|[March 28, 2014]
Real-Time Dose Monitoring from Toshiba Makes Cardiac Interventions Safer
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
With the unmatched flexibility to measure radiation peak skin dose in
real time, Toshiba (News - Alert) America Medical Systems, Inc.'s Dose Tracking System
is the latest advancement in optimizing dose management for its InfinixTM-i
cardiovascular X-ray systems during adult and pediatric interventional
"We partnered with Toshiba to develop the Dose Tracking System to
further improve the safety and well-being of patients during
interventional procedures," said Dr. Neil Dashkoff, clinical professor
of medicine, University at Buffalo; director, Cardiac Catheterization
Laboratory, Erie County Medical Center. "This user-friendly Dose
Tracking System assists the operator to 'spread the skin dose,'
minimizing the risk of deterministic skin injury to any given area. This
is particularly important during long interventional procedures and in
circumstances where the patient may return to the cath lab within a few
months of the incident procedure."
Toshiba's Dose Tracking System displays live and cumulative radiation
exposure through an intuitive, color-coded indicator on a 3D visual
representation of the patient. The display shows where the radiation is
being administered on the patient's body in real time. This allows the
clinician throughout a procedure to make quick and necessary changes to
distribute the skin dose and minimize the potential risk of locally
concentrated high exposure.
"We designed the Dose Tracking System in partnership with the University
at Buffalo to provide hospitals with an easy-to-understand visual aid
that shows how to suppress radiation exposure," said David Sloop,
director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. "Combining the Dose
Tracking System with other dose management tools, like Spot Fluoroscopy,
Toshiba offers physicians better ways to optimize dose management when
performing cardiac interventions."
Toshiba will showcase the Dose Tracking System for the Infinix-i at this
year's American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting in
Washington, D.C., Mar. 29-31, 2014 (Booth #2323).
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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