Novel Catheter Tracking System
NoCaTS will develop and industrialize Trackcath for safer and more accurate tracking of the catheter to reduce the use of x-ray and contrast dye, and cost reduction in health systems.
NoCaTS provides a revolutionary catheter tracking system with an integrated sensor applying the Trackcath method. The catheter visualization is normally performed with fluoroscopy, but the visualization of side branches is only possible with the use of contrast dye. The dye is flushed after 1 second, and for this reason, the surgeons need to make many injections using a big quantity of dye. Trackcath technology enables the tracking of a catheter respect to an anatomical landmark, e.g. the renal arteries.Coordinator:
- Acreo AB, SE
- Cathprint AB, SE
- Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG, CH
- University Hospital Zürich, CH
- Zurich University of Applied Sciences, CH