Toshiba America Medical Systems has released the Infinix Essential, a new x-ray system designed to offer hospitals a cost-effective solution to meet their interventional cardiology needs. The company has also announced it will rework its existing cardiovascular x-ray systems in response to changes introduced by healthcare reform.

The Infinix Essential uses an off-center C-arm that enables steep angulations for optimized vessel profiling during cardiac interventions. Each system comes with dose management optimization tools, including Spot Fluoroscopy, Dose Tracking system (DTS), and Advanced Image Processing (AIP). Facilities can also upgrade equipment as necessary by adding advanced features to perform procedures such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or left atrium appendage closures.

“Reform requires hospitals to provide the same standard of care with fewer resources, and Toshiba is responding to these changes by introducing the Infinix Essential,” said David Sloop, director of the x-ray vascular business unit for Toshiba. “Toshiba’s entire Infinix product line is designed to provide our customers with the right technology for better patient care and the new business environment.”

Among Toshiba’s current systems, the Infinix Select offers two independent flat panel detectors for both simple and complex cardiac and vascular procedures. The Infinix Elite is available in several configurations with a five-access C-arm for more advanced procedures.

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