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 News Release - November 30, 2006

Toshiba Demonstrates State-of-the-Art X-Ray System Offerings with DR at RSNA 2006

Popular T.Rad-PLUS Digital and Kalare Systems to Be Displayed

CHICAGO--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. today announced it will demonstrate two of its state-of-the-art X-ray systems featuring Digital Radiography (DR) technology at this year's Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Toshiba booth #1129, located in South Building, Hall A.

As part of the demonstration, Toshiba will display its innovative DR technologies, including the popular T.Rad-PLUS(TM) Digital and Kalare(TM) systems. Both systems utilize a removable DR panel and allow clinicians the flexibility to obtain images from virtually any position without moving the patient. The enhancements improve patient comfort and result in faster exams - supporting today's imaging needs by handling ambulatory, wheel chair and stretcher patients.

"With multiple prepackaged configurations and more standard features, our DR X-ray offerings provide clinicians with the tools necessary to obtain high-quality images, while improving exam efficiency and delivering excellent patient care," said Robert Micer, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. "Both the T.Rad-PLUS Digital and Kalare are designed to cost-effectively meet clinicians' current and future needs by providing conventional and Digital Radiography products that ensure high value and state-of-the-art performance for years to come."

T.Rad-Plus - A Fast, Affordable Path to Digital

Designed for maximum flexibility, the ceiling-mounted T.Rad system with portable DR panel is built with independently moving components, and features a 700 lb. table weight capacity and color touch-screen control panel for tableside operation. Toshiba's T.RAD-Plus Digital brings together digital technology with productivity solutions to help overcome the everyday challenges facing today's radiography departments. In all applications, clinicians get high-resolution images displayed instantly with seamless DICOM integration for a more efficient working environment. Through digital efficiency and accuracy, this new system offers many advantages, including:
  • Faster exams resulting in increased throughput and productivity;
  • Wide dynamic range resulting in greater visualization of bone and soft tissue from the same study;
  • Fewer retakes due to instantaneous image preview and wide dynamic range;
  • Significant savings through the elimination of film and film-handling costs; and
  • Seamless integration into PACS networks for optimized workflow.
The Feature-Rich Kalare System

The Kalare R&F system is designed to meet the needs of busy facilities and incorporates a portable DR panel, creating a 100 percent filmless system that works like two, and improves the utility of one room. Kalare expands general R&F and interventional radiology capabilities to help clinicians perform more exams with ease, comfort and speed. Its feature-rich, comprehensive configuration positively impacts productivity, resource allocation, asset utilization and clinical outcomes.

Features include the latest EPS-Plus(TM) Digital Imaging System - an all-digital processing system designed to shorten exam times and reduce the costs of film, handling and storage associated with conventional R&F fluoroscopic procedures.

The EPS-Plus in combination with the removable DR panel and its workstation increases access to fluoroscopic and radiographic images, and speeds critical information to the point-of-care.

About Toshiba

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., 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. For more information, visit

T.Rad-PLUS(TM) Digital and Kalare(TM) are trademarks of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.

Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems

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