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December 2, 2008


D-THI Application Provides Clearer Images for More Accurate Diagnoses

CHICAGO — December 2, 2008 — At this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will be introducing features now available on its Xario™ XG ultrasound system. Differential Tissue Harmonic Imaging (D-THI) has been so instrumental in helping physicians better visualize the anatomy that Toshiba has extended availability of the application to its Xario XG system. In addition, features are now available with the volume imaging package, including Spatio-Temporal Image Correlation (STIC) and Cavity Imaging.

Toshiba is focused on clinical excellence and by making D-THI available on the Xario XG, customers will be provided a faster, more accurate diagnosis, especially in technically difficult studies where penetration and resolution have been sub-optimal in the past.

D-THI is a Toshiba exclusive patented non-linear technique where a dual frequency pulse is emitted, which results in uniform imaging for both superficial and deep structures and anatomy. Image quality sacrifices have been virtually eliminated.

Also available on the Xario XG is STIC. Using STIC, data is acquired via an automatic volume acquisition capturing a high number of 2D frames in a volume set. The resulting volume image displays a loop of the beating fetal heart. Because there is 3D information behind each frame, scan planes can be moved, rotated and manipulated. Together with Cavity Imaging, where hollow structures are displayed as solid and the tissue is removed, STIC may be beneficial in the detection of fetal heart pathologies.

“Toshiba continues to find ways for our ultrasound products to better serve the physician and patient,” said Gordon Parhar, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “We don’t believe trade-offs should have to be made when it comes to your health. We will continue to innovate applications like D-THI and STIC to further help the medical community be able to make more accurate diagnoses.”

Xario XG Features

Xario XG features a 19-inch monitor and comes standard with a bundled software package consisting of:

  • Advanced Dynamic Flow™, which accurately displays blood flow with directional information, even for tiny vessels, and improves diagnosis.
  • ApliPure™, which uses real-time spatial and frequency compounding technology to deliver clearer image quality.
  • QuickScan, one touch auto optimization for 2D and Doppler imaging.
  • Trapezoid, which provides wide or expanded field of view imaging.

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