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TOSHIBA INTRODUCES THE INFINIX VF-i/BP VASCULAR X-RAY SYSTEM WITH LARGE AND MID-SIZED FLAT PANEL DETECTORS

New Infinix System is the Optimal Universal Bi-plane Configuration

TUSTIN, Calif., Oct. 28, 2009 – Increasing the flexibility and diagnostic capabilities in bi-plane vascular X-ray imaging, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. introduces the all new Infinix™ VF-i/BP with large and mid-sized flat panel detectors. The large and mid-sized flat panel detectors provide clinicians with the ability to obtain critical variations in angle combinations while providing the necessary anatomical coverage, creating the optimal universal bi-plane vascular X-ray system for any clinical application.

The new Infinix VF-i/BP features Toshiba’s new mid-sized 12” x 12” flat panel detector on the lateral plane, combined with the large 12” x 16” flat panel detector on the frontal plane to allow clinicians additional and steeper angle combinations. The combination of the mid-sized and large detector panels makes this system the most flexible bi-plane vascular X-ray system available.

“The Infinix VF-i/BP with mid-sized and large flat panel detectors is the optimal universal bi-plane system, as its range of angle combinations makes it perfect for cardiac, neuro and peripheral imaging all in one system,” said Robert Micer, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “The unique C-arm design of the Inifinix-i greatly increases workflow and patient safety as it grants physicians unprecedented access to the patient, ancillary equipment, and fellow physicians.”

The mid-sized, high-resolution 12” x 12” flat panel detector enables physicians to conduct a variety of bi-plane applications, allowing for steep, compound bi-plane projections. For example, during neurological exams, the mid-sized panel enables clinicians to image at different angles in order to obtain images that best illustrate the pathology. The long field-of-view of the large panel makes it ideal for carotid interventions because it provides optimal coverage from proximal guiding catheter to distal safety device during carotid angioplasties.

The large 12” x 16” flat panel detector on the five-axis frontal plane can be utilized as a single plane in the imaging of large anatomical regions such as chest and abdomen, as well as peripherals. The award-winning five-axis C-arm provides unprecedented patient access and anatomical coverage for a floor-mounted C-arm.

Developed based on the popular Infinix-i series platform, the Infinix VF-i/BP is a floor-mounted frontal/ceiling-mounted lateral bi-plane system featuring multi-axis positioners with unique movement capabilities. These features allow physicians to complete procedures quickly and comfortably, reducing procedure times and improving overall departmental workflow.

About Toshiba

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., an independent group company of Toshiba Corp., is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, Cath & EP Labs, X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. Toshiba has approximately 198,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $77 billion. For more information, visit www.medical.toshiba.com.

Infinix is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.