|[April 16, 2012]
Toshiba's Hybrid Bi-Plane System Improves Efficiencies and Makes Exams Safer During Pediatric Interventions
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
Performing pediatric cardiovascular interventions requires imaging
equipment specifically designed for the setting. With superior access to
both patient and equipment, Toshiba (News - Alert) America Medical Systems, Inc.'s
Infinix™-i bi-plane cardiovascular X-ray system will be used during two
live pediatric cases at the Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac
Symposium (PICS-AICS), April 15-18, 2012, in Chicago.
The live cases will be performed on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, by leading
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago - Ziyad M. Hijazi,
M.D., and Zahid Amin, M.D.
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio - John P.
Toshiba's Infinix-i systems feature an industry-leading five-axis
positioner, allowing for unrestricted patient access to facilitate
advanced, complex procedures with ease. Infinix-i's design, system
mechanics and tableside dose reduction features all contribute to faster
exam times and safer procedures.
"During pediaric interventions, the Infinix-i moves like a hovercraft,
with C-arm movement that enables physicians to obtain difficult-to-reach
imaging angles for more efficient diagnoses and treatment," said Stephen
Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. "The PICS-AICS
live cases provide real-life clinical examples of how Toshiba's
technology improves patient care in the cath lab."
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.
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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