Patients at Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC), based in Houma, La., will have access to safe, high-quality interventional cardiac exams with the installation of Toshiba Medical’s Infinix-i Sky +. The first healthcare provider in the United States to install the unit, TGMC aim’s to leverage the system’s flexibility and high-quality imaging to perform a wide array of procedures.
“Innovative imaging technology like the Infinix-i Sky + helps us provide the best possible patient care by making the types of procedures we perform safer,” says Peter Fail, MD, director of cardiac catheterization laboratories and interventional research at Terrebonne General Medical Center and Cardiovascular Institute of the South. “The system’s dramatic improvements in visualization, including its large flat panel detector and wide display screen, streamline workflow and help us treat patients quickly and safely.”
TGMC is using the Infinix-i Sky + for a variety of interventional procedures including transcatheter aortic valve replacement, peripheral vascular surgeries, appendage applications, and hybrid coronary bypass/stenting procedures. The ceiling-mounted system features a double sliding C-arm that allows the C-arm to be positioned in more ways to help doctors increase coverage, speed, and patient access. The system’s 12” x 16” flat panel can be positioned above or below the patient, offering physicians increased flexibility for procedures that require additional space, and its low contrast imaging capabilities.
The Infinix-i Sky + also incorporates an extensive set of automated and user-selectable dose management tools, designed to help clinicians reduce x-ray exposure. This includes technology like the Dose Tracking system that estimates peak skin dose exposure in real time.
“We developed the Infinix-i Sky + to meet our customers’ clinical needs for high quality imaging that doesn’t sacrifice efficiency or safety,” says Satrajit Misra, vice president of marketing and strategic development at Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. “The Infinix-i Sky + provides premium flexibility, speed, and 3D coverage for the whole-body, without moving the patient or table. This enables TGMC to continue to offer premium patient care no matter the clinical situation.”
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