Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc, Tustin, Calif, recently introduced its Ultimax-i FPD multipurpose x-ray system. Designed with a small footprint, the system can install adjacent to back walls to improve patient access and allow for more complex procedures by providing routine angiography lab capabilities within an existing R&F space.

According to Toshiba, the Ultimax-i FPD system has a tilting C-arm and was created to efficiently use the space providers have to safely diagnose and treat all patients, without the need for major renovation. The multipurpose system can accommodate up to 500 pounds with a wide, high-capacity table to comfortably image a range of patients. The system includes full-spectrum detection on a flat-panel detector with corner-to-corner, and 43 cm x 43 cm coverage for high-resolution imaging. The company notes that this large, flat-panel detector also helps reduce dose by limiting areas of anatomy receiving unnecessarily repeated radiation exposure, and thus results in safer exams.

“At Toshiba, we believe hospitals shouldn’t have to endure costly construction to renovate smaller existing R&F rooms or delay a system upgrade to expand their imaging capabilities,” said Bill Newsom, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “With Ultimax-i FPD, healthcare providers don’t have to sacrifice on advanced imaging technology, allowing them to deliver better patient care and achieve the Triple Aim of reform.”

Toshiba reports that the company will showcase the Ultimax-i FPD multipurpose system at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, November 29–December 4, 2015 at booth #7336 in North Hall.

For more information about the Ultimax-i FPD multipurpose x-ray system, visit the Toshiba America Medical Systems website.