Toshiba’s Interventional X-Ray Technologies Create Safer Exams for Patients

Spot Fluoroscopy and Dose Tracking System Optimize Dose Management

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 21, 2014 – Committed to optimizing dose management for patients and clinicians during interventional procedures, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will showcase its Spot Fluoroscopy technology and Dose Tracking System at this year’s Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) annual meeting. Both dose reduction technologies are available for Toshiba’s InfinixTM-i cardiovascular X-ray systems.

Spot Fluoroscopy offers clinicians a more detailed picture, improving the safety of interventional procedures. The technology allows operators to observe a target area using live fluoroscopy while viewing the Last Image Hold (LIH) surround area, resulting in decreased dose and a more complete image for faster diagnoses.

Toshiba’s Dose Tracking System, an industry first, allows clinicians to visualize radiation skin dose in real time during interventional procedures. By tracking and displaying the distribution of skin dose across a patient’s body, clinicians can make quick and necessary changes to minimize risk.

“Technologies like Spot Fluoroscopy and Dose Tracking System are particularly important during long interventional procedures,” said David Sloop, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “The technologies provide unmatched dose management solutions to minimize radiation exposure to both clinicians and patients.”

Toshiba will showcase its Spot Fluoroscopy technology and Dose Tracking System at SIR, San Diego, March 22–27, 2014 (Booth #1236).

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