News | October 27, 2008

Toshiba, MAQUET Offer Hybrid Solutions for Infinix-i for Surgical, Imaging, Interventional Needs

October 29, 2008 - To offer hospitals more versatility and a seamless transition from endovascular imaging to surgical intervention on a single system, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. is partnering with surgical table manufacturer MAQUET to provide new solutions for Toshiba’s Infinix-i product line.

Toshiba said the partnership combines the Infinix-i system’s top image quality and versatility with MAQUET tabletop options, which range from general surgery to radiology-specific. The Toshiba/MAQUET hybrid operating room (OR) suite is the only hybrid solution to offer interchangeable table tops to help optimizing asset utilization of these specialized OR suites. Toshiba’s philosophy is to provide imaging systems that maximize the everyday utility of cardiovascular/interventional imaging systems. Because ceiling mounted systems are typically best suited for a hybrid operating room setting, these table tops match Toshiba’s Infinix CC-i and Infinix VC-i systems.

The Toshiba and MAQUET partnership provides physicians with a single system for imaging and surgical procedures, without compromising image quality or safety, Toshiba said.

“Unlike catheterization suites, this hybrid operating suite by Toshiba and MAQUET is designed specifically around the cardiac surgeon, cardiac interventionalist and cardiac surgical patient, offering new advanced access and imaging in the operating room, without having to move patients,” explained Dr. Mark E. Galantowicz, chief of cardiothoracic surgery, co-director of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and associate professor of surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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