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June 4, 2013
Combination of Infinix DP-i with Hybrid Table Creates More Versatile Hybrid Labs
NEW ORLEANS, June 4, 2013 – In hybrid operating rooms (ORs), hospitals require a flexible cardiovascular X-ray system and table to allow both surgical and interventional procedures to be performed. Creating an ideal combination, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s InfinixTM DP-i X-ray system is now compatible with its CAT-880B hybrid table for hybrid and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures. Toshiba will showcase the new combination at this year’s New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) annual conference (Booth #101), June 5-7, 2013, in New Orleans.
The Infinix DP-i provides no-compromise coverage and imaging of coronary and peripheral anatomy, which is extremely valuable for hospitals striving to optimize patient management and care. The system features two independent C-arms – an 8″ x 8″ flat panel detector ideal for cardiac and a 12″ x 16″ flat panel detector ideal for peripheral imaging – allowing clinicians to use the most appropriate detector. Expanding room utilization, the CAT-880B table is designed to assist clinicians during imaging or surgery. The side-to-side cradle and head-to-toe tilt permit greater positioning flexibility and patient access. The CAT-880B table is available for all Infinix-i system configurations.
“The ergonomic design of the CAT-880B table enhances the clinician’s ability to work around the patient and accommodates views that conventional angiographic tables cannot,” said Shuzo Yamamoto, senior vice president, Toshiba. “The Infinix DP-i provides improved visualization, enhanced clinician comfort and unprecedented patient access, helping clinicians more quickly and accurately diagnose and treat patients. The compatibility of the two allows hospitals to create an ideal hybrid room.”
Toshiba’s Infinix-i cardiovascular X-ray systems will also be used during four live cases at NCVH on June 6 during the Critical Limb Ischemia Summit:
About Memorial Hermann Health 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 more than 20,000 employees, serves to advance health in Southeast Texas and the Greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann’s 12 hospitals include three hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, including the Texas Trauma Institute – a level I trauma center which houses the Life Flight® air ambulance – a hospital for children and a rehabilitation hospital, eight suburban hospitals, and a second rehabilitation hospital in Katy. The system also operates three Heart & Vascular Institutes, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, two Ironman Sports Medicine Institute locations, cancer centers, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, outpatient laboratories, a chemical dependency treatment center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home. As an Accountable Care Organization, the system also offers employers health solutions and health benefit plans through its wholly owned MHealth, Inc. and MHealth Insurance Company.
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 transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and atrial fibrillation ablation. 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 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. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation’s website at www.toshibamedicalsystems.com.
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.