Infinix-i Cardiovascular System, Dose Management Technologies Showcased
TUSTIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Gates Vascular Institute is now able to conduct safer exams using Spot
Fluoroscopy, a cardiovascular X-ray dose management technology from
Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. GVI utilizes Spot Fluoroscopy with
its InfinixTM-i bi-plane to reduce radiation exposure to both
patients and physicians.
“Patients and clinicians are exposed to less radiation, as Spot
Fluoroscopy enables our team to focus on the region of interest without
radiating the entire area,” said Vijay Iyer, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, medical
director of cardiology at Kaleida Health and assistant professor of
medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences (UB). “This is beneficial especially in coronary artery,
peripheral, electrophysiology and neurological exams, where the field of
interest is narrow, but seeing outside this area helps with procedure
Spot Fluoroscopy offers a more complete picture while improving safety
during interventional procedures. It enhances imaging and manages
radiation exposure by providing a live “spot” (customizable
field-of-view) of fluoroscopy overlaid onto the Last Image Hold (LIH)
display on the exam room monitor.
“Toshiba’s collaborations with leading healthcare institutions like GVI
allow physicians to use the most advanced technology to provide patients
with safer, more effective exams,” said David Sloop, director, X-ray
Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba.
Toshiba will showcase the InfinixTM-i with Spot Fluoroscopy
at this year’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)
conference, Oct. 27–Nov. 3 in San Francisco.
About ToshibaAmerica 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 550 consolidated companies, with 210,000 employees worldwide and
annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61.7 billion). Visit
Toshiba’s website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
Rachel Miller, 714-669-7623
Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.