Ochsner Medical Center Makes Interventional Procedures Safer, More Efficient with Toshiba Cardiovascular X-ray Technology

Adds a Toshiba Infinix DP-i and Hybrid OR Suite for Unparalleled Access and Coverage

TUSTIN, Calif., April 21, 2014 – Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans is further improving patient safety and comfort in interventional cardiology by adding new equipment from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Ochsner installed a new hybrid OR suite and an InfinixTM DP-i cardiovascular X-ray system to conduct transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and other coronary and peripheral procedures.

“When we were considering expanding our cardiovascular capabilities and adding a new Toshiba hybrid OR suite to our existing four labs, there was no question about the technology that best meets our needs,” said Dr. Tyrone Collins, section head, Interventional Cardiology and co-director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Ochsner Medical Center. “Toshiba’s cardiovascular X-ray system design provides unmatched flexibility with better access to the patient, and the ability to record and archive images. As a long-time partner of Toshiba, we particularly value the company’s service and support approach.”

Toshiba’s Infinix DP-i provides unmatched flexibility with two C-arms that optimize room utilization and make it easy to switch from one to the other during a single procedure. Designed to perform vascular, neuro and cardiovascular procedures, the systems include high-resolution flat-panel detectors. Ochsner Medical Center also utilizes Toshiba’s CAT-880B hybrid catheterization table in its hybrid OR lab to support endovascular as well as open surgical interventions.

“The Infinix-i was designed to offer unparalleled access to the patient, ensuring clinicians is in optimal ergonomic orientation during any procedure,” said David Sloop, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “Combined with dose management optimization technologies such as Next Generation AIP, the system allows providers to improve visualization and quickly and accurately diagnose and treat patients safely.”

About Ochsner Health System

Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by 10 hospitals, both owned and managed, and more than 40 health centers in Louisiana. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 18 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across eight specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 14,000 employees, over 900 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 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. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation’s website at www.toshibamedicalsystems.com.

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 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba’s website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

SOURCE: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation