Toshiba makes complex interventions easier with 3D roadmapping

December 1, 2010

A navigation system from Toshiba America Medical Systems has made complex interventions a little simpler.

A navigation system from Toshiba America Medical Systems has made complex interventions a little simpler. 

Volume Navigation 3D roadmapping, which is available only as an option on Toshiba’s Infinix-i five-axis vascular x-ray systems, better visualizes the key steps of interventional procedures, such as the deployment of coils during intervention on a cerebral aneurysm. It then makes sure that changes in table positioning are reflected in the overlay of images. The system does this by linking the movements of Infinix components with fused 3D and fluoroscopic display, automatically aligning 3D overlays with the fluoroscopic images.

Volume Navigation is particularly helpful for procedures on intricate vascular regions, such as the brain, uterus, and abdomen, according to the company.

The system offers two display modes and three manual adjustments. Among its tools are simultaneous 2D roadmap and 3D roadmap displays on separate monitors, enhanced visualization of wires and other interventional devices, and better visualization of complex arteriovenous malformation shunt vessels.