Toshiba America Medical Systems has announced the release of its new Infinix 4DCT, which integrates interventional radiology (IR) and computed tomography (CT) into one solution. The company aims to advance the field of minimally invasive procedures with the Infinix 4DCT and improve workflow, accuracy, and safety for clinicians. With this combination of technologies, Toshiba hopes that healthcare providers will be able to plan, treat, and verify in a single clinical setting for better patient care, rather than transferring patients between departments, risking infection, and dragging out procedure times.

Toshiba says its Infinix 4DCT maximizes the full potential of IR and CT systems to deliver real-time CT images during interventions instead of CT-like images. The system uses SUREGuidance technology (pending 510(k) clearance), which allows for seamless and automatic transition between modalities. According to Toshiba’s announcement, clinicians using this system can perform CT and interventional procedures within the same room and verify treatment success immediately after procedures.

The company reports that, clinically, the system improves workflow of oncology and cardiac procedures, providing interventionalists with CT images of liver tumors and producing more precise views of the heart and stent placements. Clinicians can also adjust the procedure with real-time studies instead of relying on CT images taken at an earlier time.

“Given the choice, most physicians would want real-time CT images versus CT-like images during complex, minimally invasive procedures,” said David Sloop, director, x-ray vascular business unit, Toshiba. “With the Infinix 4DCT, physicians no longer have to settle; for the first time, they have a seamlessly integrated IR and CT product to improve patient care.”

Toshiba announced that it would be exhibiting the Infinix 4DCT at the 2015 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Feb. 28 – Mar. 5, (Booth #1244). More information about the Infinix 4DCT system, which is FDA cleared with the Infinix Elite and AquilionTM ONE ViSION Edition, may be found on the Toshiba Medical Systems website.