By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cardiovascular Week -- White Memorial Medical Center is now able to respond to the directives of healthcare reform, conducting faster and safer procedures, using Toshiba's InfinixTM VF-i single plane cardiovascular X-ray system. The 353-bed, not-for-profit hospital in East Los Angeles utilizes the system for a variety of interventional and general radiology procedures (see also Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.).
"Exams are easier to perform because the Infinix-i's flexible C-arm provides our clinicians with better access to the patient," said Tim Gustafson, director, Radiology, White Memorial Medical Center. "Throughout the installation and training process, Toshiba has been an excellent partner. They ensured the system was up and running quickly and our staff knew how to operate it effectively."
Toshiba's Infinix-i features flexible C-arm movement and the Access Halo, allowing for head-to-toe and fingertip-to-fingertip coverage with unrestricted 180-degree patient head-end access to perform exams with ease. When combined with Toshiba's proprietary Next Generation AIP, the Infinix-i improves visualization, helping clinicians diagnose and treat patients with enhanced accuracy.
"The Infinix-i is designed to handle large and diverse caseloads, making it an ideal system for facilities like White Memorial Medical Center," said David Sloop, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. "Particularly important in high-volume settings, the system's suite of dose reduction technologies helps clinicians keep radiation exposure as low as possible for themselves and the patient." About White Memorial Medical Center White Memorial Medical Center, a non-profit, 353-bed acute care facility in Boyle Heights, CA, has been a part of the greater Los Angeles community for 100 years. Throughout the last century, the hospital has stayed on the cutting edge of the latest advancements in health care. Its mission is to share God's love in the community by promoting healing and wellness for the whole person. 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. About Toshiba 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.
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