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Slidell Memorial Hospital Installs Canon Medical's Infinix-i Dual Plane to Support Advanced Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Interventional Procedures


Innovative Angiography System Delivers Industry-Leading Dose Management
Tools as a Part of Slidell's New Patient-Focused Cath Lab

Clinicians at Slidell Memorial Hospital in Slidell, Louisiana now have
access to advanced diagnostic imaging to help them maximize flexibility,
minimize exposure and optimize image quality during interventional
procedures thanks to the recent installation of Canon
system. Slidell Memorial Hospital is using the Infinix-i
Dual-Plane for a variety of procedures, including coronary and
peripheral vascular interventional procedures, like lower extremity

The Infinix-i Dual-Plane offers unmatched versatility for performing
cardiac and vascular procedures in the same room. The system also
delivers high-quality imaging and includes two different panel
options—an 8x8 cardiac panel and a 12x16 peripheral panel—so that
physicians can achieve the angles they need for the images they want.
Exclusive, advanced software applications enable clinicians to maximize
system capabilities for performing a wide range of procedures with
confidence and precision.

"The Infinix-i Dual-Plane system enable our shared lab to perform
peripheral and cardiac procedures in the same room without compromising
quality," said Dr. Vasanth Bethala, medical director and chairman of
cardiology, Slidell Memorial Hospital. "The system has a large field of
view with high-quality, fast image capture, which means I can get the
images I need for peripheral interventions with fewer contrast
injections. And for coronary interventions, I am able to capture
high-quality images which allow me to see smaller vessels in greater

Based on a design commitment to delivering the highest possible image
quality at the lowest possible dose, the system incorporates
industry-leading dose management tools.

"We designed the Infinix-i Dual-Plane as an imaging solution to address
our customers' need for flexibility. With a customizable setup and two
dedicated C-arms, the system delivers superb versatility, without
sacrificing quality," said Satrajit Misra, vice president, Marketing and
Strategic Development, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

The Infinix-i Dual-Plane system is part of the opening of Slidell's
third cath lab, which has been designed for the best possible patient
experience. In addition to the Infinix-i Dual-Plane, the lab features
specialized mood lighting and music to help calm patients undergoing
procedures and testing in the room. This May, Slidell Memorial Hospital,
recognized for their patient-centered culture, brought together
community leaders to celebrate the installation of the Infinix™-i
from Canon
Medical Systems USA, Inc.
for a special
ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion.

About Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc., headquartered in Tustin, Calif.,
markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular
systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and interventional X-ray
equipment. For more information, visit Canon Medical Systems' website at

About Canon Medical Systems Corporation

Canon Medical Systems Corporation develops and manufactures diagnostic
imaging systems including CT, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray systems and
clinical laboratory systems and provides them to around 140 countries
and regions around the world, offering technology that provides faster
diagnosis and early treatment. Under the slogan "Made for Life" (Made
for Partnerships, Made for Patients, Made for You.), Canon Medical
Systems is making positive contributions toward hospital management, and
provides a range of patient-friendly healthcare systems and services,
continuing its long tradition of contributing to healthcare.

Infinix-i Dual Plane is a trademark of Canon Medical Systems Corporation.

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