Healthcare Industry News: ultrasound
News Release - November 26, 2012
New and Future Innovations for Toshiba Ultrasound Improve Image Quality and WorkflowShowcasing UltraExtend FX, Luminance, New Transducers and Workflow Enhancements for Aplio 500 and Aplio 300
CHICAGO--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--RSNA Booth #3438, South Hall – To expand imaging capabilities and improve department productivity, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. is showcasing new and future innovations for the AplioTM 500 and Aplio 300 ultrasound systems at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 25 – 30, 2012 (Booth #3438, South Hall).
Toshiba is showing several innovations that will help to improve workflow and image quality, including:
UltraExtend™ FX Workstation: Recently FDA-cleared, UltraExtend FX is an offline workstation for advanced radiology applications, including Aplio 500’s Fly Thru. With the workstation, clinicians have full access to a host of clinical tools to review, analyze, report and archive data quickly and easily.
Luminance (works-in-progress): A 4D rendering and lighting technique producing stellar fetal images, Luminance can be used to examine the fetal face and other anatomical structures by applying color and illumination to enhance features.
New transducers (works-in-progress):
PVT-781VT (3–11 MHz): A high-resolution, endocavitary transducer designed for producing superb endovaginal and prostate imaging. This transducer supports the Aplio 500’s Smart Fusion technology, which synchronizes CT or MR with ultrasound images on a single screen.
PLT-1005BT (5–14 MHz): A high-frequency, high-resolution linear array transducer ideal for small-parts imaging, including breast. This transducer has a wide aperture of 58 mm.
Workflow enhancements (works-in-progress): Next-generation Quick Assist Protocols are designed to automate workflow, increase consistency and standardize exams from start to finish and from patient to patient.
“These innovations for the Aplio 500 and 300 will enable more accurate diagnoses and faster patient exams, reinforcing Toshiba’s commitment to technology that improves quality of life for patients,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba.
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/index.htm.
Aplio and UltraExtend are trademarks of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.
Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems
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