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 News Release - September 14, 2011

Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE Helps Diagnose Stroke and Cardiovascular Conditions Faster, More Accurately in the ED

Benefits of Advanced Ultra Helical CT Scanning, Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction and Other Features of Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE to Be Highlighted at the ASER Annual Meeting

MIAMI--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- Since fast and accurate detection of potential conditions in the head, chest and abdomen can save lives in a hospital’s emergency department (ED), clinicians need cutting-edge CT technology to evaluate patients. To demonstrate the effectiveness of advanced CT imaging in the ED, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., will highlight its AquilionTM ONE CT system at the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) conference, Sept. 14–17, 2011, in Miami.

Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE dynamic volume CT system can capture the entire heart or brain in one rotation and covers up to 16 cm of anatomy using 320 ultra-high-resolution 0.5 mm detector elements. The system can also show an organ’s dynamic blood flow and real-time function. With the Aquilion ONE’s 160-detector row ultra helical scan mode, the entire chest, abdomen and pelvis can be imaged in fewer than five seconds, 2.5 times faster than 64-detector row imaging. This ultra helical scanning mode produces significantly fewer motion artifacts and provides clinicians with high-quality images for accurate diagnoses.

The Aquilion ONE also features numerous technologies that limit radiation dose to make CT imaging safer for patients. Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction (AIDR) software intuitively improves the image by removing noise until the optimal image is produced. Additional dose reduction technologies on the Aquilion ONE include Target CTA, SUREExposureTM, SUREExposure Pediatric, QDS and Boost3D®.

“Toshiba understands that ED physicians are in critical situations, needing to diagnose and treat life-threatening conditions such as heart attack and stroke within minutes,” said Joseph Cooper, director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “The Aquilion ONE can produce high-quality images quickly, reducing exam times and the need for duplicative tests and invasive procedures.”

Also at ASER, Erin Angel, PhD, clinical sciences manager, CT, Toshiba America Medical Systems, will conduct a breakfast presentation titled “Learn How Aquilion CT Technology Helps to Manage Radiation Dose in Your Emergency Department.” The presentation will be held on September 15, 7:15 a.m.–7:45 a.m., at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Fla.

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.

About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning digital products, such as LCD TVs, notebook PCs and hard disc drives; electronic devices and components, such as semiconductors; social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion).


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