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August 7, 2006
Purchase of Six Aplio Ultrasound Systems Broaden Clinical Capabilities
TUSTIN, Calif., August 7, 2006 — Strengthening its position as a leader in the ultrasound market, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. today announced the successful installation of six Aplio™ ultrasound systems at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva, Illinois. The new Aplio systems allow clinicians at the hospital, and the new Center for Breast Health on the Delnor campus, to expand imaging capabilities and improve overall diagnostic confidence when evaluating patients or conducting complex interventional procedures.
Delnor, which performs nearly 13,000 ultrasound procedures every year, is using the Aplio ultrasound systems as a complement to its existing mammography program and for a wide range of procedures, including vascular and endovaginal examinations and image-guided procedures, such as breast and thyroid biopsies.
According to Joseph Persak, M.D., director of medical imaging at Delnor-Community Hospital, the rigorous selection process included evaluation of several competitive ultrasound systems using side-by-side image comparisons to ensure that the system selected met the center’s diverse needs. “It was apparent right away the Aplio was superior during breast imaging — due in large part to the DTHI (Differential Tissue Harmonic Imaging) and ADF (Advanced Dynamic Flow) imaging technology. I can’t tell you how much more confident I feel about my diagnosis using the Aplio systems.”
Aplio Advanced Technology and Performance
The Aplio is Toshiba’s all-digital, premium performance ultrasound system. Designed to improve workflow and boost productivity with advanced features such as the award-winning i-Assist BluetoothT remote controller and a fully customer-configurable control panel, the Aplio delivers exceptional diagnostic confidence with proprietary DTHI and ADF technologies. For more information about Toshiba and its wide range of medical imaging products, please visit www.medical.toshiba.com.
About Delnor-Community Hospital
Delnor-Community Hospital is dedicated to providing excellence in health care and to promote lifelong wellness in the communities it serves. The hospital’s emphasis on state-of the-art medical technology means patients benefit from some of the latest and most advanced treatments and procedures available today. Located on a scenic 87-acre campus in Geneva, Illinois, the hospital offers a broad range of health services. For more information, visit www.delnor.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.
Aplio™ and iASSIST™ are trademarks of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.