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July 22, 2013
RaySafe i2 Now Available on Toshiba Infinix-i Systems
TUSTIN, Calif., July 22, 2013 – To improve clinical staff safety during interventional procedures and help monitor radiation dose, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has partnered with Unfors RaySafe, Inc. to offer a new dose monitoring and management tool for Infinix™-i cardiovascular X-ray systems. The Unfors RaySafe i2 displays real-time dose exposure information, helping to make exams safer for all clinical staff.
“Real-time display and analysis of individual staff radiation dose is critical to maintaining a safe work environment,” said Bart Leclou, vice president, Business Area, Unfors RaySafe. “Our partnership with Toshiba will provide their customers with an easy-to-use integrated dose monitoring tool to help clinical staff instantaneously reduce unnecessary radiation exposure.”
With RaySafe i2, each staff member is assigned a digital, real-time dosimeter, which is wirelessly connected to an in-room-mounted screen displaying radiation exposure. The RaySafe i2 system not only helps staff view radiation exposure level during procedures, it also archives dose exposure history for future analysis.
“Clinical staff safety is a top priority for Toshiba, and making the RaySafe i2 technology available on Infinix-i systems further expands our comprehensive set of dose management tools,” said David Sloop, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “With increasingly complex interventional procedures, the ability to accurately monitor radiation exposure in real time will enable hospitals to identify protocols and educate clinical staff members on ways to make procedures safer.”
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 210,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61.7 billion). Visit Toshiba’s website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
About Unfors RaySafe, Inc.
Unfors RaySafe, Inc is a subsidiary of the Swedish technology company Unfors RaySafe AB, the leading supplier of solutions to measure, monitor and manage radiation dose for equipment, staff and patients. Our solutions combine advanced technology, ease-of-use and comprehensive data output. Unfors RaySafe also provides extensive customer service and calibration services through our state-of-the-art lab facilities in the US and Sweden. The company’s headquarters are in Billdal, Sweden, where Unfors RaySafe was founded in 1994. The global market is addressed by subsidiaries in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Singapore, India, Japan and China and a strong sales network. The company has been certified to the ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO IEC 17025 and ISO 9001 quality management standards. For more information, please visit www.raysafe.com, or contact the company at: firstname.lastname@example.org.