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July 10, 2006
Nation’s Third Largest Trauma Center Selects Toshiba to Expand Diagnostic Capabilities
TUSTIN, Calif., July 10, 2006 – Reinforcing its position as a leader in the advancement of multislice computed tomography (CT) technology, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. today announced the successful installation of two of the company’s Aquilion 32-slice CT systems at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The MED), Tenn. The new systems were installed in the center’s Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center – the nation’s third largest Level 1 trauma center — and will play an integral role in evaluating the center’s most seriously injured patients..
According to Dr. James Langston, M.D., clinical director of emergency radiology at The MED, the decision to install two 32-slice CT systems is in response to the community’s immense demand for trauma services – ranging from auto accidents to penetrating trauma. “Since its inception in 1983, our center has served more than 80,000 trauma patients from six states, so it is important that we have the latest technology to ensure that our patients receive the fastest and best care available. The systems’ speed and capabilities more than meets those needs.”
The MED has been at the forefront of using technology as it relates to serving the healthcare requirements of its community and continues to invest in the latest diagnostic imaging systems. In addition to the center’s acquisition of two Aquilion 32-slice CTs, the center also has purchased and installed two Aplio™ ultrasound systems and Toshiba’s Kalare™ and T.RAD™ digital X-ray systems.
About the Aquilion 32
The Aquilion 32 is designed to deliver unmatched clinical images using multislice imaging technology that captures up to 32 anatomical slices in a single rotation. In addition, the system’s sensitivity and accuracy are enhanced using isotropic scanning, which results in images that accurately capture the body’s rapidly moving organs like the heart and lungs. Toshiba’s Aquilion 32 is especially useful for examining patients who are unable to hold their breath, like trauma victims, acutely ill patients and young children. For more information about the Aquilion, Toshiba and its wide range of medical imaging products, please visitwww.medical.toshiba.com.
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 Corp., an independent group company of Toshiba Corp., is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, Cath & EP Labs, X-ray, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. 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 $54 billion
Aquilion™, Aplio™, Kalare™ and T.RAD™ are trademarks of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.