By Karen Appold

Recently launched at RSNA, Tustin, Calif-based Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc’s Infinix 4DCT is the first seamless integration between interventional radiology (IR) and computed tomography (CT) technology. The combination provides clinicians with faster, safer, and more accurate interventions, according to the manufacturer.

Healthcare providers can now plan, treat, and verify in one single clinical setting—rather than transferring patients between departments—which risks infection and extends procedure times. The ultimate outcome is better patient care.

The Infinix 4DCT maximizes the full potential of IR and CT systems to deliver real-time CT images during interventions instead of CT-like images. Its SUREGuidance technology (pending 510[k] clearance) allows for seamless and automatic transition between modalities—improving workflows. In fact, it can save hours of time by allowing clinicians to perform CT and interventional procedures in the same room and verify treatment success immediately after procedures.

“Given the choice, most physicians would want real-time CT images versus CT-like images during complex, minimally invasive procedures,” said David Sloop, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “With the Infinix 4DCT, physicians no longer have to settle.”

Designed for oncology, trauma, and structural heart disease applications, the device provides CT images of liver tumors and produces views of heart and stent placements. In addition, clinicians can adjust the procedure with real-time studies instead of relying on previously taken CT images.

The system is cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration with the Infinix Elite and Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition configuration. Pending 510(k) clearance for use with the Aquilion PRIME CT system.