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Toshiba’s Cardiovascular X-ray Provides Greater Flexibility for South Georgia Medical Center

South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) is now able to conduct faster, safer and more comfortable procedures using Toshiba’s cardiovascular X-ray systems. To serve patients during more than 2,500 diagnostic cardiac catheterizations and interventional procedures annually, SGMC installed one InfinixTM VC-i and two Infinix VF-i systems.

“We compared all the relevant cardiovascular X-ray systems on the market and selected Toshiba because of its reliable service and support team, which ensure we don’t experience any downtime,” said Janet Bennett, cath lab manager, SGMC. “The mechanical design of the Infinix-i provides unparalleled access and coverage for greater flexibility to move around the patient. The high-quality images enable us to perform safer and more accurate exams.”

Toshiba’s Infinix-i features unmatched flexibility in C-arm movement, allowing for head-to-toe and fingertip-to-fingertip coverage with unrestricted 180-degree patient head-end access to perform exams with ease. When combined with Toshiba’s proprietary Next Generation Advance Image Processing (AIP), the Infinix-i improves visualization, helping clinicians diagnose and treat patients with enhanced accuracy. Infinix-i systems also feature dose management optimization technologies, such as the Dose Tracking System, Spot Fluoro, Advanced Image Processing (AIP), Live Digital, Zoom Virtual Collimation and Grid Pulsed Fluoro, helping reduce dose to both patient and staff.

“Acquiring diagnostic imaging equipment is a substantial capital purchase for hospitals and health systems,” said David Sloop, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “That’s why we believe in putting our customers first and becoming a long-term partner by providing the industry’s best service support and training throughout the life of the technology.”

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.

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