CARTI first US healthcare provider to install Toshiba CT system


CARTI first US healthcare provider to install Toshiba CT system


Cancer patients at the CARTI Cancer Center now have access to the latest innovation in diagnostic imaging with Toshiba America Medical System’s Infinix 4D CT.

CARTI is the first healthcare provider in the United States to install the Infinix 4D CT and its merging of the Infinix-i angiography system and Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition CT system that may help clinicians improve visualization and work flow, and increase patient safety.

CARTI is using the system for interventional radiology and oncology to plan, treat and verify in a single clinical setting. Real CT imaging available on demand may help interventionalists improve visualization of tumors and feeder vessels, as well as provide whole organ body perfusion, to help them not only plan and treat but also verify their procedures.

For example, CARTI says that during hepatoma embolizations, interventionalists can immediately visualize and confirm that treatment is hitting the right areas with CT, and identify feeder vessels enabling the interventionalists to guide catheters into the vessels with the angiography system’s 3D roadmap. CARTI is also using the system during liver ablations and kyphoplasty procedures, among other applications.

The combination of the interventional lab and CT eliminates the need to transfer patients between departments and allows clinicians to decrease procedure time and maintain patient safety. Toshiba’s third-generation iterative dose reconstruction software, Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D), offers simplified CT dose reduction, while the Infinix has a suite of dose management features including the Dose Tracking System.

The Infinix-i enables clinicians to provide precision and flexibility during intervention with fingertip-to-fingertip and head-to-toe coverage, and enables unprecedented patient access with the Access Halo.

The Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition is capable of capturing an entire organ in one rotation with 640 slices and 16 cm of true anatomical coverage.

“Interventional radiology and oncology is born from innovation, and technology advancements like the Infinix 4D CT create exciting new possibilities and prepare us for the future of care,” said Dr David Hays, director, diagnostic and interventional radiology, CARTI. “For today’s patients, the system makes procedures that were difficult to perform and turns them into manageable cases that are easier, faster and more accurate.”

Bill Newsom, director, X-ray vascular business unit, Toshiba, added: “CARTI is showing how real CT imaging available on demand during interventional procedures may help clinicians to improve clinical work flow, offer anatomical and functional information and reduce procedure time.

They are taking advantage of the numerous clinical applications and leveraging software like Vital’s Liver Segmentation.”

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