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July 26, 2018

Slidell Memorial Hospital Installs Canon Medical’s Infinix-i Dual Plane to Support Advanced Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Interventional Procedures

Innovative Angiography System Delivers Industry-Leading Dose Management Tools as a Part of Slidell’s New Patient-Focused Cath Lab

Members of the Slidell Memorial Hospital community celebrate the installation of the Infinix-i Dual Plane systems during a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 16, 2018.

TUSTIN, Calif., July 26, 2018 – Clinicians at Slidell Memorial Hospital in Slidell, Louisiana now have access to advanced diagnostic imaging to help them maximize flexibility, minimize exposure and optimize image quality during interventional procedures thanks to the recent installation of Canon Medical’s InfinixTM-i Dual-Plane system. Slidell Memorial Hospital is using the Infinix-i Dual-Plane for a variety of procedures, including coronary and peripheral vascular interventional procedures, like lower extremity angiograms.

The Infinix-i Dual-Plane offers unmatched versatility for performing cardiac and vascular procedures in the same room. The system also delivers high-quality imaging and includes two different panel options—an 8×8 cardiac panel and a 12×16 peripheral panel—so that physicians can achieve the angles they need for the images they want. Exclusive, advanced software applications enable clinicians to maximize system capabilities for performing a wide range of procedures with confidence and precision.

“The Infinix-i Dual-Plane system enable our shared lab to perform peripheral and cardiac procedures in the same room without compromising quality,” said Dr. Vasanth Bethala, medical director and chairman of cardiology, Slidell Memorial Hospital. “The system has a large field of view with high-quality, fast image capture, which means I can get the images I need for peripheral interventions with fewer contrast injections. And for coronary interventions, I am able to capture high-quality images which allow me to see smaller vessels in greater detail.”

Based on a design commitment to delivering the highest possible image quality at the lowest possible dose, the system incorporates industry-leading dose management tools.

“We designed the Infinix-i Dual-Plane as an imaging solution to address our customers’ need for flexibility. With a customizable setup and two dedicated C-arms, the system delivers superb versatility, without sacrificing quality,” said Satrajit Misra, vice president, Marketing and Strategic Development, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.”

The Infinix-i Dual-Plane system is part of the opening of Slidell’s third cath lab, which has been designed for the best possible patient experience. In addition to the Infinix-i Dual-Plane, the lab features specialized mood lighting and music to help calm patients undergoing procedures and testing in the room.  This May, Slidell Memorial Hospital, recognized for their patient-centered culture, brought together community leaders to celebrate the installation of the Infinix™-i Dual-Plane from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. for a special ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion.

About Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc., 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 Canon Medical Systems’ website at

About Canon Medical Systems Corporation

Canon Medical Systems Corporation develops and manufactures diagnostic imaging systems including CT, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray systems and clinical laboratory systems and provides them to around 140 countries and regions around the world, offering technology that provides faster diagnosis and early treatment. Under the slogan “Made for Life” (Made for Partnerships, Made for Patients, Made for You.), Canon Medical Systems is making positive contributions toward hospital management, and provides a range of patient-friendly healthcare systems and services, continuing its long tradition of contributing to healthcare.

Infinix-i Dual Plane is a trademark of Canon Medical Systems Corporation.