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 News Release - June 22, 2006

Indiana University Hospital Medical Center Acquires Multipurpose X-Ray Systems

New Systems to Expand Capabilities and Enhance Patient Benefits

TUSTIN, Calif.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--June 22, 2006--Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. (TAMS) today announced that Indiana University (IU) Hospital recently installed two Ultimax(TM) multipurpose all-digital X-ray systems, expanding the hospital's procedural capacity. IU Hospital is the national leader in performing ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) procedures and the Ultimax system provides clinicians an unprecedented level of clinical flexibility due to its efficiency and advanced ergonomic design.

"Our goal was to develop a nationally recognized gastroenterology program at IU Hospital, and we recognized early on that this would require continued investment in state-of-the-aRT Technology to complement our advanced research and training programs," said Glen Lehman, M.D., professor of medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine. "Our clinicians have a high degree of trust in diagnostic procedures performed using our new Ultimax system and the system's ability to quickly and accurately diagnose gastrointestinal issues using non-invasive techniques."

The Ultimax is an advanced multipurpose X-ray system used primarily in gastrointestinal and digestive system examinations and features innovative technology that supports diagnostic and interventional application versatility, enhances imaging capabilities and streamlines workflow. It also features system technology that maximizes productivity through rapid positioning capabilities and multitasking operations.

According to Don Volz, director, X-ray Business Unit at Toshiba, the volume of ERCP procedures handled by IU Hospital makes it an ideal setting to fully leverage the Ultimax's robust capabilities. "Clinicians at IU perform more than 2,500 cases per year and installation of both Ultimax systems will dramatically improve their workflow and patient throughput, while ensuring patient comfort and satisfaction," said Volz.

About Indiana University Hospital

Indiana University Hospital and Outpatient Center is a teaching hospital affiliated with the IU School of Medicine and a part of Clarian Health Partners. The physicians and other health professionals at this facility see patients with complex health problems including pulmonary diseases, organ failure, all cancers and neurological disorders including Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases. The physicians at IU Hospital are faculty members of the IU School of Medicine; their expertise is based on the transfer of research discoveries to clinical trials and into accepted practice. IU Hospital is connected to the IU Cancer Center, a part of the NCI-designated clinical cancer center at Indiana University. In 2004, Clarian became Indiana's first magnet hospital system. Clarian Health Partners Inc. operates the Methodist Hospital, Indiana University Hospital and Riley Hospital campuses as a single hospital under Indiana law.

About Toshiba America Medical Systems

With headquarters in Tustin, Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., an independent group company of Toshiba Corp., is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, Cath & EP Labs, X-ray, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. Toshiba has approximately 161,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $54 billion.

Ultimax is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corp.


Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems

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