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March 12, 2006


New System Features Two Flat Panel Detectors for Improved Cardiac Imaging 

ACC Booth # 4119
ATLANTA, March 12, 2006
 – As a leading developer of technologies that improve the delivery of cardiac care, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. (TAMS) is debuting its new InfinixTM DP-i/FD2 vascular X-ray system at the America College of Cardiology’s (ACC) 55thAnnual Scientific Session in Atlanta, March 11-14, 2006.  Designed as one system that operates like two, the Infinix DP-i/FD2 is equipped with two flat panel detectors (FPD) and is the only single lab that meets ACC guidelines for both cardiac and peripheral work.

Designed with one eight-inch by eight-inch floor mounted cardiac C-arm and one 12-inch by 16-inch ceiling mounted C-arm, the system enables physicians to obtain the high quality images needed to perform both detailed peripheral vascular work and coronary studies without compromise for more efficient, comprehensive patient care.  In addition, the system’s design allows clinicians to perform both coronary and vascular studies on the same table without moving the patient, saving time and increasing overall patient comfort.

“Developing products that improve the patient experience and increase the quality of medical care is a top priority for Toshiba,” said Don Volz, director, Vascular X-ray Business Unit, TAMS.  “With the Infinix DP-i/FD2, both patients and clinicians benefit from the system’s ability to perform uncompromised cardiovascular procedures in a single room.  In addition, the resulting high quality images featuring precise anatomical detail enable more accurate diagnoses.” 

The Infinix also offers a dual-PC processing system architecture, which permits background image processing and archiving without interrupting the exam.  This powerful processing can be used with either the eight-by-eight or the 12-by-16-inch FPD.  The system allows 20 frames per second fluoroscopy as a tableside option, reducing the patient dose routinely by 25 percent without compromising image quality.  Additionally, the Windows®-based operating system provides an intuitive user interface familiar to most operators.  Both the triple focus liquid-metal bearing tube for peripheral exams and the dual-focus tube for cardiac exams have a 3.0 million anode heat capacity. This industry-leading rating eliminates delays and increases throughput. 

For more information about the Infinix DP-i/FD2 system, TAMS and its wide range of medical imaging products, visit the company’s Web site at

About Toshiba
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States.  Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, an independent group company of Toshiba Corporation, is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corporation is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems.  Toshiba has approximately 161,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $53 billion.

InfinixTM is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.