As part of an overall effort to help clinicians control costs with more effective diagnoses and treatments, Toshiba America Medical Systems introduced new imaging systems at RSNA’s November 2014 meeting. According to Toshiba, its new Infinix 4DCT provides real-time CT images during interventions. The system reportedly improves workflow with its SUREGuidance technology (pending 510(k) clearance) that allows for seamless and automatic transition between modalities. It may save hours of work time, according to Toshiba, by allowing clinicians to perform CT and interventional procedures within the same room, and verify treatment success immediately after procedures.

Toshiba reports that the Infinix 4DCT system is FDA cleared with the Infinix Elite and Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition configuration. It is pending 510(k) clearance for use with the company’s Aquilion PRIME CT system.

“Better health, better healthcare and at a lower cost is the ‘triple aim’ of healthcare reform, and our new product innovations provide solutions that help our customers meet that goal,” said Nancy Gillen, vice president of Marketing and Business Management at Toshiba. “By understanding our customers’ business, we are constantly developing new technologies that facilitate faster and safer diagnoses at lower costs.” 

The company says the other new imaging system it unveiled at RSNA 2014, its Vantage Elan 1.5T MR system (pending 510(k) clearance), has the high image quality and patient comfort features that are typically found on more expensive systems. The Vantage Elan magnet and couch reportedly fit in a footprint of 23 square meters, but still provide good image quality. The system includes the features found on Toshiba’s premium-tier MR systems, such as Pianissimo noise-reduction technology; non-contrast imaging techniques; and the M-Power user interface, designed to improve productivity, simplifying exams with advanced post-processing tools.

For more information about the Infinix 4DCT and Vantage Elan 1.5T MR systems, visit the Toshiba American Medical Systems website.