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 News Release - March 28, 2011

Toshiba Announces Upgrades to Its Infinix-i Cardiovascular X-ray Systems

Volume Navigation 3D Roadmapping Now Available Across All New Infinix-i Systems to Improve Diagnostic Confidence During Interventional Procedures

TUSTIN, Calif.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- Accurately navigating and interpreting cardiovascular anatomy for precise device deployment is a challenge to physicians during complex interventional procedures. Providing physicians with greater confidence during these difficult procedures, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. is introducing upgrades to its InfinixTM -i product line. Upgrades include Volume Navigation 3D roadmapping for all new Infinix-i systems, a 12” x 12” flat panel detector on ceiling mounted C-arms and the MAQUET MAGNUS OR table availability for the Infinix VC-i and CC-i systems.

“Developing industry-leading technology that improves diagnostic accuracy, workflow and patient outcomes provide physicians with greater confidence when deciphering and navigating complex cardiovascular structures,” explained Doug Ryan, vice president, Marketing and Strategic Development, Toshiba. “These upgrades to the Infinix-i line of cardiovascular X-ray systems enable physicians to perform complicated interventions more quickly and accurately, another example of Toshiba’s commitment to improving patient care.”

Now available on all Infinix-i systems, Toshiba’s real-time Volume Navigation 3D roadmap displays the deployment of coils during intervention on a cerebral aneurysm with exceptional clarity and precision. Volume Navigation links the movements of the system components with the fusion 3D and fluoroscopic display, so despite changes in table and C-arm position for instance, 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 abdomen.

The Infinix CC-i and VC-i ceiling mounted systems are now available with a 12” x 12” flat panel detector. This midsized panel allows for an improved field-of-view, provides two times as much anatomical coverage compared with traditional, smaller flat panel detectors and is optimal for performing a range of cardiovascular diagnostic and interventional procedures, including those on pediatric patients. The small profile of this midsize detector is well suited to the operating room environment.

Additionally, the Infinix CC-i and VC-i systems are now available to be combined with the MAQUET MAGNUS table for enhanced use during hybrid OR procedures. As a result of this compatibility, rotational, low-contrast and 3D angiography imaging can now be performed in MAQUET MAGNUS-equipped rooms. The MAQUET MAGNUS OR table provides interchangeable tabletops, optimizing asset utilization of these specialized OR suites when combined with Toshiba’s Infinix CC-i or VC-i systems. The system’s design is suitable for open surgical and catheter-based interventions, providing optimum patient access, a critical capability for hybrid exams.

About MAQUET

As a trusted partner for hospitals and clinicians since 1838, MAQUET is a global leader in medical systems that advance surgical interventions, cardiovascular procedures and critical care. MAQUET develops and designs innovative products and therapeutic applications for the operating room, hybrid OR/cath lab, intensive care unit and patient transport within acute care hospitals, improving outcomes and quality of life for patients.

Cardiovascular specialties include intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABC) therapy for cardiac assist; coronary artery bypass surgery; aortic and peripheral vascular surgery; and extracorporeal circulation. The Critical Care portfolio includes market-leading intensive care ventilators and anesthesia machines. MAQUET also equips surgical workplaces with critical infrastructure such as flexible room design for OR and ICU; OR tables; lights and ceiling supply units; and OR integration for image data management.

MAQUET is a subsidiary of the publicly listed Swedish GETINGE GROUP. In 2010, MAQUET generated nearly half of the company’s annual revenue of 3.2 billion US Dollars. The company has 12,000 employees worldwide, including 5,000 employees in 36 international sales and service organizations, as well as a network of more than 250 sales representatives. For more information please visit www.maquet.com and www.getingegroup.com.

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 www.medical.toshiba.com.


Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems

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