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December 2, 2008


Portable Mixed Detector and Auto-stitch Capabilities to Enhance Versatility and Workflow

CHICAGO — December 2, 2008 — To help meet the versatile needs of high-volume medical facilities, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will unveil new options for the RADREX™-i Dual Detector Radiographic system, including the option for a mixed detector system (works-in-progress) and Auto-stitching capabilities. These RADREX-i options will be showcased at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting held in Chicago, Nov. 30 – Dec. 5 (Booth #3429, South Hall).

“Medical centers today are focused on improving patient care and increasing workflow, especially in high-volume settings that treat a variety of patient needs,” explained Robert Micer, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “The new options available on the RADREX-i are poised to meet such demands by offering greater imaging versatility of patients on and off the table, as well as better coverage of long leg and spine studies.”

Portable Mixed Detector System (WIP)

Toshiba’s portable mixed detector option for the RADREX-i features two high-resolution detectors, a 17″ x 17″ fixed wall stand detector and a removable 14″ x 17″ portable table bucky detector. The RADREX-i mixed detector solution will provide the productivity of a dual detector system with the flexibility of a portable detector system giving hospitals the ideal configuration for any challenge a radiology department may face.

This flexibility also dramatically increases room utilization and overall operational efficiency with the portable system completing the work of two rooms in only one.

Auto-stitching Capabilities

As a new addition to RADREX-i’s automated features, Auto-stitching is an automated feature that will combine two or three 17″ x 17″ images into one continuous image for easy and accurate acquisition of long leg and spine images. This automated approach produces high quality images and increases productivity, while reducing the time and potential error associated with the manual reconstruction of such images.

As a testament to its ability to meet today’s imaging needs, several leading medical centers nationwide have already adopted the automated RADREX-i X-ray system just a year after its launch at RSNA 2007. Some of these leading medical centers include PinnacleHealth, a leading hospital and healthcare system; EVDI Medical Imaging, a network of outpatient imaging centers; and The University of Tennessee Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center.

In addition to Auto-stitching, unique features of the RADREX-i include:

  • Auto-tracking — eliminates the need to manually position the X-ray tube detector by providing synchronization for table and wall-stand tracking.
  • Auto-collimation — automatically selects the correct collimation size for the patient’s body part, saving crucial time for the patient and technologist.
  • Auto-program — selects the correct program for each specific X-ray procedure, eliminating the need for the technologist to manually select the program on the generator.
  • Auto-center stop — provides visual guidance for quick and easy detector centering.

This comprehensive system also features a 600-pound table weight limit, 600 kHU X-ray tube and an 80-kilowatt generator, making it a bariatric friendly and cost-effective choice for imaging centers and hospitals that see a variety of patients. The system is configured with two high-resolution 17″ x 17″ detectors to help ensure the best image quality at the lowest possible dose.

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 198,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $77 billion. For more information, visit

RADREX-i is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.