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 News Release - July 5, 2012

Toshiba’s Patient-Friendly 3T MR with Superior Body Imaging Improves Patient Care

Vantage Titan 3T MR System Brings Advanced Imaging Technology to Community Hospital Setting

TUSTIN, Calif.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--To provide patients with advanced 3T MR imaging, Jeff Davis Imaging, which is located within Jennings American Legion Hospital in Jennings, La., installed the Vantage Titan™ 3T from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Vantage Titan 3T is a patient-friendly MR system with multi-port transmission technology and quiet gradients that allow for superior body imaging and improved patient comfort and compliance. Jeff Davis Imaging will use the Vantage Titan 3T MR for general, neuro, extremity and breast imaging.

“Toshiba’s Vantage Titan 3T system offers the flexibility and image quality needed to meet a wide range of clinical applications now and in the future,” said Joe Davis, manager of operations, Jeff Davis Imaging. “Additionally, Toshiba’s responsive applications team and hands-on training helped our staff rapidly learn the system and begin imaging patients shortly after installation.”

Toshiba’s Vantage Titan 3T MR has a 71 cm patient aperture providing a greater feeling of openness for patients, helping to reduce claustrophobia. It is also the quietest 3T MR system available, as Toshiba’s exclusive Pianissimo™ noise-reduction technology reduces exam noise by up to 33 dB(A). The Titan 3T has the ability to perform contrast-free MRA exams utilizing Toshiba’s proprietary non-contrast techniques, which make exams safer for patients with renal insufficiencies.

“The Vantage Titan 3T allows hospitals to utilize a single MR system to address various clinical needs, while offering comfortable exams for patients and quality images for clinicians,” said Stuart Clarkson, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “The system’s multi-port transmission creates body images that are free of di-electric shading artifacts, enabling advanced MR imaging capabilities without sacrificing quality, and solves the main clinical and patient compliance issues associated with 3T MR imaging today.”

Jeff Davis Imaging and Jennings American Legion Hospital also utilize an AquilionTM 64 CT system, an Ultimax™ X-ray system, a RADREXTM-i digital radiographic (DR) X-ray system and an InfinixTM DP-i vascular X-ray system from Toshiba.

About Jeff Davis Imaging Center

Jeff Davis Imaging was established in 2003 with an emphasis on leading-edge technology. Our focus is on patient care, as well as providing our referring physicians with outstanding service and appropriate, accurate diagnosis for their patients.

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 world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.


Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems

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