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March 9, 2006


Leading Cardiologists To Host Interactive Presentations

WHO:  Leading cardiologists Gerald Burma, M.D., PhD, cardiologist, Cardiovascular Clinic at Parma, and Peter Fail, M.D., director of cardiac catheterization laboratories, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) will deliver presentations, highlighting the clinical and practical benefits of incorporating the latest 64-slice cardiac CT technology in a private practice setting. 

WHAT: In-booth presentations during ACC will provide detailed overviews about each cardiologists’ experience using the latest in 64-slice cardiac CT technology, the AquilionTM 64 CFX from Toshiba America Medical Systems, which features the most advanced cardiac imaging technologies for faster and more comfortable studies to accurately examine coronary arteries through noninvasive CT scans.  Presentations topics include benefits and challenges of acquiring 64-slice CT technology, cardiac CT technology’s impact on the early detection and treatment of heart disease, and an interactive, live review of challenging cardiac CT cases.   

WHEN/WHERE: Toshiba America Medical Systems booth # 4119 during the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) Annual Scientific Sessions, March 11-14, 2006.  Presentation times are as follows:
• Sun., March 12, 2006: 10:45a.m.; 1:15p.m., 3:45p.m.
Cardiac CT in Private Practice: Impact & Results—Gerald Burma, M.D. Ph.D., Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Clinic at Parma, OH
• Mon., March 13, 2006: 10:45a.m., 1:15p.m., 3:45p.m.
Cardiac CT: It’s about the Plaque—Peter Fail, M.D., Dir. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Cardiovascular Institute of the South, Houma La.
• Tues., March 14: 10:45.m., 12:15p.m., 2:15 p.m.
Cardiac CT in Private Practice: Case of Interest–Gerald Burma, MD PhD, Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Clinic at Parma, OH

MEDIA INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: To request an interview with Drs. Burma or Fail, or for more information about cardiac CT technology, please contact Leslie Bryant at 949/809-6782.

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.