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March 3, 2005


World’s Most Advanced CT Scanner Leads the CT Industry With the Best Isotropic Slice Resolution

ACC Booth #3551 Hall D

TOKYO, March 3, 2005 – Achieving a milestone in the advancement of computed tomography (CT) in the practice of diagnostic medicine, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation announced today the 100th installation of its AquilionTM 32- and 64-slice CT systems. The 100th installation of the Aquilion 64 CFX will be this month at the Manhattan Diagnostic Radiology – Cardiovascular Center (MDR-CC), a dedicated heart center located in New York City. Toshiba expects to make its 500th Aquilion 32/64 system shipment by the end of 2005.

“With industry leading Quantum detector technology, and the best isotropic slice resolution available in multislice CT systems today, the Aquilion continues to gain momentum around the world as the standard of care in diagnostic medicine,” said Doug Ryan, director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. “Our goal moving forward is to further expand the role of multislice CT with advanced technological and clinical innovations to enable the next leap in diagnostic imaging.”

MDR-CC is a division of Manhattan Diagnostic Radiology Main Imaging Center, which has been serving physician and patient needs in the New York Metropolitan Area for over 50 years. The MDR – Cardiovascular Center offers a full range of cardiovascular CT studies including coronary CT angiography, peripheral vascular CT angiography, neurovascular CT angiography, abdominal/renal CT angiography, AAA endovascular graft protocol and CT screening services for the coronary arteries, lung and colon.

“We are not only pleased to be the 100th Aquilion installation for Toshiba, but also to be the first in Manhattan to offer true 64-slice cardiac CT imaging on an outpatient basis,” said Jeffrey P. Goldman, M.D., Director of Cardiovascular CT and MRI at MDR-CC. “Our physicians are eager to take advantage of the overall improvement in speed and image quality offered by the Aquilion 64 CFX to deliver a more informed diagnosis to our patients. The new system will enable us to markedly improve our coronary CT angiography procedures by reducing the current patient breath-hold requirement of 25 seconds to just six seconds.”

Most Advanced 64-Slice CT System

Featuring the most advanced multi-detector CT technologies available, the Aquilion 64-detector CT is built on the same platform as the Aquilion 32, utilizing Toshiba’s unique 64-row Quantum detector, the most sophisticated CT detector that enables high-speed, high-resolution imaging with the lowest noise and superior anatomical coverage.

The Quantum detector enables the Aquilion CT scanner to acquire 64 simultaneous slices of 0.5 mm with each 400-millisecond gantry revolution. The result is precise isotropic imaging of any region of the body during a breath-hold under ten seconds.

For more information about the Aquilion 32- and 64-slice CT with the Quantum detector, TAMS and its wide range of medical imaging products, please visit

About Toshiba

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, an independent group company of Toshiba Corporation, is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corporation is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. Toshiba has approximately 161,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $53 billion.


AquilionTM is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.