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 News Release - November 28, 2011

Toshiba Introduces the New Vantage Titan 1.5T MR Series

Now Available in 8, 16 and 32 Channels to Meet Wide Range of Clinical Needs

CHICAGO--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. introduces the Vantage Titan™ 1.5T MR Series. In addition to the current 16-channel system, Toshiba will offer 8-channel (works-in-progress) and 32-channel (WIP) systems. The Vantage Titan 1.5T MR series is a scalable solution with a full upgrade path from the 8-channel system to the 32-channel system, with high slew rate gradients, and is showcased at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 27 – Dec. 2, 2011 (Booth #5634, South Hall).

Toshiba’s new Vantage Titan 8-channel MR offers industry-recognized, patient-friendly features, including a 71 cm bore, Pianissimo™ noise reduction technology, advanced non-contrast imaging, integrated coils with Atlas SPEEDER™ technology and an intuitive M-Power user interface, at a price point unmatched in the industry. This combination makes Vantage Titan 8-channel an ideal workhorse MR system for the majority of clinical applications.

For those customers who require enhanced cardiac imaging, the Vantage Titan line is easily upgradeable to a 32-channel system with high slew rate gradients, which enables higher spatial and temporal resolution, allowing for better images of moving anatomy.

In addition to these options, the entire Vantage Titan 1.5T MR line is enhanced with a new, modern, sleek exterior, including new covers and soft, patient-soothing lighting around the bore (WIP). A new patient transport gurney (WIP) increases throughput by enabling safer patient transfers as critical care patients are moved into imaging position without being lifted.

“With these new options to the Vantage Titan 1.5T MR line, hospitals now have scalable MR technology options to meet all of their clinical needs,” said Stuart Clarkson, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “Now, healthcare facilities can acquire an 8-channel system today with the knowledge that it can be upgraded to a high-end 1.5T MR system that can meet future clinical needs.”

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

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).

Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems

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