Toshiba’s Cardiovascular X-ray Provides Flexibility and Makes Exams Safer During Pediatric Interventions

Infinix-i Bi-Plane Capabilities Demonstrated During Live Case at PICS

CHICAGO, June 6, 2014 – To demonstrate the ease of performing advanced pediatric procedures, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s Infinix™-i bi-plane cardiovascular X-ray system will be used during a live pediatric case at the Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS-AICS), June 7–10, 2014, in Chicago.

The live case will be performed on Monday, June 9, 2014, by John P. Cheatham, M.D., and Ralf Holzer, M.D., of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

“Pediatric cardiovascular interventions are complex and require imaging equipment that offers greater flexibility and more access to the patient,” said David Sloop, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “The Infinix-i offers flexibility in system design with C-arm movement that enables physicians to obtain difficult-to-reach imaging angles, facilitating efficient diagnoses and treatment. With superb access and coverage of the patient, and tableside dose optimization management features for faster and safer procedures, the system is ideal for a pediatric setting.”

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 Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live safe, secure and fulfilled lives.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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