Technology | September 21, 2009

Toshiba Rolls Out Low-Contrast Imaging Flat-Panel Detectors

September 21, 2009 - Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. introduced Low-Contrast Imaging (LCI) for Toshiba’s Infinix-i systems with mid (12 x12-inch) flat and large (12 x16-inch) flat-panel detectors (FPD), and will demonstrate its low-contrast imaging capabilities at this year’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting in San Francisco, Sept. 21 - Sept. 25, 2009 (Booth #705).

Toshiba’s low-contrast imaging is designed to enable better visualization of soft tissue to improve the imaging and treatment of patients, indicated Robert Micer, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. Using low-contrast imaging in the angio suite improves patient safety and diagnostic confidence by offering CT-like images of soft tissue, including brain tissue, cerebral ventricles and hepatic visualization, without requiring additional exams.

Beneficial for both physicians and patients, low-contrast imaging allows better visualization of soft tissue in the angiography suite and enables more accurate diagnosis of a variety of diseases using a single system. Additionally, this technology may be used to confirm appropriate endpoints during interventional procedures, such as aortic stent-grafting. Capturing CT-like images without the use of an additional test helps improve accuracy and workflow in the angiosuite. It also leads to lowering overall health care costs by using a single system to treat numerous diseases and handle multiple procedures.

The Infinix-i line features a five-axis C-arm that enables head-to-toe and fingertip-to-fingertip coverage and allows greater clinician access to the patient for diagnostic and interventional procedures. The freely moving components, ergonomically friendly design and five-axis positioner enable physicians to obtain optimal angles for cardiac diagnosis and interventional procedures without repositioning the patient. Infinix’s flexible design improves workflow and collaboration between cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, anesthesiologists and clinical staff during exams, especially in hybrid OR settings.

For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com

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