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Toshiba Introduces the New Infinix VFi/BP System
System’s Versatile Multi-Axis Positioner Delivers Unprecedented Patient Access

CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2006 – Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. today announced its first floor-mounted, multi-axis vascular X-ray system and the latest addition to the Infinix-i series family – the Infinix™ VFi/BP is available to the market. The system will be showcased at the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 26-Dec. 1 at Toshiba’s booth, #1129 (South Building, Hall A).

At the heart of the Infinix VFi/BP system is a versatile multi-axis floor-mounted positioner with a 12” x 16” flat panel detector (FPD) that allows unprecedented clinician access and anatomical coverage of the patient. In combination with an 8” x 8'' FPD on a ceiling suspended omega C-arm, the FPDs deliver high-quality, distortion-free images needed for complex vascular and neuro interventional, and general angiographic procedures.

“For customers looking for the best value and clinical performance, the Infinix-i series delivers industry-leading imaging capabilities, ease-of-use and advanced workflow features creating a new benchmark for patient access and speed during interventional procedures,” said Robert Micer, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba.  “The new Infinix VFi/BP system offers superior image quality and dose management features that enable fast, safe and accurate imaging procedures.”

Focused Application for Complex Procedures
Key enhancements of the new Infinix VFi/BP system include a multi-axis floor-mounted positioner for unparalleled coverage. This new C-arm’s positioning flexibility gives clinicians unprecedented access to the patient, reducing examination time and improving physician comfort. Other features include programmable tableside dose control to optimize dose management and industry leading table weight capacity of 484 lbs. for accommodating larger patients. The system also is equipped with a powerful digital processor for rapid image review and all major DICOM classes for deployment of patient information.

For more information about the Infinix VFi/BP, Toshiba and its wide range of medical imaging products, visit

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, Nuclear Medicine, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. Toshiba has approximately 161,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $54 billion.

Infinix™ is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.

Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

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