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Toshiba's Dual Plane X-Ray System Enables Faster and Easier Cardiac, Peripheral Interventions for Patients

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 8:34pm

 

NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enabling clinicians to seamlessly transition between cardiac and peripheral intervention during a single procedure, InfinixTM DP-i cardiovascular X-ray system from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will be used in eight live cases at Peripheral Angioplasty and All That Jazz conference, Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2011, New Orleans. The live cases will take place at Ochsner Medical Center and focus on:

  • Monday, October 31: Symposium for Nurses and Technologists
  • Tuesday, November 1: Atrial Septal Defect and Patent Foramen Ovale; Carotid Intervention; Subclavian and Vertebral Cases
  • Wednesday, November 2: Lower Extremity Cases; Renal Cases; Aortic/Mesenteric Cases; Miscellaneous Cases on Complications and Hot Topics

The Infinix DP-i features two C-arms – 8" x 8" flat panel detector for cardiac and a 12" x 16" flat panel detector for peripheral – allowing clinicians to use the most appropriate detector. When combined with Toshibas proprietary Next Generation Advanced Image Processing (AIP), Infinix DP-i provides improved visualization, helping clinicians more quickly and accurately diagnose and treat patients.

"Infinix DP-is two independent yet dedicated C-arms result in one system working like two, and there is no other system like it," said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. "The ability to switch flat panel detectors, coupled with superior contrast, dynamic resolution and reduced image lag, allows for better visualization by both clinicians and spectators, improving patient treatment and learning opportunities."

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, 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.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning digital products, such as LCD TVs, notebook PCs and hard disc drives; electronic devices and components, such as semiconductors; social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion).

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