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January 28, 2013
Infinix-i Enables Faster, Safer Procedures
TUSTIN, Calif.,Jan. 28, 2013– Enabling physicians to perform more accurate and safer cardiac exams for pediatric patients, Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, installed Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s InfinixTM CF-i bi-plane vascular X-ray system. Rady Children’s will use the Infinix-i system for treatment planning and interventional cardiac procedures, including balloon dilation, stents, valves and cardiac device implantations.
“Toshiba Infinix-i’s fast 3D image reconstruction speed is beneficial for pediatric interventions, especially when viewing the pulmonary artery during cardiac procedures,” said Dr. John Moore, Director, Pediatric Cardiology, Rady Children’s Hospital. “Additionally, exams are much faster due to the system’s flexible design and unrestricted access, resulting in less anesthesia administered.”
Toshiba’s Infinix-i system features an industry-leading five-axis positioner and the Access Halo, allowing for unrestricted head-end 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.
“During pediatric interventions, the Infinix-i’s hovercraft-like C-arm guides physicians into the most complex imaging angle without repositioning the patient,” said Allan Berthe, senior manager, Market Development, XRVL Business Unit, Toshiba. “Infinix-i’s design, system mechanics and tableside dose reduction features allow the physician to see, move and work better.”
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 www.medical.toshiba.com.
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.
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 www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.