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November 27, 2007
CHICAGO — November 27, 2007 — Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., a leader in diagnostic and medical imaging, today announced FDA clearance of the most advanced diagnostic imaging computed tomography (CT) equipment available — the Aquilion ONE™. With this clearance, Toshiba is on schedule to make the system commercially available in summer, 2008. Aquilion ONE, the world’s first dynamic volume CT system, revolutionizes patient care because it can help reduce diagnosis time for life threatening diseases like stroke and heart disease from days and hours to mere minutes.
For the first time, physicians can see not only a three-dimensional depiction of an organ, but also the organ’s blood flow and dynamic function. Unlike any other CT system, the Aquilion ONE can scan one organ — including heart, brain and others — in one rotation because it covers up to 16 cm of anatomy using 320 ultra high resolution 0.5mm detector elements. This reduces exam time, as well as radiation and contrast dose, and dramatically increases diagnostic confidence. With the Aquilion ONE, the organ or area is captured in a single rotation at one moment in time, eliminating the need to reconstruct slices from multiple points in time.
“I believe that the Aquilion ONE is a quantum leap in the versatility of CT to help manage patient care,” said Doug Ryan, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “Dynamic volume CT helps provide a faster, more accurate diagnosis while reducing healthcare costs.”
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 www.medical.toshiba.com.
Aquilion ONE is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.