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April 3, 2007


New Vascular Imaging System Increases Patient Comfort and Decreases Exam Time

TUSTIN, CA — April 3, 2007 — The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart Institute is installing the Infinix™ DP-i/FD2 imaging system from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Johns Hopkins will use the system for detailed peripheral vascular work and coronary studies for more efficient, comprehensive patient care.

The advantage of the Infinix Dual Plane system is having two independent flat panel detectors in the same room, one flat panel detector for coronary imaging and the other flat panel detector for vascular studies. This increases patient comfort and decreases exam time by eliminating the need to move the patient.

“Johns Hopkins is a leading health institution with a reputation for excellence, and Toshiba is honored to partner with them to help round out the capabilities of their already-impressive cardiology offerings,” said Robert Micer, director, X-Ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “The Infinix DP-i/FD2 is an ideal system to meet the facility’s cardiac and vascular imaging demands without compromise, and enables Johns Hopkins to obtain high-quality images with accurate anatomical detail, which results in improved diagnosis and treatment recommendations for their patients.”

About the Infinix DP-i/FD2 system
The Infinix offers a parallel processing system architecture, which permits background image processing and archiving without interrupting the exam. This powerful process enhances department work-flow and patient throughput.

The system is equipped with tableside dose management and provides a unique twenty frames per second fluoroscopy setting, reducing the patient dose routinely by 25 percent without compromising image quality. Additionally, the Windows®-based operating system provides an intuitive user interface familiar to most operators. Both the triple focus liquid-metal bearing tube for peripheral exams and the dual-focus tube for cardiac exams have a 3.0 million anode heat capacity. This industry-leading rating eliminates delays and increases throughput.

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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.