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 News Release - August 29, 2012

Toshiba’s Advanced CT Effectively Images Patients with Irregular Heartbeats

Carnegie Hill Radiology Expands Clinical Capabilities with Toshiba’s Aquilion PRIME CT

TUSTIN, Calif.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Patients with irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia) are difficult to image with CT. Addressing this challenge, Carnegie Hill Radiology in New York installed the Aquilion(TM) PRIME 160 series from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., featuring SURECardio(TM) Prospective software that automatically adjusts for irregular heartbeats, providing quicker, more accurate exams.

“A large number of our exams are cardiac, and Toshiba’s Aquilion PRIME enables us to accurately image patients with arrhythmia, expanding our imaging capabilities,” said Dr. Steven Wolff, director, Carnegie Hill Radiology. “The system automatically adjusts for the patient’s heart rate, speeding up exams, limiting retakes and lowering radiation dose.”

In addition to cardiac imaging, Carnegie Hill Radiology utilizes Aquilion PRIME for general exams, including standard brain, abdominal, pelvic and lung imaging. Aquilion PRIME is an 80-detector row CT system that can generate 160 unique slices per rotation and features a 7.5-MHU large-capacity tube and 0.35-second scanning. The system also features AIDR 3D, Toshiba’s third-generation iterative dose reconstruction software, which incorporates significant system enhancements by reducing radiation dose compared with conventional scanning.

“Carnegie Hill Radiology is an example of how hospitals and imaging facilities are able to add clinical capabilities with Toshiba’s CT technology,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “Aquilion PRIME is a versatile, patient-friendly system, producing high-quality images for numerous applications.”

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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