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March 15, 2010


Offers Unprecedented Patient Access and Function, Creating a Best-in-Class Hybrid Suite

ATLANTA, March 15, 2010 – When working on patients in a hybrid setting, it is critical the imaging system provides outstanding image quality, as well as the flexibility to reach ancillary equipment and the patient quickly and easily. Designed to create a best-in-class hybrid suite, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will showcase its InfinixTM VF-i biplane system with two identical 12” x 12” flat panel detectors and the CAT 880B hybrid catheterization table at this year’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting in Atlanta, March 14 – 16, 2010 (Booth # 1944).

The new mid-sized 12” x 12″ flat panel detector expands the versatility of the Infinix-i line, which features a five-axis C-arm positioner and enables unprecedented patient access and coverage. The new mid-sized flat panel detector covers more anatomical area in one view. The ability to see more anatomy in one view reduces C-arm movement or table panning and decreases overall procedure time. The flexible system easily accommodates acquiring all standard views of the heart and is also beneficial when imaging anatomy outside the heart.

Along with the new mid-sized detector, the Infinix-i five-axis systems are now available with the new CAT 880B tilt/cradle hybrid catheterization table. This table is designed to allow greater positioning flexibility and patient access during imaging and surgery. The table functionality with side-to-side cradle and head-to-toe tilt permits clinicians to angle the table in the optimal position to quickly complete procedures. The flexibility and ergonomic design enhance the clinicians’ ability to work around the patient and accommodate views that conventional angiographic tables cannot achieve.

The new hybrid catheterization table features a 550-pound table weight limit, making this table ideal for a range of patients, from pediatric to bariatric. It also allows for angulations of up to 16 degrees in all four directions and offers the lowest tabletop height of any catheterization table in the industry. The 75-cm table height is particularly important for open surgical procedures, as it provides ultimate patient access and physician comfort, regardless of the procedure being performed. With the new table, Toshiba’s Infinix-i five-axis X-ray systems are designed to accommodate endovascular catheter based techniques, open surgical settings or a combined hybrid approach.

“Toshiba is dedicated to improving patient access and flexibility during procedures to enhance the quality of care,” said Robert Micer, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit. “Our Infinix VF-i vascular X-ray system with 12” x 12” flat panel detectors and CAT 880B hybrid catheterization create the ideal hybrid cath lab unmatched in the industry today.”

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 worldwide leader in technology, electronic and electrical products, digital consumer products, electronic devices and components, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875 and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies with 199,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing $73 billion. For more information, visit Toshiba’s web site at