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Japan Market Report for Intravascular Ultrasound Catheters 2018 - Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends -


The "Japan
Market Report for Intravascular Ultrasound Catheters 2018 - MedCore"

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Interventional cardiology procedures increasingly require auxiliary
diagnostic screening, so that the type and extent of the lesion can be
better assessed before stent placement. IVUS catheters fulfill this need
by providing images of the lesion from inside the artery. These
catheters are generally used during angioplasties for screening the
target lesion for stent placement confirmation, likelihood of restenosis
and plaque characteristics.

The transducer attached to the IVUS catheter is able to provide
black-and-white tri-dimensional images of different layers of the lumen,
even allowing the screening of calcified areas of the vein, where
stenting can be difficult. These images are generated by a process of
reverberation, where sound waves created by the transducer echo back,
thus enabling this information to be converted into pictures on a

In addition to pre-dilation screening, IVUS catheters can also aid
cardiologists in post-stenting examination. One of the advantages of
using an IVUS catheter is that the device allows the visualization of
the stent after its deployment. In this situation, the IVUS catheter is
capable of checking if the stent matched the diameter of the lesion,
decreasing the likelihood of a thrombosis caused by partial stent
expansion, which is a rising concern amongst physicians.

In addition, IVUS can be used for detecting stent fracture and other
post stenting complications. The penetration rate of IVUS is still
growing despite the introduction of a competing imaging modality,
optical coherence tomography (OCT). Competition from OCT will limit
sales of both IVUS catheters and consoles, however, it is not likely to
decrease the penetration rate of IVUS by any substantial measure because
many cath labs will choose to have both IVUS and OCT consoles,
especially those consoles that also have fractional flow reserve (FFR)

Key Topics Covered:


Japan Interventional Cardiology Market Overview

Competitive Analysis

Market Trends

Market Developments

Markets Included

Procedures Included

Version History



2.1 Basic Anatomy

2.2 Disease Treatments And Diagnostics

2.3 Patient Demographics


3.1 Product Portfolios

3.2 Regulatory Issues And Recalls

3.3 Clinical Trials


4.1 Introduction

4.2 Market Overview

4.3 Market Analysis And Forecast

4.4 Drivers And Limiters

4.5 Competitive Market Share Analysis

Companies Mentioned

  • Abbott
  • Boston Scientific
  • Terumo
  • Medtronic
  • Philips Volcano
  • Goodman Co.
  • Cardinal Health
  • Nipro/InfraReDx
  • Asahi
  • B. Braun
  • Biosensors International Group Ltd.
  • Biotronik
  • C.R. Bard
  • Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
  • Cook Medical
  • Merit Medical
  • Olympus
  • Opsens
  • Stentys
  • Straub Medical
  • Teleflex
  • W. L. Gore

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