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October 28, 2013

Rush University Medical Center and Piedmont Heart Institute Show How Toshiba’s Cardiovascular X-ray Systems Improve Patient Care

Live Cases Performed Using Toshiba’s Infinix-i at TCT

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28, 2013 – Physicians can produce more complete images while improving both patient and clinician safety with the InfinixTM-i cardiovascular X-ray systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. To demonstrate these capabilities, the system will be used in two live cases at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual conference, October 27 – November 1, 2013, in San Francisco.

Two leading facilities will feature Toshiba’s systems during their live cases:

  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
  • Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta

“Cardiovascular interventional procedures require a system that is intuitive and provides the highest quality images without sacrificing patient or clinician safety,” said David Sloop, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “Toshiba’s latest dose management features allow clinicians real-time dose optimization and superb image quality during interventions, while the multi-axis C-arm design provides unprecedented patient access for simpler procedures.”

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