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 News Release - May 21, 2013

West Virginia University Hospitals Images Patients with Toshiba’s Most Advanced CT Technology

One of the First Healthcare Providers to Install Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition

TUSTIN, Calif.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--West Virginia University Hospitals (WVUH) wanted to acquire new technology to improve workflow and patient care in its busy radiology department. Using the Aquilion™ ONE ViSION Edition from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., WVUH has expanded its existing imaging programs for a wide range of patient cases, including brain perfusion, cardiac and orthopedic.

“WVUH is both a hospital and an academic research center, and many of our patients have to undergo scans year after year to see how treatment is progressing,” said Crystal Rosenberger, manager, Radiology, West Virginia University Hospitals. “We wanted a system that would limit radiation dose for safer patient exams while providing high image quality for accurate diagnoses. We also needed a system with a large bore and fast rotation speed that would accommodate more patients, including bariatrics, pediatrics and those with high heart rates.”

The Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition offers a gantry rotation of 0.275 seconds and 320 detector rows (640 unique slices) covering 16 cm in a single rotation with the industry’s thinnest slices, 500 microns (0.5 mm). The system improves patient safety with Toshiba’s third-generation iterative dose reconstruction software, AIDR 3D, which incorporates system enhancements that significantly reduce radiation dose compared with conventional scanning.

“The Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition’s ability to image the entire brain and heart in one rotation, while capturing both anatomical and functional data, is ideal for a large healthcare provider like WVUH that conducts a high volume of brain perfusion and cardiac exams,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT 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.

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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