The IOPS Difference

Centerline’s IOPS technology initially targets endovascular aortic procedures which treat aortic diseases such as dissections and aneurysms. IOPS is however, a platform technology that can be expanded into other areas of the body. 

Endovascular procedures offer patients many benefits over traditional open surgical procedures, but suffer from critical limitations, such as:

Lack of soft-tissue visualization

Lack of soft-tissue visualization

Risk: Contrast dye use leading to kidney failure, anaphylactic shock
Vascular anatomy is not visible with fluoroscopy without the use of contrast dyes that are toxic to the kidneys and may cause potentially serious allergic reactions.
Poor overall visualization

Poor overall visualization

Risk: Clinical Failure
Fluoroscopy provides low-contrast, low-frame-rate, 2-D grayscale imaging which can limit the surgeon’s ability to perform complex and advanced procedures
Harmful Radiation

Harmful Radiation

Risk: Cancer, ionizing radiation effects
Endovascular procedures are performed with the use of X-Ray fluoroscopy, which subjects patients and health caregivers to harmful doses of radiation.
Use of  Lead Vests

Use of Lead Vests

Risk:  Musculoskeletal problems
Lead vests are used for radiation protection.

IOPS aims to address these challenges by using safe electromagnetic tracking to provide:

Simplification of complex procedures

Simplification of complex procedures

Healthcare systems will make less of an investment in operating room time and also benefit from greater patient throughput.
Decreased healthcare costs

Decreased healthcare costs

Our innovative system can help generate higher revenues and greater returns on investment by reducing the length of patient operating room stays.
Reduction in harmful radiation & contrast dye usage

Reduction in harmful radiation & contrast dye usage

This technology can reduce the risk of cancer and ionizing radiation effects, as well as reduce the risk of kidney failure and anaphylactic shock.
Advanced 3-D visualization & more accurate navigation

Advanced 3-D visualization & more accurate navigation

By using our device, physicians can navigate through vasculature more efficiently, thereby reducing errors and costly follow-up procedures.