WAKEFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2012-- ActiViews, Inc, a company pioneering the development of simple, accurate, and cost-effective surgical navigation solutions, announced today that CT-Guide(TM) navigation has been selected as a finalist in the 2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition.

CT-Guide(TM) navigation is designed to assist physicians during CT-guided interventional oncology procedures such as percutaneous lung biopsies, ablations, and marker placements. The system enables physicians to locate interventional instruments in relation to pre-acquired CT images, which is analogous to the way a GPS locates a car using stored roadmaps. CT-Guide(TM) navigation features a single-use miniature video camera that is easily affixed onto standard interventional instruments, a patented sterile registration sticker, and proprietary 3D software that is viewed on a HD flat panel monitor mounted on a mobile workstation. The system helps physicians determine the location of the navigated instrument in relation to the 3D space of the CT images and the desired target, continuously displaying the location of the instrument and its planned path on the CT image of the patient's anatomy.

The MDEA ( is the medical device industry's premier design awards competition and is the only awards program that exclusively recognizes contributions and advances in the design of medical products. Entries are evaluated on the basis of their design and engineering features such as user-related functions that improve healthcare delivery and change traditional medical attitudes or practices, and features that provide enhanced benefits to the patient.

A multidisciplinary panel of independent jurors with expertise in biomedical engineering, human factors, industrial design, medicine, and diagnostics performed a comprehensive review of all entries.

"We are pleased that the MDEA judges recognized the significant attributes of CT-Guide(TM) navigation," said Christopher von Jako, President of ActiViews, Inc. "We also featured the system last week at Society of Interventional Radiology's 37th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco which contains one of the largest forums for minimally invasive interventional oncology. CT-Guide(TM) navigation has been utilized in close to 1,200 cases worldwide and is now being used in several hospitals in North America following its FDA clearance in late 2011." Finalists in each of the competition's ten categories were officially announced in the April issue of Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry ( magazine. The winners will be announced on May 23, 2012 at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Philadelphia. The MDEA program is presented by UBM Canon, the global advanced manufacturing and MedTech authority, and by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI), the industry's central source for late breaking news, information, and business intelligence.

About ActiViews: ActiViews is a privately held high-tech medical device company that develops, manufactures, and markets novel surgical navigation solutions. The company's mission is to become the leading provider of simple, accurate, and affordable navigation solutions in order to enhance physician confidence in performing minimally invasive thoracic and abdominal surgical oncology procedures. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have approved the core technology platform patent with other ancillary patents currently pending. CT-Guide(TM) navigation is presently cleared for interventional applications in the lungs. ActiViews, Inc. is located in the metro-Boston area with Research and Development facilities in Haifa, Israel. For further information visit the website at ActiViews, Navigate with Confidence(TM).

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Christopher von Jako, 617-909-3909 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SURGERY HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES ONCOLOGY RADIOLOGY SOURCE: ActiViews, Inc Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 04/02/2012 09:17 AM/DISC: 04/02/2012 09:17 AM