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November 24, 2010


Easy-to-Use Software Available on the Infinix-i Product Line Provides Clinicians with Greater Confidence During Procedures

TUSTIN, Calif., Nov. 24, 2010 – During complex interventional procedures, it is challenging to accurately navigate and interpret the vascular anatomy for precise device deployment. To aid physicians during such interventions, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., has introduced Volume Navigation 3D roadmapping for the InfinixTM-i vascular X-ray product line, providing greater confidence during difficult interventional procedures.

Toshiba’s real-time Volume Navigation 3D roadmap displays the deployment of coils during intervention on a cerebral aneurysm with exceptional clarity and precision. Volume Navigation links the movements of the system components with the fusion 3D and fluoroscopic display, so despite changes in even table and C-arm position, the 3D overlay is automatically aligned with the fluoroscopic image with high accuracy. In addition, Volume Navigation provides 2D and 3D roadmap display modes and allows physicians to fine-tune images with manual controls for device enhancement, further assisting physicians when making difficult decisions during advanced procedures. Volume Navigation is particularly helpful for procedures on intricate vascular regions, such as the brain, uterus and abdominals.

“Volume Navigation provides physicians greater confidence when deciphering and navigating complex vascular structures, enabling them to perform complicated interventions more quickly and accurately,” explained Doug Ryan, vice president, Marketing and Strategic Development, Toshiba. “Volume Navigation is another example of Toshiba’s commitment to developing industry-leading technology that improves diagnostic confidence, workflow and patient outcomes.”

Volume Navigation takes 3D roadmapping to the next level with two display modes and three manual adjustments to optimize the image at any stage of the procedure. These features provide the tools physicians require to navigate complex anatomy with greater precision and control. Some of the tools include simultaneous 2D roadmap and 3D roadmap displays on separate monitors, enhanced visualization of wires and other interventional devices, and better visualization of complex AVM shunt vessels.

Volume Navigation is 510k cleared and available as an option on all Toshiba Infinix-i 5-axis vascular X-ray systems. It will be showcased at Toshiba’s booth at this year’s RSNA annual meeting (Booth #3435, South Hall).

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 742 companies with more than 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing $68 billion. For more information, visit Toshiba’s website at