Healthcare Industry News:  cardiac imaging 

Devices Cardiology Radiology

 News Release - March 30, 2009

Toshiba Showcases the New Infinix with Mid-Sized Flat Panel Detector and Next Generation Advanced Image Processing

New Digital Processor and Flat Panel Detector Enhance Ability to Perform Cardiac Procedures

ORLANDO, Fla.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Improving upon the success of its current X-ray technologies, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. is introducing a new addition to its InfinixTM -i cardiovascular system offering – the Infinix VF-i with mid-sized flat panel detector (FPD) and Next Generation AIP technology. Toshiba will be demonstrating these new additions at this year’s American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Fla., March 29 - 31, 2009 (Booth # 2629).

The system includes a new 12"x12" flat panel detector (FPD) and a new digital processor. This system will incorporate all the technology that the Infinix line provides for unprecedented access, including complete head-to-toe and fingertip-to-fingertip coverage, and comprehensive system configuration.

“The new addition to our Infinix product line will greatly improve the resolution and visualization for cardiac procedures,” said Robert Micer, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “This system not only provides increased visualization but will also improve system utilization, an important feature for today’s cath lab.”

The Infinix VF-i incorporates new features into the digital processor to expand on Toshiba’s proprietary Advanced Image Processing (AIP) technology. This exclusive Toshiba technology enhances overall resolution, improves visibility over dark anatomical areas and virtually eliminates image lag. These enhancements assist clinicians with device and stent visualization and are especially important while using fluoroscopic imaging during diagnostic and interventional procedures.

The newly added 12”x12” FPD covers more than twice the anatomical surface area of a traditional cardiac FPD making it an important feature for today’s cath labs. This mid-sized panel increases system utilization by allowing cardiologists to increase their working field-of-view and more easily perform procedures outside the heart while minimally impacting the angulations, which can be compromised by larger panels.

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, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. Toshiba has approximately 198,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $77 billion. For more information, visit www.medical.toshiba.com.


Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems

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