Imaging and Data Collection Modalities

APS offers cutting edge equipment and interventional techniques specifically designed for cardiovascular and peripheral vascular research. APS has four digital cardiac catheterization labs featuring the Siemens AXIOM Artis and Zee fixed C-arm platforms. By having four interchangeable cath labs, and offering the highest quality digital imaging possible, APS can accommodate your timelines no matter how large the study design or last minute the request. Furthermore, our in-house technical experts are among the most experienced interventionalists in preclinical research.

We feature dedicated Siemens Leonardo workstations in each cath lab for real-time quantitative coronary/vascular angiography (QCA/QVA) analysis and evaluation.

Quantitative angiography may be augmented by additional types of intravascular imaging, including optical coherence tomography (OCT), intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and intracardiac ultrasound (ICE).

APS also operates its own dedicated picture archiving and communication system (PACS) server for storing and retrieving cases.

  • Fluoroscopy (Siemens AXIOM Artis and Zee™ Digital Cath Labs (n=4), Siemens Avantic™(two) and GE OEC mobile c-arms)
  • 3D Rotational Fluoroscopy
  • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) (Boston Scientific iLAB™)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) (Abbott Ilumien Optis)
  • Intracardiac echo (ICE) and Ultrasound (St. Jude Medical Zonare, Philips iE33, Siemens Cypress II and Sequoia™)
  • EP Mapping (Ensite Velocity)
  • EP Recording (Boston Scientific LabSystem™ PRO)
  • Dual Source Computed Tomography (CT) (Siemens Somatom® Definition)
  • MicroCT (Optiv CT160)
Diagnostic Imaging Modalities through Partnerships

Through trusted partners, APS is able to offer additional diagnostic imaging and analysis. All work performed with our partners is contracted and supervised by APS's personnel. These partnerships give APS access to a network of experts to assist in study design and interpretation of results.

  • MRI (Siemens Avanto 1.5T, GE Signa HDx 3.0T)

APS is experienced in the following interventional models and device product testing:

  • Transcatheter Valve Replacement (TAVI, TAVR)
  • Aortic Annuloplasty Balloons
  • Septal Defect Closure (ASD, PFO, PMVSD)
  • Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion
  • Patent ductus Arteriosus Closure
  • Perivalvular Leak Occlusion
  • Coronary Drug Eluting Stents and Scaffolds (DES)
  • Coronary Bare Metal Stents (BMS)
  • Peripheral Drug Eluting Stents and Scaffolds (DES)
  • Peripheral Bare Metal Stents (BMS)
  • Guide Wires
  • Guide Catheters
  • Transseptal Catheters
  • Introducer Sheaths
  • Drug Coated Balloons (DCB / DEB)
  • POBA Balloons
  • Renal Denervation
  • Myocardial Infarction Models
  • Embolic Beads
  • Embolic Protection
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Endovascular Grafts
  • Atherectomy
  • Thrombectomy
  • Chronic Total Occlusion / Total Partial Occlusion Crossing Wires (CTO)
  • Vascular Closure
  • Cell and Gene Therapy
  • Vascular Stimulation
  • Telemetry
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardiac Rhythm Management
  • Cardiac Leads
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation
  • EP Recording and Mapping
  • Obesity Devices
  • Biliary Catheter
  • Epidural leads
  • Carotid Sinus Stimulation
  • Lung denervation
  • Lung Volume Reduction
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Drug Eluting Stents and Scaffolds (DES)
  • Bare Metal Stents and Scaffolds
  • Tracheal Stent
  • Kidney Cellular Regeneration
  • Prostate Ablation
  • Uterine Ablation

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