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April 16, 2012


Infinix-i Bi-Plane System to Be Used During Live Clinical Cases at PICS-AICS

CHICAGO, April 16, 2012 — Performing pediatric cardiovascular interventions requires imaging equipment specifically designed for the setting. With superior access to both patient and equipment, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s Infinix™-i bi-plane cardiovascular X-ray system will be used during two live pediatric cases at the Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS-AICS), April 15–18, 2012, in Chicago.

The live cases will be performed on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, by leading interventional cardiologists:

  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago — Ziyad M. Hijazi, M.D., and Zahid Amin, M.D.
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio — John P. Cheatham, M.D.

Toshiba’s Infinix-i systems feature an industry-leading five-axis positioner, allowing for unrestricted patient access to facilitate advanced, complex procedures with ease. Infinix-i’s design, system mechanics and tableside dose reduction features all contribute to faster exam times and safer procedures.

“During pediatric interventions, the Infinix-i moves like a hovercraft, with C-arm movement that enables physicians to obtain difficult-to-reach imaging angles for more efficient diagnoses and treatment,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “The PICS-AICS live cases provide real-life clinical examples of how Toshiba’s technology improves patient care 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).