|[January 28, 2013]
Rady Children's Installs Toshiba Vascular X-Ray for Better Pediatric Cardiac Interventions
TUSTIN, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Enabling physicians to perform more accurate and safer cardiac exams for
pediatric patients, Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego installed
Toshiba (News - Alert) America Medical Systems, Inc.'s Infinix™ CF-i bi-plane vascular
X-ray system. Rady Children's will use the Infinix-i system for
treatment planning and interventional cardiac procedures, including
balloon dilation, stents, valves and cardiac device implantations.
"Toshiba Infinix-i's fast 3D image reconstruction speed is beneficial
for pediatric interventions, especially when viewing the pulmonary
artery during cardiac procedures," said Dr. John Moore, Director,
Pediatric Cardiology, Rady Children's Hospital. "Additionally, exams are
much faster due to the system's flexible design and unrestricted access,
resulting in less anesthesia administered."
Toshiba's Infinix-i system features an industry-leading five-axis
positioner and the Access Halo, allowing for unrestricted head-end
patient access to facilitate advanced, complex procedures with ease.
When combined with Toshiba's proprietary Next Generation Advanced Image
Processing (AIP), Infinix-i provides improved visualization, helping
clinicians more quickly and accurately diagnose and treat patients.
"During pediatric interventions, the Infinix-i's hovercraft-like C-arm
guides physicians ito the most complex imaging angle without
repositioning the patient," said Allan Berthe, senior manager, Market
Development, XRVL Business Unit, Toshiba. "Infinix-i's design, system
mechanics and tableside dose reduction features allow the physician to
see, move and work better."
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.
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 202,000 employees worldwide and
annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit
Toshiba's website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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