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A technical guide to robotic catheter angiography with the Corindus CorPath GRX system
  1. Charles Beaman1,
  2. Hamidreza Saber2,
  3. Satoshi Tateshima2
  1. 1Department of Neurology, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center & David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
  2. 2Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, Department of Radiological Sciences, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center & David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Charles Beaman, Department of Neurology, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095-3075, USA; cbeaman{at}mednet.ucla.edu

Abstract

Robotic catheter angiography is an emerging technology with the opportunity to increase procedural precision and decrease occupational hazards.1–5 In this video, we present our initial experiences with the CorPath GRX Robotic System (Corindus, a Seimens Healthineers Company, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA), including various technical considerations such as set-up, operation, and recommended tools (video 1). We demonstrate that the robotic system can be used to reformat catheters and select cervical arteries without the need for manual conversion. Lastly, we discuss the commonly encountered robot-specific operational challenges, along with strategies to overcome them.

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  • catheter
  • angiography
  • device
  • technique
  • technology

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  • Contributors Conception and design: CB, HS, ST; Preparing the video: CB; Final approval: all authors.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests ST: Corindus Vascular Robotics, consultant from 2018 to 2019. Currently no relationship.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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