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June 6, 2012


Infinix DP-i and VF-i Used in Four Interventional Live Cases at New Cardiovascular Horizons Conference

NEW ORLEANS, June 6, 2012 – Enabling physicians to transition between cardiac and peripheral work seamlessly during a single procedure, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s InfinixTM-i vascular X-ray systems facilitate better physician workflow and support improved patient care. New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH), a leading peripheral intervention conference focused on peripheral artery disease with a special emphasis on critical limb ischemia, will feature four live cases using Toshiba’s Infinix-i vascular X-ray systems.

The live cases using the Infinix-i systems to treat critical limb ischemia will take place on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Two live cases will be performed by Dr. Frank Bunch at Springhill Medical Center, Mobile, Ala., using Toshiba’s Infinix DP-i (dual plane) system, while two more will be performed by Dr. Oscar R. Rosales at Memorial Hermann, Houston, Texas, using the Infinix VF-i single plane system.

“Acting as extensions of the physician’s eyes and hands, the Infinix DP-i and VF-i single plane are two versatile systems that allow for both cardiovascular and peripheral procedures to be performed in a shared cath lab,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “Giving physicians access to the patient from either side of the table leads to faster, more precise evaluation and treatment of limb ischemia for improved patient outcomes.”

The live cases, focused on salvaging critical limbs, will showcase the systems’ ability to meet the needs of physicians during peripheral intervention. Toshiba’s Infinix-i systems feature an industry-leading five-axis positioner, allowing for unrestricted patient access to facilitate advanced, complex procedures with ease. When combined with Toshiba’s proprietary Next Generation Advanced Image Processing (AIP), Infinix-i provides improved visualization, helping clinicians more quickly and accurately diagnose and treat patients.

About Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading-edge technology and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and 19,000 employees, serves southeast Texas and the greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann’s 11 hospitals include three hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, including a Level 1 trauma center, a hospital for children and a rehabilitation hospital, as well as three heart & vascular institute locations and eight suburban hospitals. The system also operates an air ambulance; cancer, imaging and surgery centers; sports medicine and rehabilitation centers; outpatient laboratories; a Wellness Center; a chemical-dependency treatment center; a home health agency; a retirement community; and a nursing home. To learn more, visit or call 713-222-CARE.

About Springhill Medical Center

Springhill Medical Center is a 252-bed acute care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission. Since 1975, Springhill has grown and expanded its services in the southwest Alabama market while maintaining more nurses to each patient for a personal approach. The medical center provides full surgical capabilities including open-heart and robotic surgery, as well as complete diagnostic capabilities. Today, SMC includes the hospital, a unique and comprehensive heart center, senior residence, sleep center, cancer center, athletic club, orthopaedic surgery center, wound care and hyperbaric center, and an emergency department staffed by all board-certified emergency medicine physicians.

 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 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion).