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Toshiba's Kalare Wireless X-ray Increases Efficiency and Makes Exams Easier for Patients and Clinicians

Wed, 11/30/2011 - 5:19am
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Designed to improve productivity and efficiency in todays fast-paced healthcare environment, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will showcase the KalareTM Wireless X-ray system at this years Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 27 – Dec. 2, 2011 (Booth #5634, South Hall). The Kalare Wireless includes the advanced technology from the original Kalare, plus a new wireless 14" x 17" panel with a rotating bucky tray designed for optimal flexibility.

The Kalare Wireless new features provide all-digital imaging while reducing flat panel detector handling, making exams faster and easier to perform. The rotating bucky tray quickly moves from portrait to landscape, reducing the need to lift and rotate the detector. With a 100 percent digital imaging solution, the need for conventional film and CR becomes completely eliminated, while rapid processing and instant access to digital images improve department workflow.

"The wireless 14" x 17" panel and rotating bucky tray exemplify how Toshiba continues to improve and develop technology to meet the needs of facilities looking to increase patient throughput with greater diagnostic confidence," said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. "The new features allow clinicians to obtain more information from images in less time, resulting in quicker, more accurate patient exams."

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 diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning digital products, such as LCD TVs, notebook PCs and hard disc drives; electronic devices and components, such as semiconductors; social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion).

Posted by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT

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