PtCr Alloy

Platinum Chromium (PtCr)

  • Platinum has over two times the density of iron or cobalt resulting in exceptional radiopacity characteristics
  • Platinum is evenly distributed throughout the alloy resulting in appropriate visibility
  • When platinum is combined with stainless steel, the overall strength of the alloy is increased enabling thinner struts without compromise to strength, flexibility or visibility
Alloy Composition of Boston Scientific PtCr Stents
Data on file at Boston Scientific.
Platinum Chromium, the foundation of the PROMUS ElementTM Stent, is engineered for exceptional visibility, strength, and flexibility.