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Devices Cardiology Radiology

 News Release - November 28, 2012

Move Better, See Better and Work Better with Toshiba’s WorkRite Cardiovascular X-Ray Technology

Infinix-i Cardiovascular X-ray Systems Improve Clinician Experience and Patient Care

CHICAGO--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--RSNA Booth #3438, South Hall - Featuring hovercraft-like C-arm movement and the unique Access Halo, the WorkRite technology on Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s InfinixTM-i cardiovascular X-ray systems makes interventional procedures easier for clinicians and improves patient care.

The Infinix-i five-axis system’s WorkRite technology feature is designed to ensure the interventionalist is in an optimal ergonomic orientation during any procedure. This helps prevent fatigue and injury that can occur when ergonomics are compromised. WorkRite enables proper ergonomics and improved patient access, enhancing speed and precision for a safer, more efficient work environment.

“At our practice we do everything from peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines to transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedures and the Infinix-i’s system mechanics and image quality greatly improve the ability to conduct exams accurately and efficiently,” said Dr. Paul Kamin, interventional radiologist, California Hospital Medical Center. “The system can easily cover from fingertip to fingertip and head to toe, providing us with the images required for neuro and vascular procedures.”

“Developed using direct input from customers, Toshiba’s Infinix-i systems enable clinicians to do what they do best – diagnose and treat patients,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “The systems are designed for the future of interventional procedures, allowing clinicians ideal access to the patient and equipment while treating any part of the human anatomy.”

Infinix-i and its WorkRite technology will be showcased at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 25 – 30, 2012 (Booth #3438, South Hall).

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment, 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 world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

Infinix is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.


Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems

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