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December 1, 2008


New Digital Options Streamline Workflow Through Intuitive Interface and New Detector Panel

CHICAGO — December 1, 2008 — To help improve workflow and usability during diagnostic and interventional procedures, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will showcase new digital upgrades for the Infinix™ VF-i/BP Vascular X-ray system at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 30 – Dec. 5 (Booth #3429, South Hall). The digital upgrades include an improved user interface, processor upgrade to the new Dual Xeon Server PC and a mid-size, high-resolution 12″ x 12″ detector panel (works-in-progress).

“Our new digital upgrades for the Infinix VF-i/BP will help customers streamline workflow and improve patient outcomes, without compromising image quality or the unparalleled patient access they expect from Infinix,” explained Robert Micer, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “Our improved user interface will make it easier for physicians to view tableside images, while the mid-size 12″ x 12″ detector panel offers more coverage without limiting patient access.”

New User Interface

The user interface improvement available on the Infinix VF-i/BP offers a more intuitive, user-friendly layout, making it easier for physicians to view images tableside during procedures. The layout’s clean, streamlined design includes larger icons and tabs, which are clearly displayed for easy identification and access. The interface is also specially designed to accommodate the images captured by the new mid-size detector panel.

New Mid-size 12″ x 12″ Detector Panel

The mid-size, high-resolution 12″ x 12″ panel is available as an option on the Infinix VF-i/BP and provides uniform, distortion-free images. Using the mid-size detector panel, physicians can capture images of large anatomical regions, such as the brain, with optimal coverage while still allowing for steep, compound biplane projections. Additionally, the 12″ x 12″ detector housing is very low profile and still provides exceptional patient access during procedures.

Developed based on the popular Infinix-i series platform, the Infinix VF-i/BP is a floor-mounted frontal/ceiling-mounted lateral biplane system featuring multi-axis positioners with unique movement capabilities. These features allow physicians to complete procedures quickly and comfortably, reducing procedure times and improving overall departmental workflow.

The new digital system upgrades for the Infinix VF-i/BP will be available in Spring 2009. The 12″ x 12″ detector will also be an available detector size on the Infinix VF-i/SP system.

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, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. Toshiba has approximately 198,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $77 billion. For more information, visit

Infinix is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.