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 News Release - November 23, 2010

Toshiba Announces New M-Power User Interface

M-Power User Interface Improves Operational Efficiency and Features Advanced Post Processing Software for More Accurate Diagnosis

TUSTIN, Calif.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- To streamline the imaging process for MR technologists and enable overall exam efficiencies, as well as enhanced diagnoses, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will introduce the advanced M-Power user interface. M-Power is a new user interface that improves technologist efficiency by reducing the number of steps technologists go through during exam set up and features advanced post-processing software. It is currently a works-in-progress and eventually will be available for use on all of Toshiba’s MR systems with an upgrade path for those systems already installed.

Designed to improve ease-of-use for technologists, the new M-Power interface runs the MR system and offers a simple interface for the entire imaging process. M-Power has many new enhanced efficiency tools:
  • Ease of Use - M-Power reduces the number of steps to starting a procedure improving department efficiency. Key parameters have been strategically organized to minimize user searching and mouse movement further increasing technologist efficiency. The look and feel of the user interface is designed to enhance the user’s experience and workflow. New post processing applications are as easy as 1, 2, 3…
  • Atlas Compass – The Atlas Compass software automates coil selection and turns on the proper coil elements needed for a specific exam. Beneficial for abdominal, spine and lumbar imaging, this feature eliminates guess work in patient positioning and coil element selection.
  • 3D Volume Imaging Applications – mVOX, a volume imaging acquisition sequence, which will be available for neuro and orthopedic volume imaging applications, allows acquisition of all 3D imaging planes to be acquired at one time, streamlining the imaging process and reducing exam times.
“Toshiba’s M-Power interface is the platform of the future in MR imaging with its ability to facilitate more efficient exams,” said Stuart Clarkson, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “MR technologists will now have fewer steps throughout the entire procedure process from set up to imaging. As a result, patients will be more compliant and less anxious as the amount of time spent in the system is reduced.”

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, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a worldwide leader in technology, electronic and electrical products, digital consumer products, electronic devices and components, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875 and today operates a global network of more than 742 companies with more than 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing $68 billion. For more information, visit Toshiba’s website at

Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems

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