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

Houston Methodist Hospital Enters Multi-Year Technology and Research Agreement With Siemens Healthineers
News | Cardiac Imaging| August 17, 2017
Houston Methodist Hospital and Siemens Healthineers have entered into a multi-year agreement to bring cutting-edge...
Siemens Healthineers Announces First U.S. Install of Artis Pheno Angiography System
News | Angiography| July 05, 2017
Michigan Medicine recently became the first healthcare institution in the United States to install the Artis pheno, the...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Angiography| June 22, 2017
Shimadzu Medical Systems highlighted new features of its Trinias Interventional X-ray line at the America College of
Sponsored Content | Videos | Angiography| May 03, 2017
Tom Kloetzly, sales and marketing VP for Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, explains the evolution of Shimadzu Corporation...
New Hampshire Hospital Expands Vascular Care with Toshiba Medical's Infinix-I Sky +
News | Angiography| April 27, 2017
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, N.H., installed Toshiba Medical’s Infinix-i Sky + angiography system in its...
Louisiana Medical Center Installs First U.S. Toshiba Medical Infinix-i Sky +
News | Angiography| April 18, 2017
April 18, 2017 — Patients at Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) in Houma, La., now have access to safe, high-qu
Sponsored Content | Videos | ACC| April 03, 2017
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the interesting new technologies from the vendor booths on the expo
tryton side branch stent, dedicated coronary side branch stent

The FDA approval of the Tryton Side Branch Stent was the biggest technology news from March. It is deployed in the side branch artery using a standard single wire balloon-expandable stent delivery system. A conventional drug eluting stent is then placed in the main vessel.

Feature | April 03, 2017 | Dave Fornell
April 3, 2017 — Here is the list of the top 25 most popular pieces of content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Ca
Sponsored Content | Videos | Cath Lab| March 28, 2017
MDBuyline analyst Tom Watson shares some of the most important trends in cardiac technology he saw at the 2017 Americ
Philips, cardiology solutions, ACC.17, Azurion angiography system, iFR outcomes results, IntelliSpace Cardiovascular
News | Cardiac Imaging| March 24, 2017
At the 2017 American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session & Expo (ACC.17), Philips showcased a broad...
Overlay Init