Philips in Best, the Netherlands, has completed a test of its new ‘Fiber Optic Real Shape’ (FORS) technology at the academic UMC hospital in Utrecht. So, there is no longer any reason to push a catheter through a vein or blood vessel needlessly (because otherwise it wasn’t possible to see how these wind their way through the body). There is also no need for more exposure to X-rays. Innovation Origins asked radiologist and Image Guided Therapy Chief Medical Officer at Philips, Dr. Atul Gupta, how the technology works. “This is a major breakthrough for medicine. Doctors are going to use this technology for all kinds of treatments.”
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