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January 18, 2013


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

MIAMI, Jan. 18, 2013 – Performing cardiovascular interventions involving pediatric patients requires imaging systems that give clinicians greater visibility and access. Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s Infinix™-i bi-plane cardiovascular X-ray system will be used during three live pediatric cases at the Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS-AICS), Jan. 19–22, 2013, in Miami.

The live cases will be performed on Monday, January 21, 2013, by leading medical centers and interventional cardiologists:

  • Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando – David Nykanen, M.D.
  • Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami – Darren Berman, M.D.
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Miss. Makram Ebeid, M.D.

“Pediatric imaging is complex and requires a system that works with the physician to obtain difficult-to-reach imaging angles,” said Allan Berthe, senior manager, Market Development, XRVL Business Unit, Toshiba. “The Infinix-i’s C-arm, with WorkRite technology and the Access Halo, enables unprecedented patient access in the cath lab for more efficient diagnoses and safer pediatric procedures.”

Additionally, the following clinicians utilizing Toshiba systems will deliver presentations during the symposium:

  • John Cheatham, M.D., director, Cardiac Catheterization & Interventional Therapy, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will present on “New innovative equipment design to advance imaging and reduce radiation exposure and effective use of 3DRA in a cardiac O. R. with conventional surgical table” on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 7:35 to 7:55 p.m.
  • Evan Zahn, M.D., director of the Congenital Heart Program, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, will present on “New Insights Learned From 3D Rotational Angiography…Is it worth it?” on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 8:35 to 8:55 p.m. 
  • Michael de Moor, M.D., chief, Pediatric Cardiology; director, Pediatric Cardiac Catheterizations and Interventions, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center will present on “The Future of Radiation Protection” on Monday, Jan. 21 from 2:45 to 3:00 p.m.

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment, 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 world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba’s website at