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September 23, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23, 2009 – To improve the ability of physicians to provide superior patient care during interventional procedures, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has introduced its Next Generation CV-3D™ workstation and software package available on the Infinix™-i X-ray product line. Next Generation CV-3D is an integrated reconstruction workstation and software, designed to take a 2D X-ray image and reconstruct a new, more detailed 3D image in a matter of seconds. Toshiba will showcase Next Generation CV-3D at this year’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting in San Francisco, Sept. 21 – Sept. 25, 2009 (Booth # 705).
The new image provides a 3D reconstructed view of the same vessel under study, allowing physicians to determine the best treatment plan. CV-3D visualization assists physicians in selecting the most appropriate stent, potentially reducing the need for additional invasive devices. Some of the latest enhancements optimize stent selection and positioning by automatically including markers in the view and providing a clear view of the stent in relationship to the vessel wall, which validates proper stent deployment. Clinicians also can increase workflow by utilizing the Infinix-i tableside controls to display the preferred CV-3D image in the examination room.
“This new workstation and software have the ability to improve patient safety and lower health care costs by eliminating additional invasive procedures and leading to more precise treatment plans,” said Robert Micer, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, 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 www.medical.toshiba.com.