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Devices Radiology

 News Release - February 28, 2011

Western Medical Center Santa Ana Installs Toshiba’s Vascular X-Ray System to Perform Advanced Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures

Toshiba’s Infinix VF-i bi-plane with 3D Volume Navigation Roadmapping Delivers Optimum Image Quality, Patient-Focused Care and Quicker Exams

TUSTIN, Calif.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- To increase diagnostic capabilities and provide patients with the highest quality care, Western Medical Center Santa Ana has installed Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s Infinix™ VF-i bi-plane vascular X-ray system with Volume Navigation 3D roadmapping. Western Medical Center Santa Ana, located in Calif., is the first hospital to install and use Toshiba’s Volume Navigation 3D roadmapping software, providing greater efficiency and physician confidence during difficult interventional procedures, especially for advanced neuro applications.

Western Medical Center’s Infinix VF-i bi-plane features Toshiba’s new mid-sized 12” x 12” flat panel detector on the lateral plane, combined with a large 12” x 16” flat panel detector on the frontal plane to allow for increased anatomical coverage. The outstanding image quality and system design of the Infinix VF-i bi-plane has allowed Western Medical to reduce procedure times and improve patient care and safety. With the new system, Western Medical Center can now perform advanced neurovascular interventions as well as peripheral vascular diagnosis and interventions. Some of these procedures include stroke intervention, stent placement, tumor embolization and peripheral angiography.

Now available on all new Infinix-i systems, Toshiba’s real-time Volume Navigation 3D roadmap facilitates the deployment of coils during intervention on a cerebral aneurysm with exceptional clarity and precision. Volume Navigation links all of the movements of the system components with the fusion 3D and fluoroscopic display, so despite changes in table and C-arm position, the 3D overlay is automatically aligned with the fluoroscopic image with high accuracy. In addition, Volume Navigation provides 2D and 3D roadmap display modes and allows physicians to fine-tune images with manual controls for device enhancement, further assisting physicians when making difficult decisions during advanced procedures. Volume Navigation is particularly helpful for procedures on intricate vascular regions, such as the brain, uterus and abdominals.

“The installation of Toshiba’s Infinix VF-i bi-plane vascular X-ray system has enabled Western Medical Center to offer cutting-edge imaging technology to our patient population,” said Jeff Wallace, director, Clinical Support Services, Western Medical Center Santa Ana. “Advanced features like Volume Navigation 3D roadmapping, adjustable dose levels and a five-axis C-arm for superior patient access provide our radiologists the ability to confidently perform a wide variety of complex neurovascular and peripheral vascular interventions.”

The Infinix VF-i bi-plane system offers unprecedented patient access with a floor-mounted C-arm five-axis positioner, allowing for head-to-toe and fingertip-to-fingertip coverage. The freely moving components, ergonomically friendly design and five-axis positioner enable clinicians to obtain optimal angles for diagnosis and interventional procedures without repositioning the patient. The combination of the mid-sized and large detector panels makes this system the most flexible bi-plane vascular X-ray system available.

“The unique design of the Infinix VF-i bi-plane system with large and mid-sized flat panel detectors enables clinicians to obtain critical variations in angle combinations while providing the necessary anatomical coverage,” said Doug Ryan, vice president, Marketing and Strategic Development, Toshiba. “The Volume Navigation 3D roadmapping software provides enhanced visualization during interventions, resulting in reduced table times and improved patient care.”

About Western Medical Center Santa Ana

For more than 100 years, the community has depended on Western Medical Center Santa Ana for innovative and advanced medical care. Today, with our 282-licensed bed facility, we provide comprehensive healthcare for the entire family. Western Medical Center Santa Ana is accredited by the Joint Commission, licensed by the state of California and approved for the acceptance of Medicare patients.

Western Medical Center Santa Ana is an important part of the Orange County Regional Trauma Network. The hospital is designated by the county of Orange as a Level II Trauma Center and serves the needs of residents in Orange County. The hospital provides emergency services for more than 20,000 patients per year.

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 worldwide leader in technology, electronic and electrical products, digital consumer products, electronic devices and components, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875 and today operates a global network of more than 742 companies with more than 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing $68 billion. For more information, visit Toshiba’s website at

Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems

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