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March 24, 2012


Industry Leaders Using Infinix-i Systems Present Advanced Treatment Options and Improved Patient Outcomes at ACC Annual Industry Expert Theater

CHICAGO, March 24, 2012 – The design of Toshiba’s Infinixi-i cardiovascular X-ray system improves patient access in the cath lab during transradial and transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) intervention, resulting in better patient care and outcomes. At this year’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting in Chicago, March 24 – 27, 2012, industry leaders will present on behalf of Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. in the educational session “Emerging Procedures Today, Future Standard of Care.” The session will take place on Sunday, March 25, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, as part of the Industry Expert Theater. Topics and speakers include the following:

TAVR: Starting a Program and Beyond, Dr. Richard Smalling—director of Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine, Memorial Hermann; Houston, Texas

Transradial Procedures: Fast Track to the Default Access, Dr. J. Chris McClish—interventional cardiologist, Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital; San Angelo, Texas

Procedures Outside the Heart: The Optimal Cath Lab, Stephen Ramee, MD—interventional cardiologist, Ochsner Clinic Interventional Cardiology; New Orleans, La.

Toshiba’s Infinix VF-i bi-plane can enhance transradial and TAVR procedures. System features include Variable Dose Mode, Virtual Collimation, Electronic Zoom and extensive pulse fluoro frame rate selections, placing comprehensive dose-management features at tableside. When combined with Toshiba’s proprietary Next Generation Advanced Image Processing (AIP), the system provides enhanced visualization of small vessels and intricate devices.

“The hovercraft-like movement of the Infinix VF-i bi-plane system’s C-arm, with unprecedented patient access and a wider field-of-view, maximizes efficiency when performing complicated procedures,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “These educational sessions are testaments to our ability to find solutions that advance patient care and improve outcomes in the cath lab.”

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

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

About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

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.

About 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).