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November 28, 2007


New Clinical Applications Increase Productivity and Workflow

CHICAGO — November 28, 2007 — Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., a leader in diagnostic and medical imaging, is showcasing the Aquilion® CT product line’s new automated workflow enhancements and clinical applications at the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 25–30 (Booth # 7130).

“Increased productivity and ergonomics workflow are critical in today’s healthcare environment. Physicians are continually challenged to treat patients quickly and efficiently, while maintaining a high level of patient care,” said Doug Ryan, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “The automated workflow enhancements and clinical applications for Toshiba’s Aquilion CT product line were designed to ensure the fastest data to diagnosis to maximize patient care and comfort.”

Toshiba is showcasing several automated workflow enhancements and clinical applications for the Aquilion CT product line, including:

  • SURECardio Prospective* gating software application that combines high-speed helical scanning with gated intermittent exposure to further reduce dose during cardiac examinations.
  • Variable Helical Pitch (vHP)* scanning that allows non-stop helical scanning while performing multiple exams.
  • Optional higher-weight-capacity patient couch** (up to 650 pounds) to meet the needs for imaging a wide range of patients, from bariatrics to pediatrics.

The new automated workflow enhancements and clinical applications are available on Toshiba’s Aquilion CT line, which allows all customers to benefit from Toshiba’s Quantum Advantage detector, delivering the industry’s thinnest slice thickness — 0.5mm slices — on an Aquilion 4-slice, 8-slice, 16-slice, 32-slice or 64-slice CT system. 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 0.5mm 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

* 510(k) pending
** (WIP)
Aquilion and SURECardio are trademarks of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation