Peoria, Ill.-based UnityPoint Health Methodist has procured the Infinix-i 4D CT system from Toshiba Medical (a Canon Group company)—a move that is enabling the hospital to offer faster interventional radiology (IR) and oncology procedures. In fact, Methodist is utilizing the system to perform a wide range of interventional procedures, such as tumor therapy, embolization, arterial interventions, dialysis, and stent placement.
“We were looking for a hybrid lab to help us provide efficient care to our patients while prioritizing patient safety, and the Infinix-i 4D CT’s unique combination of the interventional lab and CT allows us to plan and treat in one room without moving the patient,” says Jan Namyslowski, MD, interventional radiologist, UnityPoint Health.
“This allows us to avoid transferring patients between imaging areas, which may increase exam times. Additionally, the dose management tools have been tremendous in reducing exposure to our patients and staff, making procedures even safer,” Namyslowski adds.
The Infinix-i 4D CT integrates IR and CT technology into one solution, and with real CT imaging available on demand with Toshiba Medical’s Aquilion PRIME, the system can help clinicians improve their workflow, and prioritize patient safety during an array of interventional procedures. The Infinix-i 4D CT offers clinicians high-quality imaging as well as the precision and flexibility needed during intervention, in addition to a suite of dose management features like Toshiba Medical’s AIDR 3D and Dose Tracking System.
“We design all of our imaging technology with patients in mind so that our customers can focus on delivering better outcomes,” says Satrajit Misra, vice president, marketing and strategic development, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. “The hybrid system combining IR and CT together in one room allows providers like UnityPoint Health to instantly verify intervention, potentially reducing time-to and time-of procedure.”