TUSTIN, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Performing cardiac
catheterizations through the radial artery is proven to make exams safer for
patients while frequently reducing post-procedure hospital stay times. To
conduct radial interventions from both the right and left side, Harrison
Medical Center in Bremerton, Wash., installed three Infinix™-i vascular X-ray
systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. The Infinix-is virtually
unlimited positioning options and freely floating monitors simplify
intervention, allowing Dr. Satyavardhan Pulukurthy, interventional
to use radial access for nearly 100 percent of his cases.
“The radial approach revolutionized our practice, as it
reduces complications and improves patient recovery time,” said Dr. Pulukurthy.
“The C-arms of Toshibas Infinix-i systems easily move in any direction,
creating optimal imaging angles and putting clinicians in the ideal position
for radial interventions on either side.”
uses three different Infinix-i systems, including Toshibas Infinix DP-i dual
plane system. Designed to perform both cardiac and vascular procedures in one
room, Infinix DP-i features dual C-arms – one with an 8″ x 8″ flat
panel detector for cardiac and one with a 12″ x 16″ flat panel
detector for peripheral – enabling Harrison
to perform any type of intervention with one system without moving patients
“The Infinix-i is todays most efficient cath lab, relating
to all aspects of cardiac care and working with clinicians to improve patient
diagnosis and treatment,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business
Unit, Toshiba. “Harrison
radial approach to interventions is a perfect example of how Toshibas vascular
X-ray systems are designed for todays healthcare environment, making exams
easier and safer for patients and less costly for the facility.”
About Harrison Medical Center
Founded in 1918, Harrison has evolved from a
small community hospital into the region’s busiest medical center. Our
not-for-profit organization cares for patients from Kitsap, North Mason,
Clallam and Jefferson counties, with locations in Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard, Belfair
and Poulsbo. Harrison boasts an impressive
range of specialties, services and programs, provided by a staff of 2,300 and a
medical staff of 415. Approximately 90 percent of our physicians are
board-certified, a figure that ranks well above the national average.
About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif.,
Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services
diagnostic imaging systems, 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.
Toshiba is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and
electrical products, spanning digital products, such as LCD TVs, notebook
PCs and hard disc drives; electronic devices and components, such as
semiconductors; social infrastructure systems, including power generation
systems, and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a
global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and
annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion).