|[April 21, 2014]
Ochsner Medical Center Makes Interventional Procedures Safer, More Efficient with Toshiba Cardiovascular X-ray Technology
TUSTIN, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans is further improving patient
safety and comfort in interventional cardiology by adding new equipment
from Toshiba (News - Alert) America Medical Systems, Inc. Ochsner installed a new
hybrid OR suite and an InfinixTM DP-i cardiovascular X-ray
system to conduct transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and
other coronary and peripheral procedures.
"When we were considering expanding our cardiovascular capabilities and
adding a new Toshiba hybrid OR suite to our existing four labs, there
was no question about the technology that best meets our needs," said
Dr. Tyrone Collins, section head, Interventional Cardiology and
co-director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Ochsner Medical Center.
"Toshiba's cardiovascular X-ray system design provides unmatched
flexibility with better access to the patient, and the ability to record
and archive images. As a long-time partner of Toshiba, we particularly
value the company's service and support approach."
Toshiba's Infinix DP-i provides unmatched flexibility with two C-arms
that optimize room utilization and make it easy to switch from one to
the other during a single procedure. Designed to perform vascular, neuro
and cardiovascular procedures, the systems include high-resolution
flat-panel detectors. Ochsner Medical Center also utilizes Toshiba's
CAT-880B hybrid catheterization table in its hybrid OR lab to support
endovascular as well as open surgical interventions.
"The Infinix-i was designed to offer unparalleled access to the patient,
ensuring clinicians is in optimal ergonomic orientation during any
procedure," said David Sloop, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit,
Toshiba. "Combined with dose management optimization technologies such
as Next Generation AIP, the system allows providers to improve
visualization and quickly and accurately diagnose and treat patients
OchsnerMedical Center Installs Hybrid OR and Infinix DP-i
Cardiovascular X-ray System
About Ochsner Health System
Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana's largest non-profit,
academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system. Driven by a
mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical
and hospital patient care is provided across the region by 10 hospitals,
both owned and managed, and more than 40 health centers in Louisiana.
Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans
for 18 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized
by U.S. News & World Report as a "Best Hospital" across eight specialty
categories. Ochsner employs more than 14,000 employees, over 900
physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and
conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner Health
System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information,
please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook (News - Alert).
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 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. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation's
website at www.toshibamedicalsystems.com.
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 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and
annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit
Toshiba's website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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