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 News Release - March 26, 2007

Toshiba Introduces New Infinix VF-i/SP Vascular X-Ray System

New, Multi-Axis Cardiovascular X-ray System Handles Both Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures

TUSTIN, Calif.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. today announced the introduction of its Infinix(TM) VF-i/SP X-ray system, a universal cardiovascular system designed to accommodate diagnostic and interventional procedures. The system will be showcased at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting in New Orleans, March 24-27, 2007.

Developed based on the popular Infinix-i series platform, the new floor-mounted, single plane system features a multi-axis positioner with extremely versatile movement for unprecedented patient access and anatomical coverage, including head-to-toe, fingertip-to-fingertip coverage. These features allow clinicians to complete procedures more quickly and comfortably than traditional systems, reducing procedure times and improving overall departmental workflow. In addition, a high-resolution 12"x16" flat panel detector provides the uniform, distortion-free images required for the full range of cardiovascular studies.

"Flexibility and efficiency are very important to clinicians and there continues to be demand for high-quality, universal cardiovascular systems that can handle diagnostic and interventional procedures using just one room," said Robert Micer, director, X-Ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. "Not only does this system enable clinicians to accomplish more, but it also improves the overall experience for patients."

Other system features include a unique programmable tableside dose control option that optimizes dose management and industry leading table weight capacity of 484 pounds, which allows clinicians to accommodate larger patients. The system also features a CV-3D workstation and a 3D coronary analysis package for accurate assessment.

For more information about the new Infinix VF-i/SP or Toshiba's wide-range of diagnostic imaging technologies, visit

About Toshiba

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., an independent group company of Toshiba Corp., is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, Cath & EP Labs, X-ray, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. Toshiba has approximately 172,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $54 billion.

Infinix is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.

Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems

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