Summa Akron City Hospital Advances Patient Care with Toshiba Imaging Systems

Aquilion ONE CT and Infinix-i Cardiovascular X-ray Improve Treatment Planning, Intervention and Safety

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As a level-one trauma and accredited stroke center, time is critical at Summa Health System’s Akron City Hospital, located in Akron, Ohio. To provide the highest level of patient care, the hospital installed an Aquilion ONE CT scanner and Infinix-i bi-plane cardiovascular X-ray from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

The Aquilion ONE, located in Summa Akron City Hospital’s Emergency Department, can image an entire brain or heart in one rotation, expediting the detection of a heart attack or stroke by covering up to 16 cm of anatomy using 320 ultra-high resolution, 0.5 mm detector elements (640 unique slices). The system also enhances patient safety with Toshiba’s most advanced radiation dose reduction software, AIDR 3D.

“The Aquilion ONE provides beautiful images, enabling our physicians to pinpoint disease or trauma quickly,” said Daniel A. Finelli, MD, FACR, chairman, Department of Radiology, Summa Health System. “The system’s speed and ability to capture an image of the entire heart or brain in one rotation dramatically improves the emergent evaluation of stroke and cardiac conditions, leading to better treatment and improved outcomes.”

The Infinix-i bi-plane cardiovascular X-ray system, located in Summa Akron City Hospital’s radiology department, allows for unrestricted patient access. When combined with Toshiba’s proprietary Next Generation Advanced Image Processing (AIP) and comprehensive dynamic radiation dose reduction package, the Infinix-i improves visualization and tableside dose management. The system also has a 60-inch, high-resolution flat panel display with multiple configurations.

“The Infinix-i bi-plane allows superior visualization of microcatheter devices, microwires and coils. The system’s flexibilities enable our team to conduct basic and advanced neurointerventional and body interventional work,” continued Finelli.

“Aquilion ONE and Infinix-i are well suited to improve diagnoses and therapies for Summa Akron City Hospital’s new emergency department and growing neurosciences program,” said Nancy Gillen, vice president, Marketing, Toshiba. “Toshiba works with leading healthcare facilities to evaluate clinical needs and implement advanced imaging technologies for greater patient safety across exams.”

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at .

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation’s web site at .

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba’s website at .

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