Toshiba America Medical Systems, a provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems, has expanded its x-ray product portfolio, with the introduction of the new Ultimax-i FPD multipurpose system.

The multipurpose system was developed to conduct complex procedures by providing routine angiography lab capabilities within an existing R&F space.

It is designed to efficiently use the space providers have to safely diagnose and treat all patients, without the need for a major renovation.

The system has the capability to accommodate up to 500lb, with a wide and high-capacity table to comfortably image a range of patients.

The Ultimax-i FPD system has full-spectrum detection on a flat-panel detector with corner-to-corner and 43cm x 43cm coverage for high-resolution imaging.

In addition, the large, flat-panel detector helps reduce dose by limiting areas of anatomy receiving unnecessarily repeated radiation exposure, providing safer exams.

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"With Ultimax-i FPD, healthcare providers don’t have to sacrifice on advanced imaging technology, allowing them to deliver better patient care."

Toshiba x-ray vascular business unit director Bill Newsom said: "At Toshiba, we believe hospitals shouldn’t have to endure costly construction to renovate smaller existing R&F rooms or delay a system upgrade to expand their imaging capabilities.

"With Ultimax-i FPD, healthcare providers don’t have to sacrifice on advanced imaging technology, allowing them to deliver better patient care and achieve the triple aim of reform."

The company will exhibit the Ultimax-i FPD multipurpose system at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, which will be held from 29 November – 4 December.

In June, the company partnered with Merge Healthcare to provide new solutions for cardiology and hemodynamics.

Under the deal, Merge’s cardiology PACS and haemodynamic monitoring solutions will be integrated with the Toshiba portfolio of vascular x-ray systems.

Toshiba will use Merge’s Best in KLAS Merge hemo real-time documentation tool and Merge cardio system.

Image: Toshiba’s Ultimax-i FPD multipurpose system. Photo: courtesy of Toshiba America Medical Systems.