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November 27, 2007


Milestone Exemplifies Toshiba’s Continuing Commitment to Leading CT Innovation; Toshiba to Showcase 20,000th CT Unit at RSNA

CHICAGO — November 27, 2007 — Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, a leader in diagnostic and medical imaging, today announced its milestone of producing 20,000 CT units. To demonstrate Toshiba’s continued innovation in the evolution and development of computed tomography (CT), the 20,000th CT unit, an Aquilion® 64, will be showcased at the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) annual meeting held in Chicago, Nov. 25–30 (Booth # 7130).

“This milestone event is the culmination of years of innovation by Toshiba’s engineers based on the needs of our customers,” said Doug Ryan, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “Through our commitment to leading innovation, we are constantly seeking to improve healthcare worldwide, and look forward to more milestones ahead.”

Toshiba’s advancement of CT technology is demonstrated in the KLAS Top 20: 2007 Mid-Year Report. In the report, Toshiba’s Aquilion 64-slice CT system was ranked first among all 64-slice CT systems, receiving the highest score in three out of four categories. Additionally, 100 percent of Aquilion 64 respondents said they would purchase the product again and would recommend the product to a colleague. Toshiba’s Aquilion 16-slice CT system was ranked second overall in CT, with 100 percent of the respondents saying they would recommend the product. For more KLAS information, please

Industry recognition for Toshiba’s equipment continues to grow and can be attributed to Toshiba’s design philosophy for its CT products to produce the thinnest possible slices and clearest possible images. With the development of Toshiba’s first Aquilion multi-slice CT system, the company created Quantum Advantage detector technology, which offers the industry’s thinnest slices (0.5 mm) across all its CT systems. Building on this platform, Toshiba has been able to offer the same 0.5 mm slice thickness across the board, from the Aquilion 4 to the Aquilion 64. The Quantum Advantage ensures that whether physicians are doing a routine chest CT on the Aquilion 16-slice or a cardiac study on the 64-slice, consistent, high-quality images will be produced.

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

Aquilion is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.