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St Luke’s Lakeside Opts For Toshiba Imaging Equipment

St Luke's Lakeside Hospital of the Woodlands, Texas, has selected Toshiba America Medical Systems (Toshiba), to provide magnetic resonance (MR), ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), X-ray and vascular equipment for its newly built surgical hospital.

St Luke’s Lakeside is a collaboration between St Luke’s Episcopal Health System and area cardiovascular and orthopedic/spine specialists. With a focus on providing comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care, physicians seeked the latest in medical imaging technology for the six surgical suites and three cardiac catheterization labs, said Toshiba.

To meet its imaging needs, St Luke’s Lakeside has installed Toshiba’s Vantage Titan MR system, Aplio Artida ultrasound system, Aquilion CX CT system, two Infinix-i cath labs and a Kalare R&F system. For its orthopedic procedures, St Luke’s Lakeside has chosen the Titan MR and Kalare R&F system. To address its cardiovascular needs, it has selected the Aplio Artida, Infinix-i and the Aquilion CX.

The company said that using Artida’s real-time, multi-planar reformatting capabilities, physicians can assess global and regional left ventricle (LV) function, including volumetric LV ejection fraction. Arbitrary views of the heart, not available in 2D imaging, are also obtained to help with surgical planning. The 3D Wall Motion Tracking features allow the user to obtain angle-independent, global and regional information about myocardial contraction.

The design of the Infinix VF-i/SP, featuring the floor mounted five-axis C-arm, allows for versatile, fast movement for patient access; providing head-to-toe and fingertip-to-fingertip coverage during critical procedures.

The Aquilion CX is a 64-detector row CT system featuring faster reconstruction standards with up to 28 images per second, the company’s Quantum Advantage detector technology and a patient couch that can accommodate up to 660 lbs, making it ideal for bariatric as well as cardiovascular imaging, said the company.