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March 24, 2012


New Software Enables High-Speed 3D Reconstruction and Helps Lower Radiation Dose

SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2012 – Committed to developing technology to make vascular procedures faster, easier and safer, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. introduces new software for its InfinixTM-i vascular X-ray systems, enabling high-speed 3D reconstruction and low-contrast imaging. Toshiba will showcase the Infinix-i vascular X-ray product line at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) annual meeting, March 24 – 29, 2012 in San Francisco (Booth #1328).

The fast 3D image reconstruction speed is a valuable capability for interventionalists performing critical procedures, especially in the event of a complication. For example, if a bleed occurs during cerebral intervention, the fast 3D reconstruction enables clinicians to document the complication and display the anatomy to determine the next steps for treatment faster than before. When time is of the essence, the ability to quickly and accurately make a decision with greater confidence is critical.

Toshiba’s Infinix-i further enables high efficiency and productivity with hovercraft-like movement, resulting in unrestricted patient access from head to toe and fingertip to fingertip to facilitate advanced, complex procedures with ease.

“This new software is another example of Toshiba’s ability to place interventional radiologists at the forefront of patient safety with the tools needed to accurately and quickly diagnose patients,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “Additionally, patient safety is enhanced with expanded fluoroscopy features that lower overall radiation dose.”

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).