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 News Release - November 17, 2011

Toshiba’s Dual C-Arm Cath Lab Works Like Two Systems in a Single Room Making Exams Faster and Easier for Patients

Ochsner Medical Center Installs Toshiba’s Infinix DP-i Cardiovascular X-ray System

TUSTIN, Calif.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- In cath lab procedures, the ability to freely move the X-ray system around the patient, clinicians and equipment is crucial to make exams faster, easier and safer. Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, La., installed the InfinixTM DP-i from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. as a patient-friendly, single-system solution for both cardiac and peripheral applications.

“The clear image quality on Toshiba’s Infinix DP-i is like watching TV in high-definition,” said Dr. Ty Collins, Ochsner Medical Center. “In addition, the system’s design makes it exceptionally simple to switch from one C-arm to the other, even during a single procedure.”

Designed to perform both cardiac and vascular procedures, the Infinix DP-i features two C-arms – 8" x 8" flat panel detector for cardiac and 12" x 16" flat panel detector for peripheral, such as carotids, renals and legs – allowing clinicians to use the detector most appropriate for the exam. The two separate C-arms are easily positioned around the room, putting clinicians in the ideal position to make exams easier, resulting in one system working like two. When combined with Toshiba’s proprietary Next Generation AIP, the Infinix DP-i provides improved visualization, helping physicians more quickly and accurately diagnose and treat patients.

“Ochsner Medical Center truly believes in the flexibility and convenience of having a dedicated cardiac plane and a dedicated vascular plane on one system,” Dr. Collins continued. “We’ve now acquired fifteen dual plane systems from Toshiba, and have seen great advancements to workflow and patient care as a result of using them.”

“The Infinix DP-i offers healthcare facilities the ability to seamlessly transition between cardiac and vascular procedures without having to move patients between labs,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “Working with Ochsner Medical Center, Toshiba delivered a solution to conduct exams more efficiently while maintaining exceptional image quality.”

About Ochsner Health System

Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system with eight hospitals and over 38 health centers in Louisiana. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 16 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a “Best Hospital” across seven specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 12,500 employees, over 850 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.

About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning digital products, such as LCD TVs, notebook PCs and hard disc drives; electronic devices and components, such as semiconductors; social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion).


Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems

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