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July 25, 2011
BOSTON, July 25, 2011 – Vascular interventions performed in pediatrics require imaging equipment specially designed for this setting. During the Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS-AICS), July 24–27, 2011 in Boston, three leading pediatric cardiac hospitals will perform live cases with Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s InfinixTM CF-i bi-plane cardiovascular systems. These live clinical cases will showcase the unique ability of the Infinix CF-i bi-plane to offer physicians superior access to the patient and ancillary equipment to create an optimal clinical environment for interventions, resulting in more efficient exams and improved patient outcomes. Additionally, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center will also utilize the Aplio ArtidaTM ultrasound in conjunction with the Infinix-i system during its live case. The Artida, Toshiba’s flagship cardiac system, will be used to showcase unique 3D technologies, along with the enhanced image quality of the new adult motor-driven TEE transducer, to help in the monitoring and placement of devices in an interventional setting.
The live cases will all be performed on July 27, 2011 and will feature the following hospitals and physicians:
• Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami – Evan Zahn, M.D.
• St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis – David Balzer, M.D.
• Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Boston – Michael de Moor, M.D. and Ziyad M. Hijazi, M.D.
Infinix CF-i bi-plane systems feature the industry-leading five-axis positioner, allowing for superior patient access, an extremely important feature for pediatric procedures. The freely moving components and ergonomically friendly design enable physicians to obtain numerous image angulations for interventional procedures without repositioning the patient.
“The flexibility and system design of the Infinix CF-i permit the imaging equipment to be positioned in a number of ways, providing easier access to the patient and a more streamlined exam,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “These capabilities will be shown by some of the premier pediatric interventionalists in the country, offering attendees of the symposium real-life clinical examples of how Toshiba partners with healthcare facilities to improve patient care in the cath lab.”
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.
Toshiba is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning digital products, such as LCD TVs, notebook PCs and hard disc drives; electronic devices and components, such as semiconductors; social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion).