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November 30, 2010


Toshiba X-Ray System Offers Unprecedented Patient Access and Coverage

CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2010 – When imaging patients in the cath lab, it is critical that the vascular X-ray system provides clinicians unprecedented access without restricting image angles. Designed to increase flexibility and diagnostic capabilities, especially in neuro and pediatric imaging, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will showcase the InfinixTM VF-i bi-plane vascular X-ray system with dual 12” x 12” mid-sized flat panel detectors at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 28 – Dec. 3, 2010 (Booth #3435, South Hall).

The dual 12” x 12” mid-sized flat panel detectors provide clinicians with the ability to obtain critical variations in angle combinations while providing better coverage during bi-plane neuro and vascular procedures on a broad range of patients, including pediatric. The wider field of view offered by the 12” x 12” flat panel detectors is ideal for cerebral examinations, full body imaging and device implantation. The mid-sized design provides twice the anatomical coverage in a single view than smaller flat panel detectors.

The exceptional flexibility of the VF-i bi-plane system offers unprecedented patient access with a floor-mounted C-arm five-axis positioner, allowing for head-to-toe and fingertip-to-fingertip coverage. The freely moving components, ergonomically friendly design and five-axis positioner enable clinicians to obtain optimal angles for diagnosis and interventional procedures without repositioning the patient.

“The unique design of the Infinix VF-i bi-plane with mid-sized flat panel detectors makes it the optimal system for neuro and pediatric imaging,” said Doug Ryan, vice president, Marketing and Strategic Development, Toshiba. “This system is an example of Toshiba’s commitment to designing innovative technology to help clinicians accurately diagnose and treat patients while also improving workflow and collaboration during procedures through better patient access.”

The Infinix-i digital processor is newly updated with an improved GUI and operating system software. This processor upgrade also provides Toshiba’s Volume Navigation, a new 3D roadmapping technique currently available on all configurations of the multi-axis positioner, and soon to be released for all Infinix-i configurations. Also available on the Infinix-i series systems, Toshiba’s Next Generation AIP (Advanced Image Processing) improves clinicians’ diagnostic confidence by increasing accuracy and visualization during interventional procedures, by providing clearer, sharper images and enhanced system utilization, all of which are important features for today’s cath lab. Providing images with more detail during fluoroscopic intervention enhances device guidance and deployment creating safer, faster exams for the patient and clinical team.

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