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September 20, 2005


TUSTIN, Calif., Sept. 20, 2005 – Demonstrating its leadership and ongoing commitment to advancing the use of computed tomography (CT) technologies, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. (TAMS) announces its first-ever one-day seminar covering business practices for effective administration of cardiac CT in a clinic or office setting.  The seminar will feature members of the faculty of Woodlands North Houston Heart Center, one of the country’s leading private cardiology practices, who will discuss a range of topics including the Stark Law, CPT codes, financials and billing, step-by-step tips on how to set up a CT department, as well as the impact of CT on other practice areas.

“As a leader in the clinical development of CT technology for cardiac applications, Toshiba is dedicated to working with medical professionals who are committed to expanding their cardiac CT capabilities in an effort to improve patient care, while running a successful practice,” said Doug Ryan, director, CT Business Unit, TAMS.
The seminar, titled “Your Cardiovascular CT Business,” takes place in the Houston area on Tues., Oct. 4, 2005.   Registration includes tuition, airfare, one night’s lodging, breakfast and lunch the day of the training.  Faculty speakers at the seminar will include, Bruce S. Lachterman, M.D., F.A.C.C. director of CT services, John Henderson, C.P.A., Vivianne Lubrano, R.N., Dana Hickman, C.M.C., Linda Cunningham, C.M.C., and Renate Crocker, R.T., of Woodlands North Houston Heart Center, a comprehensive facility offering the latest technological advances for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

About Woodlands North Houston Heart Center
Woodlands North Houston Heart Center is a respected leader in cardiovascular medicine, serving the communities of North Harris and South Montgomery.  The organization is dedicated to providing the highest quality cardiovascular care to its patients, focusing primarily on the early detection of heart attack and stroke. 
The center is recognized for its staff of experienced physicians, considered to be the best cardiologists in the city of Houston.  Woodlands North Houston Heart Center serves three area hospitals, including Houston Northwestern Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and St. Luke’s Woodlands Community Medical Center.  More about Woodlands North Houston Heart Center is available at  For information about attending the seminar, please visit

About Toshiba

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., 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 162,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $55 billion.