Toshiba bolsters alliance with SUNY in Buffalo

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Toshiba America Medical Systems is expanding its relationship with the State University of New York at Buffalo.

The pair has maintained an ongoing relationship through the Toshiba Stroke Research Center. Now a second research suite at the facility will be equipped with Toshiba's angiographic x-ray system - the Infinix VS-i.

Toshiba says two of the key areas of research at the center include image optimization and radiation dose reduction. Researchers use Toshiba's imaging equipment to view real-time x-ray of blood vessels as small as 0.3 mm in diameter and watch video monitors to guide catheters through the body's blood vessels. According to L. Nelson Hopkins, MD, director of Toshiba Stroke Research Center, research areas will further include hemodynamics to study how blood flows within blood vessels and further refine surgical techniques using the angiographic x-ray system.

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the No. 1 cause of adult disability in the U.S. today.