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Shimadzu announces 1st U.S. Trinias digital angiography system installation

Shimadzu announces 1st U.S. Trinias digital angiography system installation

Torrance, CA – February 2, 2015 – Shimadzu Medical Systems USA is pleased to announce the first U.S. installation of its Trinias C-12 high performance “cross over” system at First Coast Heart & Vascular Center in Jacksonville, FL. This first North American installation of the Trinias angiographic system was completed by shimadzu dealer/partner CMS Imaging of North Charleston, SC and began operation at the medical center in late January.

The Trinias 12 family of digital angiography  systems (ceiling and floor mounts), which received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510-K clearance in 2014, are designed as a “crossover” room to perform both vascular and or cardiac interventional examinations. At First Coast Heart & Vascular Center, the ceiling mounted Trinias C-12 has been equipped with a 58-inch Eizo 8MP display monitor and a Mennen Hemodynamic system.

Patient safety is at the forefront of the system, with seven radiation dose reduction features to produce high quality images with a minimum of radiation dose exposure. Its SCORE PRO imaging processing technology dramatically enhances fluoroscopic images and provides multiple specialized functions to expedite exam procedures.

First Coast Heart & Vascular Center provides a wide range of cardiac services at eight facilities in three northeast Florida counties. An open house for area medical professionals is planned Thursday, February 5, 2015 showcasing the Trinias installation at First Coast’s state-of-the-art cardiac and vascular treatment center located at 14810 Old St. Augustine Rd, Suite 210, in Jacksonville from 3:30 – 8:00pm.

About Shimadzu

Shimadzu Corporation, founded in 1875 in Kyoto, Japan, is a global provider of medical diagnostic equipment including conventional and digital x-ray systems. Shimadzu Medical Systems USA is headquartered in Torrance, California, with direct operations headquartered in Dallas, Texas. It maintains sales and service offices throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Call 1-800-228-1429 ext. 145 or visit www.shimadzu.com for detailed information.

About CMS Imaging

CMS Imaging, headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, is a leading diagnostic medical imaging equipment solutions and service provider to hospitals, medical centers and physician practices throughout the Southeast. With 27 years of experience and satisfied customers, the company provides full service sales, maintenance and support to healthcare facilities in a five state area including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

State of the Art Cath Lab now open

State of the Art Cath Lab now open

State of the art cathlabFirst Coast Heart and Vascular Center now has it’s own state of the art Cath Lab. First Coast Heart and Vascular Center is one of the few cardiology groups in North Florida to routinely offer transradial cardiac catheterization procedures, and our physicians have been perfecting this procedure for over 13 years. Our physicians are involved with training new physicians and already accredited interventional cardiologists in this technique.

First Coast Heart and Vascular Center opened its office based or outpatient cardiac & vascular cath lab on January 14, 2015. It is a state of the art Cath Lab facility and first system of its kind in the USA. We are honored to have been able to team with Schimadzu to get the latest version of cutting edge equipment that has the most advanced software and imaging system which makes the operator’s job easier, safer and that significantly reduces procedure time, radiation to both patient and operator and the amount of contrast used. the advancement in technology in this system is second to none.

The First Coast Heart and Vascular Center Cath Lab offers not only heart catheterization but also we are able to perform simple angiogram and intervention to most complex peripheral vascular procedures. Such procedures include: Carotid angiogram, renal angiogram, mesenteric angiograms, leg angiogram, abdominal aneurysm angiogram and the same for interventions. We use the latest in interventional technology from simple balloon angioplasty, simple stents to medicated stents, multitude of atherectomy devices including laser. We diagnose and treat all vascular beds from the neck to the feet (arterial or venous).