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March 30, 2006
TUSTIN, Calif., March. 30, 2006 – Further empowering cardiologists by delivering cutting-edge diagnostic imaging technologies, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. (TAMS) today announced that Parma Community General Hospital in Parma, Ohio, has completed installation of the InfinixTM CC-i FPD (flat panel detector), Toshiba’s single plane, ceiling-mounted vascular and cardiac imaging system. Parma is the latest healthcare institution to take advantage of the flexibility, superior image quality and reliability that the Infinix CC-i FPD delivers and has purchased three systems.
“The Infinix CC-i FPD was designed specifically for the type of advanced cardiac imaging procedures we are conducting at our facility. The system delivers distortion-free images necessary for viewing small devices and structures without compromising patient safety,” said Dr. Christine Zirafi, director of Cath Lab, Parma Community General Hospital. “Our decision to purchase Toshiba systems is a testament to the system’s performance. ”
The new system, which will be housed in Parma Community General Hospital’s Cath Lab Department, will enable physicians to conduct a wide range of cardiac procedures, including peripheral work and interventional EP (electrophysiology) applications.
“The Infinix CC-i FPD is uniquely designed to meet the select needs of clinicians conducting complex cardiac imaging procedures. In addition to the system’s unparalleled image quality and lower dose, it improves diagnosis and treatment while maintaining patient safety,” said Don Volz, director of vascular business at TAMS.
About Parma Community General Hospital
Founded in 1961, Parma Community General Hospital is an independent, freestanding, not-for-profit, 339-bed hospital that participates in all major managed-care plans. Accredited by JCAHO, Parma Hospital offers acute and sub-acute inpatient care including a new heart surgery center, oncology and rehab units, and a skilled nursing facility. The wide range of outpatient and community outreach programs includes home health care, hospice, adult day care, screenings and educational programs. More than 450 physicians are on staff representing more than 20 specialties.
About the Infinix-i Series
The Toshiba Infinix-i series is the industry’s only system that is truly field-upgradeable to FPD technology. This capability allows clinicians to take advantage of next-generation technology for superior image quality, while reducing upgrade costs. Toshiba’s Infinix-i series vascular systems include single-plane, bi-plane and dual-plane configurations designed with advanced technologies that deliver fast and accurate diagnostic and interventional exams. For more information about the Infinix-i series of vascular X-ray systems, TAMS and its wide range of medical imaging products, please visit www.medical.toshiba.com.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. 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.