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December 8, 2010
TUSTIN, Calif., Dec. 8, 2010 – To advance its ability to provide patients with the highest quality of care and increase the collaboration between pediatric surgical and interventional doctors, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota recently installed Toshiba America Medical System’s InfinixTM CC-i cardiac imaging system and the MAQUET OR table to form its new hybrid operating room (OR) suite. Combining the Infinix CC-i’s unmatched image quality and range of movement with the versatility of the MAQUET OR table creates the ideal hybrid OR lab where both surgeons and interventionalists have optimal access to patients. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota will use its new hybrid OR suite for a range of complex interventional and open surgical procedures.
As one of the premier hybrid cardiovascular operating room suites for pediatrics in the country, the attributes of the Infinix CC-i system enable Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to perform hybrid procedures in a pediatric setting. The system’s design allows both interventionalists and surgeons to work in collaboration and provides unprecedented patient access, a critical capability in hybrid exams. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is using its new hybrid lab for everything from angiograms to complex hypoplastic heart procedures.
“The key to hybrid procedures in the OR is a multi-functional system that can serve as an operating room, hybrid suite and true functional catheterization lab,” said Dr. Frank Moga, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. “The Toshiba Infinix CC-i cardiac imaging system is advancing the cooperative relationship between vascular surgeons and interventionalists. Patient outcomes are improving as a result of the collaboration and the seamless processes the system creates.”
Toshiba has partnered with surgical table manufacturer MAQUET to provide hospitals with more versatility and a smooth transition from endovascular imaging to surgical intervention on a single system. The MAQUET OR table provides interchangeable tabletops, optimizing asset utilization of these specialized OR suites when combined with Toshiba’s Infinix CC-i or VC-i systems.
The Infinix CC-i is a ceiling-mounted, triple-axis system most notably recognized for its ability to achieve quick and accurate interventional examinations with an unrestricted range and smoothness of movement. Its isocentric rotation function covers a range of 270 degrees, allowing the patient table to be approached from any angle, an extremely important feature for hybrid procedures. With unmatched abilities, the Infinix CC-i can be utilized to help guide catheters, effectively place devices or perform less-invasive repairs, resulting in shorter procedure times with better overall outcomes.
“In hybrid ORs, everything from stent implementation and post-procedure angiograms to open heart surgery can be performed in the same setting,” said Doug Ryan, vice president, Marketing and Strategic Development, Toshiba. “Toshiba’s Infinix-i imaging systems and MAQUET’s OR table provide the ultimate flexibility for clinicians to quickly and easily access both the patient and ancillary equipment.”
Additionally, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota installed Toshiba’s Infinix VF-i bi-plane with two 12” x 12” flat panel detectors to perform traditional pediatric cardiac diagnostic and interventional procedures. The Infinix VF-i bi-plane, with two mid-size flat panel detectors, is designed to increase the flexibility and diagnostic capabilities in bi-plane vascular X-ray imaging. This flat panel detector combination provides clinicians with numerous variations of angle combinations and anatomical coverage to create the optimal universal bi-plane vascular X-ray system for a wide variety of single-plane and bi-plane clinical applications.
Serving as Minnesota’s children’s hospital since 1924, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has 332 staffed beds at its two hospitals in St. Paul and Minneapolis. An independent, not-for-profit healthcare system, Children’s of Minnesota provides care through more than 14,000 inpatient visits and more than 200,000 emergency room and other outpatient visits every year. Children’s is the only Minnesota hospital system to provide comprehensive care exclusively to children. For more information, visit www.childrensmn.org.
MAQUET provides innovative medical solutions from three Divisions: Cardiovascular with products for cardiac assist (intra-aortic balloon counter pulsation therapy), coronary artery bypass surgery, heart valve repair, aneurysm and vascular repair, peripheral interventions, and extracorporeal circulation; Critical Care for intensive care ventilators and Surgical Workplaces for OR tables, lights and ceiling service units, prefabricated OR and ICU suites.
The MAQUET Group is the global market leader for Medical Systems, focusing on the Operating Room (OR), Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (CCL) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The integrated products of MAQUET are specially designed to deliver optimal clinical treatment and therapeutic applications within acute care hospitals.
MAQUET is a subsidiary of the publicly-listed Swedish GETINGE GROUP, a company with over 2 billion Euros in revenues (2008 fiscal year) and 12,800 employees worldwide. MAQUET – The Gold Standard.
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 www.medical.toshiba.com.