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November 14, 2011
TUSTIN, Calif., Nov. 14, 2011 – Performing cardiac catheterizations through the radial artery is proven to make exams safer for patients while frequently reducing post-procedure hospital stay times. To conduct radial interventions from both the right and left side, Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, Wash., installed three InfinixTM-i vascular X-ray systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. The Infinix-i’s virtually unlimited positioning options and freely floating monitors simplify intervention, allowing Dr. Satyavardhan Pulukurthy, interventional cardiologist, Harrison Medical Center, to use radial access for nearly 100 percent of his cases.
“The radial approach revolutionized our practice, as it reduces complications and improves patient recovery time,” said Dr. Pulukurthy. “The C-arms of Toshiba’s Infinix-i systems easily move in any direction, creating optimal imaging angles and putting clinicians in the ideal position for radial interventions on either side.”
Harrison Medical Center uses three different Infinix-i systems, including Toshiba’s Infinix DP-i dual plane system. Designed to perform both cardiac and vascular procedures in one room, Infinix DP-i features dual C-arms – one with an 8″ x 8″ flat panel detector for cardiac and one with a 12″ x 16″ flat panel detector for peripheral – enabling Harrison Medical Center to perform any type of intervention with one system without moving patients between rooms.
“The Infinix-i is today’s most efficient cath lab, relating to all aspects of cardiac care and working with clinicians to improve patient diagnosis and treatment,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “Harrison Medical Center’s radial approach to interventions is a perfect example of how Toshiba’s vascular X-ray systems are designed for today’s healthcare environment, making exams easier and safer for patients and less costly for the facility.”
Founded in 1918, Harrison has evolved from a small community hospital into the region’s busiest medical center. Our not-for-profit organization cares for patients from Kitsap, North Mason, Clallam and Jefferson counties, with locations in Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard, Belfair and Poulsbo. Harrison boasts an impressive range of specialties, services and programs, provided by a staff of 2,300 and a medical staff of 415. Approximately 90 percent of our physicians are board-certified, a figure that ranks well above the national average.
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).