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 News Release - August 20, 2012

Asante Installs 15 Toshiba Ultrasound Units

Toshiba’s Aplio 500 and 300 Help Improve Image Quality, Exam Capabilities and Workflow for Better Patient Care

TUSTIN, Calif.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--To upgrade its ultrasound systems across three facilities, Asante in Medford, Ore., purchased 15 of Toshiba’s newest ultrasound systems for its Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center and the Asante Imaging facility. The AplioTM 500 and Aplio 300 from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. allow Asante to conduct all general ultrasound imaging, OB/GYN and vascular exams, and to expand its service lines to breast, musculoskeletal and pediatric imaging.

“The Aplio 500 and Aplio 300 are intuitive to use and can be customized to the sonographer’s preference, helping our staff transition to a new platform quickly,” said John Mayben, director, Imaging Services, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. “The ultrasound systems provide higher-quality images, expand our capabilities to do new exams, and we expect them to increase our productivity.”

The Aplio 500 delivers picture-perfect imaging with advanced visualization features, including Fly Thru. An industry-first technology, Fly Thru gives a new perspective to 4D ultrasound, allowing clinicians to “fly through” interiors of ducts and vessels for better exploration of lesions and masses. The Aplio 300 offers exceptional image quality in a smaller, versatile platform designed to be a clinical workhorse for all routine ultrasound exams. Both the Aplio 500 and 300 come standard with advanced workflow tools and ergonomics, including the iStyleTM+ Productivity Suite.

“Toshiba’s team was organized and focused on our needs, quickly responding to any questions that arose during the purchase and installation process,” said Geri Gehr, manager, Imaging Services, Asante Health System. “We were extremely pleased with the customer support we received throughout the installation.”

“We worked closely with Asante to assess their clinical imaging requirements across departments and facilities, and came up with a solution that would also meet their service support needs,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “The Aplio 500 and 300 offer breakthrough image quality, workflow tools and ergonomics, which are especially important features for customers performing all general imaging exams and looking to expand capabilities.”

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 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

Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems

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