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November 25, 2007


X-ray System Provides Unprecedented Patient Access and Anatomical Coverage

CHICAGO — November 25, 2007 — Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., a leader in diagnostic and medical imaging, will showcase its biplane X-ray system, the Infinix™

VF-i/BP at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting held in Chicago, Nov. 25–30 (Booth # 7130).

“The new Infinix system is set up to allow 180-degree head-end patient access,” said Robert Micer, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “The Infinix’s multi-axis floor-mounted C-arm and suspended omega-arm allows head-to-toe and fingertip-to-fingertip coverage without having to pan or pivot the table. This allows physicians to move the system around the patient, instead of moving the patient around the system.”

The Infinix VF-i/BP provides superior patient anatomical coverage through its multi-axis floor C-arm and suspended omega-arm, featuring variable iso-center that simplifies biplane positioning and isocentering. The increased patient access allows several staff members, as well as anesthesiologists, to easily and simultaneously access the patient. Vascular and neuro X-ray procedures particularly benefit from this, as the physician often must remain by the patient’s side.

The Infinix VF-i/BP also offers high-resolution imaging through two flat panel detectors — a 12″x16″ FPD on the multi-axis C-arm and an 8″x8” FPD on the ceiling suspended omega-arm. All of these features allow maximum flexibility needed for complex vascular and neuro interventional procedures with high-resolution imaging at the lowest dose.

The Infinix VF-i/BP also includes configuration flexibility, liquid-metal bearing X-ray tube and an innovative table design that allows a variety of patients to be imaged.

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 Corp., an independent group company of Toshiba Corp., is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, Cath & EP Labs, X-ray, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. Toshiba has approximately 191,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $60 billion. For more information, visit