Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has installed Toshiba America Medical System's Infinix CC-i cardiac imaging system and the Maquet OR table to form its new hybrid operating room (OR) suite.

The Infinix CC-i is a ceiling-mounted, triple-axis system which enables to achieve interventional examinations with an unrestricted range and smoothness of movement and can be utilised to help guide catheters, effectively place devices or perform less-invasive repairs, resulting in shorter procedure times with better overall outcomes.

Combining the Infinix CC-i’s image quality and range of movement with the versatility of the Maquet OR table creates the ideal hybrid OR lab where both surgeons and interventionalists have optimal access to patients.

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota will use its new hybrid OR lab suite for a range of complex interventional and open surgical procedures including angiograms to complex hypoplastic heart procedures.

Toshiba has partnered with surgical table manufacturer Maquet to provide hospitals with more versatility and a smooth transition from endovascular imaging to surgical intervention on a single system.

The Maquet OR table provides interchangeable tabletops, optimising asset utilisation of the specialised OR suites when combined with Toshiba’s Infinix CC-i or VC-i systems.

Toshiba Marketing and Strategic Development vice president Doug Ryan said in hybrid ORs, everything from stent implementation and post-procedure angiograms to open heart surgery can be performed in the same setting.

"Toshiba’s Infinix-i imaging systems and Maquet’s OR table provide the ultimate flexibility for clinicians to quickly and easily access both the patient and ancillary equipment," Ryan said.

Additionally, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota installed Toshiba’s Infinix VF-i bi-plane with two 12" x 12" flat panel detectors to perform traditional pediatric cardiac diagnostic and interventional procedures.