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November 26, 2007


Cost-Effective, Robust System Ideal for Imaging Patients from Pediatric to Bariatric

CHICAGO — November 26, 2007 — Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., a leader in diagnostic and medical imaging, will preview the new RADREX™-i automated X-ray system at the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting held in Chicago, Nov. 25–30 (Booth # 7130).

“Toshiba’s automated RADREX-i X-ray system will help reduce overall procedure time, allowing our customers to enhance workflow and increase patient throughput,” said Robert Micer, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “The robust system includes features necessary for imaging a variety of patients, from pediatric to bariatric, making it an ideal, cost-effective X-ray system for hospitals and imaging centers.”

RADREX-i’s automated features include:

  • Autotracking — a feature that provides tube and detector synchronization for table and wall stand tracking. This feature saves time by eliminating the repetitive need to manually position the X-ray tube and detector.
  • Autocollimation — a feature that automatically selects the correct collimation size for the patient’s body part. This new feature automates the preparation, saving crucial time for the patient and technologist, especially when several X-rays need to be performed.
  • Autoprogram select — a feature that selects the correct program for each specific X-ray procedure. Instead of manually selecting the program on the generator, the technologist now can rely on Autoprogram to show only those programs needed for a specific examination.
  • Autopark — a feature that raises the X-ray tube out of the way after the exam, giving the patient room to safely sit or stand up following the procedure.

This robust system also features a 600-pound capacity high-table, a stronger X-ray tube and an 80-kilowatt generator, making it the versatile and cost-effective choice for imaging centers and hospitals that see a variety of patients.

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

RADREX™ is the trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.