Toshiba America Medical Systems is planning to debut its Infinix VF-i bi-plane vascular X-ray system with dual 12" x 12" mid-sized flat panel detectors to increase flexibility and diagnostic capabilities, especially in neuro and pediatric imaging.

Toshiba said that the dual 12" x 12" mid-sized flat panel detectors provide clinicians with the ability to obtain critical variations in angle combinations while providing better coverage during bi-plane neuro and vascular procedures on a broad range of patients, including pediatric.

The wider field of view offered by the 12" x 12" flat panel detectors is ideal for cerebral examinations, full body imaging and device implantation and the mid-sized design provides twice the anatomical coverage in a single view than smaller flat panel detectors.

The flexibility of the VF-i bi-plane system offers patient access with a floor-mounted C-arm five-axis positioner, allowing for head-to-toe and fingertip-to-fingertip coverage.

Toshiba said that the freely moving components, ergonomically friendly design and five-axis positioner enable clinicians to obtain optimal angles for diagnosis and interventional procedures without repositioning the patient.

The Infinix-i digital processor is newly updated with an improved GUI and operating system software and the processor upgrade also provides Toshiba’s Volume Navigation, a new 3D roadmapping technique currently available on all configurations of the multi-axis positioner, and soon to be released for all Infinix-i configurations.

Toshiba Marketing and Strategic Development vice president Doug Ryan said that the design of the Infinix VF-i bi-plane with mid-sized flat panel detectors makes it the optimal system for neuro and pediatric imaging.

"This system is an example of Toshiba’s commitment to designing innovative technology to help clinicians accurately diagnose and treat patients while also improving workflow and collaboration during procedures through better patient access," Ryan said.