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May 3, 2007


Toshiba To Be Exclusive Provider of Ultrasound Systems at Oregon Center for Health Professions, Providing Cutting-Edge Technology to Students

TUSTIN, CA — May 3, 2007 — Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, today announced that Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) has purchased 20 Toshiba Xario™ ultrasound systems for its new $22-million Oregon Center for Health Professions.

“Toshiba America Medical Systems’ strong commitment to education and training matches our own,” explained Martha Anne Dow, president, Oregon Institute of Technology. “Our goal is to offer students training on the best technology available to prepare them for high-tech, high-demand careers in the medical field. Using Toshiba Xario ultrasound systems provides our students access to cutting-edge technology and software that is setting standards in many hospitals today.”

Toshiba’s Xario ultrasound system is recognized for its features that promote operator comfort and ease of movement, with advanced imaging techniques, superb image quality and high spatial resolution. The Xario quickly and accurately delivers the high-quality images necessary to distinguish minute cardiac and vascular structures. OIT will be using the Xario systems for all of its programs, including Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Vascular Technology and Echocardiography.

“Toshiba is proud to partner with OIT, a leader in undergraduate health education, on the installation of 20 Xario systems,” said Gordon Parhar, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “Together we look forward to providing the best possible education experience for future medical professionals.”

OIT offers the only hands-on training ultrasound bachelor’s degree in Oregon and is one of only three schools in the country that offer a vascular technology bachelor’s degree. Toshiba’s Xario is the exclusive system for OIT’s ultrasound department.

The opening of OIT’s Oregon Center for Health Professions will double the size of its student body by expanding current programs and adding new health programs. The new state-of-the-art health sciences facility with laboratories, classrooms, clinics and offices will continue to set the standard for excellence in healthcare education in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

About OIT
OIT offers bachelor’s degree programs in allied health areas including clinical laboratory science, dental hygiene, diagnostic medical sonography, health sciences, echocardiography, nuclear medicine technology, radiologic science, respiratory care and vascular technology. The school also offers nursing degrees in partnership with Oregon Health and Sciences University.

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 Corporation, an independent group company of Toshiba Corporation, is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corporation 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 $62 billion.