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March 25, 2007


New 3D MR Workstation Offers Unmatched Cardiac Evaluation Capabilities

NEW ORLEANS, LA — March 25, 2007 — Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. (TAMS) will unveil the Virtual Explorer 3D Workstation — designed to analyze magnetic resonance (MR) images of the heart — at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting in New Orleans, March 24–27, 2007.

Available today, the Virtual Explorer Workstation is a complete 3D, post-processing tool for MR analysis and display. The physician-friendly design offers a full range of features that will enhance MR imaging capability and functionality. The workstation comes with both the hardware and software necessary for a complete post-processing package.

“Toshiba continues to offer new innovations to improve clinical performance,” said Bob Giegerich, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “With the Virtual Explorer Workstation, clinicians can achieve accurate 3D whole-heart imaging, which allows for quicker reads and easier diagnosis. Our customers have also noticed increased throughput and overall efficiency, due to advanced operating features of the software.”

Key software features include: Viewer, 3D imaging, Perfusion (Brain), Cardiac Analysis (EF), Coronary Assessment and Delayed Enhancement.

For more information about the Virtual Explorer Workstation Version 3.0 for MRI, visit Toshiba at ACC booth # 2414, or

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 172,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $54 billion.