A Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) patient celebrated her 103rd birthday after a successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure using Toshiba Medical’s Infinix-i interventional x-ray system. A leader in TAVR, GVI has recently performed its 500th procedure.

With diagnostic imaging technology playing a critical role in TAVR, the Infinix-i Biplane with Vital TAVR planning helps provide flexibility and versatilitys, while the Aquilion ONE CT delivers visualization during planning.

“To complete a successful TAVR procedure, a provider needs to image three things clearly—the valve, coronary arteries and the peripheral access—and Toshiba Medical’s Infinix-i can do all of it with significantly less dose to the patient and staff,” says Vijay S. Iyer, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI, medical director of cardiology at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute and associate professor of medicine at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. “Additionally, the dose reduction tools, like spot fluoroscopy, allow us to perform TAVR on elderly patients.”

The Infinix-i Biplane interventional x-ray system’s high-resolution images and flexible design enable physicians to streamline valve replacement procedures, as they can obtain a wide range of imaging angles without repositioning the patient.

“The Toshiba Aquilion ONE CT plays a critical role in TAVR planning,” adds Iyer. “The ability to get excellent high resolution images in a single breath hold with small volume of contrast has been very helpful.”

To help physicians improve their workflow and enable efficient TAVR planning, the Aquilion ONE features wide detector volumetric cardiac capabilities and Toshiba Medical’s adaptive diagnostics technology like the Variable Helical Pitch (vHP), which automatically changes from an ECG-gated to a non-ECG-gated acquisition during a single helical scan.

“A patient’s quality of life and health is at the center of everything we do at Toshiba, and we are committed to developing innovative technology that allows our customers to deliver safe, comfortable, and accurate exams,” says Bill Newsom, director of the interventional x-ray business unit at Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. “From planning to execution, the Infinix-i Biplane system gives physicians the image detail and system flexibility required for planning and performing TAVR procedures, enabling physicians to perform and bring less invasive, efficient and cost-effective treatments to their patients.”

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