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Toshiba CT Enhances Patient Safety with MITA’s Smart Dose Standard

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 3:00am
The Associated Press

TUSTIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 13, 2013--As a leader in developing low dose CT technologies, all new Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Aquilion™ CT systems meet the needs of the recently announced Smart Dose standard from the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA). Also known as XR-29, the new standard includes four key features that manage radiation dose without compromising diagnostic image quality.

MITA’s Smart Dose includes DICOM Dose Structured Reporting, CT Dose Check Standard, Automatic Exposure Controls (AEC), and Pediatric and Adult Reference Protocols. Toshiba’s Aquilion CT systems also meet MITA’s other standards, XR-25 and XR-26.

“Toshiba is a strong supporter of MITA’s dose standards and shares its commitment to lowering CT radiation,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “In addition to meeting MITA’s standards, Toshiba partners with its customers to offer the technology, training and education needed for safer imaging and more accurate diagnoses.” For more information on MITA’s Smart Dose and other CT dose reduction initiatives, visit http://www.medicalimaging.org/policy-and-positions/radiation-dose-safety/.

About The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of NEMA, is the collective voice of medical imaging equipment, radiation therapy and radiopharmaceutical manufacturers, innovators and product developers. It represents companies whose sales comprise more than 90 percent of the global market for medical imaging technology. For more information, visit www.medicalimaging.org.

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.

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