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November 25, 2007


System Increases Diagnostic Capabilities and Produces Higher Image Resolution

CHICAGO — November 25, 2007 — Reinforcing the company’s commitment to the MR marketplace, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will preview its advanced 3T (3-Tesla) MR system as a works-in-progress at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 25–30, 2007 (Booth # 7130).

At the core of Toshiba’s new 3T MR product is a revolutionary new magnet design that combines a short bore with the high homogeneity that customers have come to expect from Toshiba’s MR systems. In addition, the new 3T system features Toshiba’s patented PianissimoTM technology, which substantially reduces noise, solving one of the primary concerns facing 3T imaging today.

“The new 3T system emphasizes Toshiba’s continued commitment to patient-centered MR technology by providing faster, more accurate scans in addition to our landmark Pianissimo technology and light, flexible coils,” said Bob Giegerich, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “Our new system is ideal for physicians, as it allows for greater patient throughput and imaging applications without sacrificing diagnostic confidence.”

Higher spatial resolution at 3T and short acquisition time are key to faster scanning and increased diagnostic accuracy. Toshiba’s 3T MR system will include whole-body imaging and be configured to more aggressively capture information not obtainable with 1.5T MR systems. With higher resolution images, the 3T MR system will make it possible to image finer anatomical structures while maintaining superior image quality.

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 191,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $60 billion. For more information, visit

Works-in-progress. Pianissimo is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.