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November 5, 2008


MD Buyline Customers Rank Toshiba Number One in Six out of Seven Product Categories, Including Number One in Cardiac Ultrasound for 11 Consecutive Quarters

TUSTIN, California — November 5, 2008 — As a testament to its customer service approach and competitive product portfolio, MD Buyline customers have ranked Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. number one in the very competitive CT category, marking the sixth consecutive year that Toshiba has achieved this top ranking. Toshiba’s Aquilion® CT product line received a 9.0 rating, up from 8.7 last quarter.

“We’ve taken many steps to better serve the needs of our customers,” explained Cathy Wolfe, director, Marketing Services, Toshiba. “Our objective is to collect customer feedback, understand that feedback and make changes to our process by focusing on our customers’ needs across all products with the intention of strengthening our customer relationships.”

In addition to customer service, another reason Toshiba’s Aquilion CT line is consistently ranked number one by its customers is the proprietary and industry leading Quantum Advantage detector technology, offering 0.5 mm isotropic detector row thickness for all Aquilion CT products. Using the same detector size for all Aquilion CT systems ensures high-quality, consistent images regardless of the number of detector rows. The Quantum Advantage platform also allows customers to streamline workflow and transition easily from system to system on the Aquilion line.

Toshiba’s cardiac ultrasound also received high rankings by MD Buyline and was ranked number one for the 11th consecutive quarter with a 9.1 rating. Toshiba’s suite of cardiac ultrasound products include the NemioTM, XarioTM and AplioTM ultrasound systems.

Across all modalities, Toshiba was ranked number one in six out of the seven MD Buyline categories in which Toshiba provides products.

About MD Buyline
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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, 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 $67 billion. For more information, visit