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November 27, 2007


New Clinical Applications Increase Patient Throughput and Diagnostic Accuracy

CHICAGO — November 27, 2007 — Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., a leader in diagnostic and medical imaging, today announced it will be showcasing new 4-D volume imaging applications for Toshiba’s Aplio™ and Xario™ ultrasound systems. The 4D applications and the latest system — the Xario XG — will be available for viewing at Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 25–30 (Booth # 7130).

Benefits of New 4D Transducers

“Toshiba’s new 4D applications will enable physicians to better perform transvaginal/OB, small parts and abdomen imaging procedures, resulting in less variation in the acquired images, the ability to analyze data after patient discharge, improved productivity and ultimately better diagnosis,” said Gordon Parhar, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “Toshiba’s new transducers, which are the smallest probes available on the market, will help physicians image small patients, including infants and children.”

In addition, Toshiba’s 4D volume imaging data can be easily stored on or off the cart, allowing continued access to patient data to monitor progress.

“Toshiba’s new 4D transducers give physicians the ability to review a volumetric image of a patient after they have left the scan room, providing more time for diagnosis and thorough analysis,” said Dr. Sara O’Hara, professor of Radiology and director of Ultrasound at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. “This also is beneficial for patients who need to be monitored because we are now able to compare volume data instead of relying on old notes.”

Toshiba’s full line of 4D transducers include:

  • Microconvex Transducer — the first-of-its-kind transducer unique to Toshiba, which can better image the abdomen and be used for guidance in R/F ablations.
  • Endocavity Transducer — provides volume data for transvaginal, OB procedures and prostate imaging.
  • Linear Transducer — used to image small parts of the anatomy, including the testes, thyroid and breasts.

Ultrasound System on Display

Additionally, Toshiba will be showcasing the new Xario XG ultrasound system at RSNA. The applications for the Aplio will be transferred to the Xario XG, including the new 4D transducers. The Xario XG will feature a 19-inch monitor and comes standard with a bundled software package consisting of:

  • Advanced Dynamic Flow™, which accurately displays blood flow with directional information, even for tiny vessels, and improves diagnoses.
  • ApliPure, which uses real-time spatial and frequency compounding technology to deliver clearer image quality.
  • QuickScan, one touch auto optimization for 2D and Doppler imaging.
  • Trapezoid, which provides wide or expanded field of view imaging.

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

Aplio™, Xario™, Dynamic Flow™ and ApliPure™ are the trademarks of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.