News | April 01, 2008

Toshiba Aims to Advance Imaging for Interventional Procedures

April 1, 2008 - Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. introduced its Advanced Image Processing (AIP) technology for its Infinix X-ray product line designed for improved device and vessel visualization for interventional procedures at this year's American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting in Chicago.

"AIP allows us to image bariatric patients, which was difficult to do before. It also gives us reduced background noise and improved device and vessel visualization, which allows us to increase workflow and provide better patient care during our interventional procedures," said John S. Wilson, M.D., medical director, cardiovascular services, Washington Hospital.

According to the manufacturer, benefits of the technology are engineered to include:

- Programmable image display: The system works with new software to allow clinicians the ability to optimize image viewing based on clinical preferences.

- Reduced background noise for fluoroscopic and digital acquisition imaging: This new processing is designed to compress background noise and enable physicians to better see vasculature and cardiac devices.

- Improved device and vessel visualization: AIP is supposed to enhance contrast, improving the ability to see vessels and devices without increasing the overall image noise.

- Improved resolution in dark areas: AIP combined with high-resolution flat panel detectors allow vessels near dense anatomical areas may be seen more easily.

- Improved dynamic range: This technology is said to reduce the blurring effect that can sometimes occur in areas of high contrast (i.e., heart tissue to lung field), providing a much clearer image for physicians to review.

Toshiba showcased AIP in conjunction with its Infinix VF-i/SP X-ray system, a universal cardiovascular system designed to accommodate diagnostic and interventional procedures.

Developed based on the Infinix-i series platform, the new floor-mounted, single plane system features a multi-axis positioner with extremely versatile movement for unprecedented patient access and anatomical coverage, including head-to-toe, finger tip-to-finger tip coverage. These features aim to allow clinicians to complete procedures more quickly and comfortably than traditional systems, reducing procedure times and improving overall departmental workflow. In addition, a high-resolution 12x16 inch flat panel detector is said to provide the uniform, distortion-free images required for the full range of cardiovascular studies.

For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com.

Related Content

High Prevalence of Atherosclerosis Found in Lower Risk Patients
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 08, 2018
Whole-body magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) found a surprisingly high prevalence of atherosclerosis in people...
FAST Study Demonstrates High Diagnostic Accuracy of CAAS vFFR
Technology | Angiography | May 22, 2018
Pie Medical Imaging announced that clinical data on its CAAS vFFR (Cardiovascular Angiographic Analysis Systems for...
360 Photos | Angiography | May 03, 2018
A 360 degree view of the newest cath lab at...
Guideline updates and clinical research highlight the need for improved understanding of gender differences by clinicians and patients
Feature | Women's Health | May 03, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis
Clinical research has revealed men and women often have different presentations for cardiovascular disease (CVD).
GE's OEC Elite CFD

GE's OEC Elite CFD

Feature | Mobile C-Arms | April 18, 2018 | Jeff Zagoudis
The market for mobile C-arm techn...
Philips Introduces Technology Maximizer Program for Imaging Equipment Upgrades
Technology | Radiology Imaging | January 17, 2018
January 17, 2018 — Philips recently announced the launch of Technology Maximizer, a cross-modality program designed t
Videos | RSNA 2017 | December 20, 2017
ITN and DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies on the
Philips Azurion Platform Improves Clinical Workflow and Staff Experience Benefits
News | Angiography | December 04, 2017
Philips recently announced the results of a comprehensive, independent, two-year study demonstrating the clinical...
Philips Azurion Image-Guided Therapy Platform Improves Clinical Workflow for Interventional Procedures
News | Angiography | November 15, 2017
Philips announced the results of a comprehensive, independent, two-year study demonstrating the clinical workflow...
Siemens Healthineers Introduces Share360 Tailored Service Portfolio
News | Radiology Imaging | November 10, 2017
November 10, 2017 — To address the specific needs of...
Overlay Init