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Toshiba’s MR Enhancements Improve Efficiency, Patient Care

Tue, 11/27/2012 - 3:00am
The Associated Press

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 27, 2012--RSNA Booth #3438, South Hall - To make MR imaging more user and patient friendly, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. unveiled enhancements to its Vantage Titan™ MR product line at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 25 – 30, 2012 (Booth #3438, South Hall).

Toshiba introduced several enhancements to improve workflow, pediatric imaging and patient comfort, including: M-Power Enhancements: User-friendly interface that simplifies both acquisition and post-processing now streamlines many time-consuming steps of routine clinical scans. Pediatric Flex Suite (works-in-progress): Positions Toshiba’s 16 channel Flex SPEEDER coils for optimal use in pediatric head, neck and spine imaging. Patient Transport Gurney (works-in-progress): Increases throughput by helping to enable safer patient transfers into the MR scan room. “Toshiba is committed to enhancing the performance of its MR systems with new technology that improves productivity and patient care,” said Stuart Clarkson, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “These advancements to the Vantage Titan product line will enable clinicians to perform more efficient exams and further improve patient comfort.” 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 Vantage Titan is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.

CONTACT: Toshiba America Medical Systems Rachel Stuht, (714) 669-7623 rstuht@tams.com or Michael Stewart, (310) 295-3323 michael.stewart@ketchum.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA ILLINOIS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH CARDIOLOGY HOSPITALS MEDICAL DEVICES RADIOLOGY SOURCE: Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 11/27/2012 03:00 AM/DISC: 11/27/2012 03:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20121127005059/

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