Achieve success
with radial access.

It’s time for a new approach.

Introduced in the late 1980's1, the radial approach to cardiac catheterization is increasingly replacing the femoral approach for use with both diagnostic and interventional procedures. Advances in technique and technology have led to radial use in over 50 percent of all procedures worldwide and recent healthcare legislation requiring improved outcomes with lower costs have positioned it for rapid acceptance in the U.S.

Clinical Care

Your radial move
made easy with Infinix-i Core +.

Implementation of the radial approach in cardiac catheterization requires the use of the proper equipment and entails a moderate learning curve. With its innovative multi-axis C-arm, Canon Medical Systems’ Infinix-i Core + is ideally suited to accommodate easy radial access.

  • High-definition, flat panel detectors and image processing capabilities deliver exceptional accuracy for performing radial procedures
  • Ease of positioning accommodates right- or left-handed clinicians as well as individual clinician preferences
  • Compact controls with tactile response allow practitioners to focus more on patients and images
Transradial Procedure-Infinix-i Core +

“For all the radial procedures that are done at our hospital we always try to use the Toshiba medical lab first and foremost, primarily because of its flexibility”

-Chris McClish, MD
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital

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Clinical Images

Advancing image quality

The Infinix-i Core +’s Digital Processor utilizes Advanced Image Processing (AIP) technology to work in concert with the system’s components to provide real time processing capabilities. The result is a high resolution distortion-free image with uniform brightness; furthermore AIP reduces image noise and achieves virtually no visible lag to enhance overall image visualization.

Proven Benefits

Improving patient care.

  • An extensive array of both automatic and manual dose management tools minimize patient dose while maximizing image quality
  • Compared with the femoral approach, the radial cardiac catheterization significantly reduces the incidence of bleeding and other vascular complications.2

Reducing healthcare costs

  • Studies have documented a reduction in recovery time from 2-6 hours to 1-2 hours3, leading to shorter hospital stays for a savings of 10 to 40 percent for every procedure
  • Savings of approximately $290 per case have been reported resulting from reduced bed costs—including nursing utilization—and lower pharmacy costs4
  • Fewer blood transfusion requirements as a result of less access site bleeding associated with the femoral approach5
  • A randomized study of patients undergoing PCI for ACS had post-procedural reduction of length of stay of approximately 1.5 days and reduction of hospital expenses of over $2900 per event by utilizing the transradial approach6

1, 4, 6 Rao, Sunil V. "The Transradial Approach to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 55.20 (May 18, 2010): 2187-95.
2, 5 Vavalle, John P. "The Impact of Radial Access on PCI Complications." Cardiac Interventions 4.2 (March/April 2010): 34-37.
3 Roussanov, Oleg. "Cost-Effectiveness of the Radial versus Femoral Artery Approach to Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization." The Journal of Invasive Cardiology 19.8 (August 1, 2007)

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