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CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MASEP Infini, an innovator in global medical technology, and Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles today announced that Good Samaritan Hospital has acquired the Infini™ gamma ray radiosurgery system for its radiosurgery center. With this acquisition, Good Samaritan becomes the first hospital in the United States to offer its patients the latest generation noninvasive treatment for brain disorders in the form of the Infini™ system that combines advanced Treatment Planning Software with patented Rotary Focusing Technology. This combination allows MASEP Infini to provide clinicians with state-of-the-art radiosurgery systems at reduced life cycle costs.
"After a long technical review of existing technology, we found the Infini™ system met our strict standards for the care of patients with neurological disorders that require sophisticated and highly precise clinical intervention," stated Ching Chen, PhD, physicist at Good Samaritan Hospital. "The robust software system provides unmatched precision for treatment delivery, even for the most complex cases."
The Infini™ gamma ray stereotactic radiosurgery system received FDA 510(k) clearance in March 2011. It is a high-tech system with automatic features and unparalleled dose-sculpturing abilities. Stereotactic gamma ray radiosurgery focuses radiation on specific areas of the brain to treat tumors and malformations.
"The Infini™ system automates treatment delivery, which provides physicians with outstanding tools to offer the most accurate therapeutic interventions," said Bruce Meredith, VP of MASEP Infini. "Physicians treating patients with brain disorders do not want to expose brain tissue to unnecessary radiation. That's why using multipurpose radiation equipment on brain patients is not the optimal choice."
Brain tumors affect about 190,000 Americans a year and with over 100 different types of brain tumors, finding the most effective treatment requires expert medical care and state-of-the-art medical equipment. Brain tumors represent a significant burden to the healthcare system and can devastate the lives of patients and their families. Gamma ray radiosurgery is a safe, effective, and non-surgical approach for the treatment of certain types of brain tumors.
Good Samaritan Hospital is committed to providing state-of-the-art radiosurgical treatment to its patients.
First opened in 1885, Good Samaritan Hospital is a 408-bed tertiary care facility offering some of the most comprehensive care in Los Angeles. Good Samaritan Hospital offers a full range of medical care including its premier programs for cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and neonatology intensive care, oncology, ophthalmology, lithotripsy for kidney stones, transfusion-free medicine and surgery, and advanced imaging services. Good Samaritan was a pioneer in radiosurgery when it installed a Gamma Knife® in 1991. Since then, the hospital has performed over 2,800 cases.
For more information visit www.goodsam.org.
MASEP Infini is a company specializing in innovative approaches in order to bring life-saving technologies to more patients by offering cost-effective solutions that do not compromise therapeutic safety or efficacy. MASEP Infini is based in City of Industry, California and is focused on stereotactic gamma ray radiosurgery. It is currently moving manufacturing from Asia to the United States.