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November 2, 2006


Top Children’s Hospital Installs Aquilion 64 CFX to Improve Diagnostic Capabilities

TUSTIN, CA — November 2, 2006 — The nation’s premier site for pediatric radiology — Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center — has selected an Aquilion™ 64 CFX from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. to strengthen its position as a provider of patient-friendly imaging technology and improve evaluation and treatment capabilities for its pediatric patients. The Aquilion 64 CFX was chosen based on several factors, including the system’s scanning speed, radiation dose profile, and expanded cardiac capabilities.

Toshiba’s Aquilion is an ideal system to use when imaging children for a variety of reasons. The Aquilion’s increased scan speed coupled with itsSURECardio adaptive segmented reconstruction package automatically adjusts to a patient’s individual heart rate — ensuring that precise, motion-free images are captured every time.

“We’re nationally known for the treatment of a wide range of pediatric disorders and our new 64-slice CT will significantly improve our non-invasive diagnostic capabilities moving forward, particularly in the area of cardiac evaluation,” said Lane Donnelly, M.D., radiologist-in-chief at Cincinnati Children’s. “The high-quality images and radiation dose profile that the Toshiba system delivers were huge selling points for us.”

According to Doug Ryan, senior director of the CT Business Unit for Toshiba, “Cincinnati Children’s joins a distinguished list of leading edge hospitals in the U.S. that have installed a Toshiba Aquilion 64 CT,” said Doug Ryan. “The development work that these leading edge hospitals do is extremely important to improving patient care. As one of the nation’s top ten children’s hospitals we are proud to be a part of that.”

Aquilion 64 CFX
The Aquilion 64 CFX is a no-compromise solution for physicians. With the Aquilion, clinicians can easily capture precise, motion-free images of the heart and coronary arteries to identify plaque and measure coronary blockages, which can detect signs of disease at its earliest stages and reduce the need for high-risk interventional procedures. The Aquilion 64 CFX utilizes Toshiba’s unique 64-row Quantum detector, the most advanced multi-detector CT technology available, which enables the Aquilion CT scanner to simultaneously acquire 64 0.5 mm slices with each 350-millisecond gantry revolution. This assures precise isotropic imaging of any region of the body. Additionally, the Aquilion 64 CFX’s advanced multi-detector design produces unsurpassed low-contrast resolution at the lowest dose, critical for visualizing plaque and vessel remodeling.

About Cincinnati Children’s
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a 475-bed institution devoted to bringing the world the joy of healthier kids. Cincinnati Children’s is dedicated to transforming the way health care is delivered by providing care that is timely, efficient, effective, family-centered, equitable and safe. Cincinnati Children’s ranks third nationally among all pediatric centers in research grants from the National Institutes of Health. It is a teaching affiliate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The Cincinnati Children’s vision is to be the leader in improving child health. Additional information can be found

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 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™ is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.