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March 7, 2005


World’s Most Advanced 64-Slice CT Scanner Improves Cardiac CT Imaging With the Industry’s Best Isotropic Slice Resolution and Faster Scan Time 

ACC Booth #3551 Hall D

TUSTIN, Calif., March 7, 2005 – Improving cardiac computed tomography (CT) imaging with the most advanced 64-slice technology, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. (TAMS) today announced the installation of its AquilionTM 64 CFX multislice CT scanner at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology. 

Toshiba will demonstrate the Aquilion 64 CFX and its advanced cardiac applications at the 2005 Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Orlando, Fla.
Also, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is sponsoring a cardiac CT seminar supported by an educational grant from Toshiba on Saturday, March 5, 2005, 2:00 pm at the Renaissance Orlando Resort. The seminar is complementary and offers 3 category 1 CME credits.

“The Aquilion 64 CFX installation at Johns Hopkins demonstrates how the Aquilion multislice CT platform can be easily field-upgraded from a 32-slice system to perform as a 64-slice scanner,” said Doug Ryan, director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.  “With this installation, we are continuing our relationship with leading cardiologists at Johns Hopkins, such as João Lima, M.D., and Edward Shapiro, M.D., in an effort to further optimize cardiac CT imaging and establish multislice CT as the primary diagnostic tool for detecting cardiovascular diseases and disorders.”

In November 2004, Toshiba Corporation, Medical Systems Company, announced a collaboration with its foremost luminary partners around the globe, including the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, to conduct the industry’s first multi-center clinical study on CT coronary angiography imaging called the CorE 64 (coronary evaluation on 64).  The purpose is to validate 64-slice cardiac CT imaging as the new standard for diagnosing cardiovascular disorders, as compared to cardiac catheterizations procedures.

Most Advanced 64-Slice CT System
Built on the same platform as the Aquilion 32 CFX, the Aquilion 64 CFX features the industry’s most advanced multi-detector CT imaging technology available.  Utilizing Toshiba’s unique 64-row Quantum detector, the Aquilion 64 CFX is designed to deliver high-speed, high-resolution cardiovascular imaging with the lowest noise and most anatomical coverage.

The Quantum detector also enables the Aquilion scanner to acquire 64 simultaneous slices of 0.5 mm with each 400-millisecond gantry revolution.  The result is the most precise isotropic imaging of the heart or any region of the body during a breath-hold of five to 10 seconds.
For more information about the Aquilion 64 CFX 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.