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May 8, 2008
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — May 8, 2008 — As a testament to the growing demand to improve patient care while reducing healthcare costs, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has installed the first Aquilion ONE™ dynamic volume CT system in the Western U.S. at Nevada Imaging Centers in Las Vegas.
“As the only dynamic volume CT system in the world, the Aquilion ONE’s ability to image an entire organ and show function means faster, more accurate diagnosis, better patient outcomes and ultimately lower healthcare costs,” explained Dr. William W. Orrison, chief of Neuroradiology, Nevada Imaging Centers. “Nevada Imaging Centers is committed to best-in-class solutions for its thousands of patients and is thrilled to be the first site in the Western U.S. to offer this truly revolutionary technology.”
Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE dynamic volume CT system, which was first unveiled less than six months ago at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, utilizes 320 ultra high resolution detector rows (0.5 mm in width) to image an entire organ in a single gantry rotation. The result is unparalleled in diagnostic imaging today and produces a 4D clinical video showing up to 16 cm of anatomical coverage, enough to capture the entire brain or heart, and show its movement such as blood flow.
“We believe the Aquilion ONE’s ability to scan an entire organ, including large organs like the brain, and show the organ’s dynamic movement will reduce the diagnosis time of stroke, heart conditions and other life-threatening diseases from hours and days to just mere minutes,” added Dr. Orrison. “For our patients, detecting disease at its earliest stages is critical and can have significant positive impacts on their quality of life.”
In addition, the Aquilion ONE’s single, comprehensive exam can provide physicians with data to replace a variety of duplicative tests and invasive procedures.
“Toshiba designed the Aquilion ONE for today’s healthcare environment,” said Doug Ryan, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “By replacing several tests with this single exam, the Aquilion ONE will allow physicians to treat at-risk patients immediately – saving resources and time for both healthcare facilities and patients.”
Nevada Imaging Centers will use the Aquilion ONE dynamic volume CT system to diagnose at-risk patients with a variety of medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, cerebral vascular disease and musculoskeletal injuries.
With five locations throughout the greater Las Vegas community, Nevada Imaging Centers trains its board-certified radiologists on the latest technologies and best practices to ensure its patients receive the best care possible. For more information, visit www.nevadaimaging.com.
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.