For five-axis cardiovascular x-ray line

Toshiba America Medical Systems has introduced the CAT-880B, a new hybrid catheterization table, for its five-axis Infinix-i cardiovascular X-ray line. Toshiba will feature the new hybrid table at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, held in Chicago.

The new integrated hybrid catheterization table offers head-to-toe tilting and side-to-side cradling to meet the needs of both interventionalists and surgeons during hybrid intervention. Combining the new table with the unparalleled patient access and coverage achieved by Toshiba’s Infinix-i five-axis X-ray systems creates a best-in-class hybrid lab unmatched in the industry.

The new hybrid catheterization table features a 550-pound table weight limit, making this table ideal for a range of patients, from pediatric to bariatric.

The table also allows for angulations of up to 16 degrees in all four directions and offers the lowest table-top height of any catheterization table in the industry. The 75cm table height is particularly important for open surgical procedures, as it provides ultimate patient access and physician comfort, regardless of the procedure being performed.

With the new table, Toshiba’s Infinix-i five-axis X-ray systems are designed to accommodate endovascular catheter based techniques, open surgical settings or a combined hybrid approach, for procedures including hypoplastic left heart syndrome and intraoperative stent therapy.

Robert Micer, director of X-ray vascular business unit at Toshiba, said: “Patient access is critical for endovascular, open surgical or hybrid cath lab procedures because it allows physicians to complete the exam more easily and more comfortably. The CAT-880B hybrid catheterization table is designed to create the ideal hybrid cath lab when combined with our Infinix-i five-axis X-ray systems.”