TGMC installs third Toshiba Infinix DP-i system with Next Generation Advanced Image Processing

August 18, 2017

In 2009, TGMC performed approximately 1,160 peripheral interventions, and that number continues to grow. With PVD, blockages can occur when deposits build up in the inner linings of the artery walls and restrict blood circulation leading to the legs and feet. Eventually, blockages in the limbs can turn into limb ischemia, which can result in gangrene, nonhealing wounds and eventually, amputation. Diabetics, a patient population on the rise at TGMC, are at particular risk for limb ischemia and amputations, since impaired circulation is one of the complications associated with diabetes. Using the Infinix DP-i, TGMC clinicians can access the patient from either side of the table, which is especially useful in limb salvage cases where ischemia could be present in one or more limbs.

"TGMC specializes in limb salvage cases, and the Infinix DP-i's high quality images help us assess the severity of the condition, develop a roadmap for treatment and aid during intervention," explained Dr. Craig Walker, MD, interventional cardiologist at Terrebonne General Medical Center, and founder, president, and medical director of Cardiovascular Institute of the South. "From a clinical standpoint, if the condition is identified early, monitored and treated properly, the limb may be salvageable in many cases. The images acquired using the Infinix DP-i aid us in developing a complete treatment plan to improve these patient outcomes."

"The flexible design of the Infinix DP-i and unprecedented patient access make it ideal for high-volume interventional practices," explained Doug Ryan, vice president, Marketing and Strategic Development, Toshiba. "This system is an example of Toshiba's commitment to designing innovative technology to improve workflow and collaboration during procedures through better patient access."

SOURCE Toshiba America Medical Systems