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March 29, 2017

Gates Vascular Institute Performs 500th TAVR Procedure with Toshiba Medical’s Infinix-i

The Infinix-i Interventional X-ray Used to Perform Heart Procedure on 103-Year-Old Patient

Using the superior imaging, flexible design and dose management capabilities of Toshiba Medical’s Infinix-i Biplane, the Gates Vascular Institute performed its 500th successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure.

TUSTIN, Calif., March 29, 2017 – A Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) patient was able to celebrate her 103rd birthday after a successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure using Toshiba Medical’s InfinixTM-i interventional X-ray system. GVI is a leader in TAVR and has recently performed its 500th procedure. Diagnostic imaging technology plays a critical role in TAVR, and the Infinix-i Biplane with Vital TAVR planning gives healthcare providers the flexibility and versatility needed for these innovative procedures, while the AquilionTM ONE CT delivers excellent visualization during planning.

“To complete a successful TAVR procedure, a provider needs to image three things clearly—the valve, coronary arteries and the peripheral access—and Toshiba Medical’s Infinix-i can do all of it with significantly less dose to the patient and staff,” said Dr. Vijay S. Iyer, Ph.D., FACC, FSCAI, medical director of Cardiology at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute and associate professor of Medicine at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. “The image quality on the Infinix-i is superior to other systems on the market. Additionally, the dose reduction tools, like Spot Fluoroscopy, allow us to perform TAVR on elderly patients.”

The Infinix-i Biplane interventional X-ray system offers the versatility needed for innovative procedures and dose management optimizing tools for all exams. The system’s high-resolution images and flexible design enable physicians to streamline valve replacement procedures, as they can obtain a wide range of imaging angles without repositioning the patient. The combination of the Infinix-i system design and mechanics with advanced visualization techniques creates an ideal lab for physicians to perform TAVR procedures.

“The Toshiba Aquilion ONE CT plays a critical role in TAVR planning,” added Dr. Iyer. “The ability to get excellent high resolution images in a single breath hold with small volume of contrast has been very helpful.”

Toshiba Medical’s AquilionTM ONE CT offers the visualization needed during TAVR planning. To help physicians improve their workflow and enable efficient TAVR planning, the Aquilion ONE features wide detector Volumetric Cardiac capabilities and Toshiba Medical’s Adaptive Diagnostics technology like the Variable Helical Pitch (vHP), which automatically changes from an ECG-gated to a non-ECG-gated acquisition during a single helical scan.

“A patient’s quality of life and health is at the center of everything we do at Toshiba and we are committed to developing innovative technology that allows our customers to deliver safe, comfortable and accurate exams,” said Bill Newsom, director, Interventional X-ray Business Unit, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. “From planning to execution, the Infinix-i Biplane system gives physicians the image detail and system flexibility required for planning and performing TAVR procedures, enabling physicians to perform and bring less invasive, efficient and cost-effective treatments to their patients.”

Gates Vascular Institute

The Gates Vascular Institute, a Kaleida Health facility, is a combination of the finest researchers, surgeons, physicians, and other clinicians devoted to the study, treatment and prevention of cardiac, stroke and vascular diseases. Designed to promote a collaborative environment, the Gates Vascular Institute brings the brightest medical minds together on behalf of the patients of Western New York.

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

Toshiba America Medical Systems, a Canon Group company headquartered in Tustin, Calif., markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and interventional X-ray equipment. For more information, visit Toshiba Medical’s website at

About Toshiba Medical

Toshiba Medical offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including Ultrasound, CT, X-Ray, and MR, across the globe. As of December 2016, Toshiba Medical became a member of the Canon Group. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide so that together our industry-leading solutions deliver an enriched quality of life.