Healthcare Industry News: vascular X-ray
News Release - August 27, 2007
Toshiba Installs Two Infinix CF-i/BP Vascular X-Ray Systems at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Sibley Heart CenterVersatile Five-Axis System Offers Unequaled Access Ideal for Pediatric Patients
TUSTIN, Calif.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., a leader in diagnostic and medical imaging systems, announced today the installation of two Infinix CF-i/BP vascular X-ray systems at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Sibley Heart Center, located at the Egleston hospital campus. The Infinix CF-i/BP vascular lab's five-axis bi-plane system allows for superior patient access, an extremely important feature in pediatrics.
"We selected this X-ray system because of the versatility of the five-axis bi-plane system, flat panel detector movement and C-arm flexibility," stated Robert Vincent, MD, pediatric cardiologist and head of the cardiac catheterization department, Children's Sibley Heart Center.
"In addition to offering greater patient access, the Infinix CF-i/BP also helps improve patient care by reducing the amount of contrast media needed in pediatric patients," explained Robert Micer, director, X-Ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. "Physicians are able to image using two planes simultaneously, reducing the amount of contrast given to infant patients compared to when using a single plane system."
The Infinix CF-i/BP floor based rotation mechanism of the C-arm allows 180 degree access around the head end of the table. The freely moving components, ergonomically friendly design and five-axis positioner enable physicians to obtain optimal angles for cardiac diagnosis and interventional procedures without re-positioning the patient.
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 190,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $62 billion. For more information, visit www.medical.toshiba.com.
About Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the leading pediatric healthcare systems in the country, is a not-for-profit organization that benefits from the generous philanthropic and volunteer support of our community. Operating three hospitals with more than half a million patient visits annually, Children's is recognized for excellence in cancer, cardiac, neonatal, orthopedic and transplant services, as well as many other pediatric specialties. To learn more about Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, visit www.choa.org or call 404-250-KIDS.
Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems
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