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October 21, 2013

GVI Conducts Safer Exams Using Toshiba’s Cardiovascular X-ray Technologies

Infinix-i Cardiovascular System, Dose Management Technologies Showcased at TCT

TUSTIN, Calif., Oct. 21, 2013 – Gates Vascular Institute is now able to conduct safer exams using Spot Fluoroscopy, a cardiovascular X-ray dose management technology from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. GVI utilizes Spot Fluoroscopy with its InfinixTM-i bi-plane to reduce radiation exposure to both patients and physicians.

“Patients and clinicians are exposed to less radiation, as Spot Fluoroscopy enables our team to focus on the region of interest without radiating the entire area,” said Vijay Iyer, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, medical director of cardiology at Kaleida Health and assistant professor of medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (UB). “This is beneficial especially in coronary artery, peripheral, electrophysiology and neurological exams, where the field of interest is narrow, but seeing outside this area helps with procedure efficiency.”

Spot Fluoroscopy offers a more complete picture while improving safety during interventional procedures. It enhances imaging and manages radiation exposure by providing a live “spot” (customizable field-of-view) of fluoroscopy overlaid onto the Last Image Hold (LIH) display on the exam room monitor.

“Toshiba’s collaborations with leading healthcare institutions like GVI allow physicians to use the most advanced technology to provide patients with safer, more effective exams,” said David Sloop, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba.

Toshiba will showcase the InfinixTM-i with Spot Fluoroscopy at this year’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, Oct. 27 –Nov. 3 in San Francisco.

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. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation’s website at

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 210,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61.7 billion). Visit Toshiba’s website at