Healthcare Industry News: computed tomography
News Release - November 7, 2012
Shore Medical Center Lowers Radiation Dose with Toshiba CT SystemAquilion PRIME Improves Diagnostic Confidence for Greater Efficiency, Safer Exams
TUSTIN, Calif.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--To image all patients, from pediatric to bariatric, with the lowest possible radiation dose, Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, N.J., installed the Aquilion™ PRIME 160 with AIDR 3D from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Shore Medical Center utilizes Aquilion PRIME for all general and outpatient radiology exams.
“Many of our patients are concerned about radiation and our new Aquilion PRIME helps put them at ease,” said Kerry Raymond, CT Supervisor, Shore Medical Center. “We are now imaging patients with significantly lower radiation dose.”
Aquilion PRIME, an 80-detector row CT system, can generate 160 unique slices per rotation. The system features AIDR 3D, Toshiba’s third-generation iterative dose reconstruction software, which incorporates an easy to implement iterative reconstruction process, reducing radiation dose compared with conventional scanning.
“Patient safety is always top of mind as we develop technologies that improve diagnoses and make exams easier for our customers,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “In addition, patient-friendly features like a 78-cm gantry and high table-weight limit help streamline exams for facilities and improve quality of life for patients.”
About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment, 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.
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
Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems
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