Ochsner Medical Center, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, has added new equipment from Toshiba America Medical Systems to further improve patient safety and comfort in interventional cardiology.

The hospital has installed a new hybrid OR suite and an Infinix DP-i cardiovascular X-ray system to conduct transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and other coronary and peripheral procedures.

The Infinix DP-i is designed to perform vascular, neuro and cardiovascular procedures, allowing clinicians to treat a variety of patients. The systems include high-resolution flat-panel detectors.

Toshiba’s Infinix DP-i enables physicians to deliver faster exams and provide more patient-focused care. Its flexibility with two C-arms optimises room utilisation and makes it easy to switch from one to the other during a single procedure.

Ochsner Medical Center interventional cardiology section head and cardiac catheterisation laboratory co-director Dr Tyrone Collins said that when the hospital was considering expanding its cardiovascular capabilities and adding a new Toshiba hybrid OR suite, there was no question about the technology that best met its needs.

"Toshiba’s cardiovascular X-ray system design provides unmatched flexibility with better access to the patient, and the ability to record and archive images," Dr Collins added.

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"Toshiba’s cardiovascular X-ray system design provides unmatched flexibility with better access to the patient, and the ability to record and archive images."

"As a long-time partner of Toshiba, we particularly value the company’s service and support approach."

The hospital also uses Toshiba’s CAT-880B hybrid catheterisation table in its hybrid OR lab to support endovascular as well as open surgical interventions.

Toshiba X-ray vascular business unit director David Sloop said that the Infinix-i was designed to offer unparalleled access to the patient, ensuring clinicians are in optimal ergonomic orientation during any procedure.

"Combined with dose management optimisation technologies such as Next Generation AIP, the system allows providers to improve visualisation and quickly and accurately diagnose and treat patients safely," Sloop added.

Ochsner Health System is a non-profit, academic, multi-speciality healthcare delivery system. It employs more than 14,000 employees, over 900 physicians in more than 90 medical specialities and subspecialities and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually.