCAN clinical study, a post-market study comparing optical coherence tomography with intravascular ultrasound as a diagnostic imaging tool in the peripheral arteries. Initial analysis of the SCAN data indicated that OCT imaging with Avinger's Pantheris System showed statistical superiority or equivalence to IVUS on all parameters evaluated. Preliminary data analysis from the reviewer rankings of the 240 images indicated that OCT imaging with Pantheris was significantly better than IVUS in visualizing plaque, calcification and stent struts. OCT imaging was ranked to be statistically equivalent to IVUS in visualizing the layered structures of the vessel wall and visualizing troughs following atherectomy. Avinger's proprietary Lumivascular technology utilizes OCT to provide real-time vascular imaging for the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral artery disease. The FDA has cleared both diagnostic and therapeutic treatment indications for use for Avinger's Pantheris and Ocelot image-guided catheters.