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June 23, 2010


Post-Processing Workstation Improves Capabilities of Breast MR and Clinician Workflow

TUSTIN, Calif., June 23, 2010 – Improving the ability to efficiently process MR images used for breast cancer analysis, the AegisTM breast imaging workstation is now available with Toshiba America Medical Systems’ MR products. The Aegis workstation was developed with the distinct needs of radiologists and technologists in mind, offering flexibility and workflow efficiency.

The Aegis breast workstation offers powerful real-time 4D (3D + time) image processing, combining the speed and flexibility of a 3D visualization workstation with dedicated breast MRI algorithms, including kinetic curves and color maps and customizable reports. Powerful software and hardware technology provides the clinician with real-time interactive control of large dynamic datasets, as well as analysis driven by true, real-time 3D visualization of any dataset in any orientation. Combined with advanced hanging protocols, automated reporting, interventional accuracy, dynamic real-time processing and interventional guidance to multiple targets, the Aegis breast workstation is an industry leader in breast MR visualization and interventional guidance.

“The ability of the Aegis breast imaging workstation to identify potential areas of concern is significantly improving the ability of MR to diagnose breast cancer,” explained Doug Ryan, vice president, Marketing and Strategic Development, Toshiba. “Combining this workstation with the capabilities of the Vantage MR systems creates an advanced breast diagnostic tool.”

Developed by Sentinelle Medical Inc., the Aegis breast workstation is available on Toshiba’s Vantage Atlas® and Vantage TitanTM MR systems.

About Sentinelle Medical Inc.

Sentinelle Medical is a leading manufacturer of MRI coils and 4D advanced visualization software, providing clinicians greater confidence in diagnosis and accuracy in intervention. The award winning Sentinelle Vanguard® MRI breast coils provide excellent quality MR images, complete and open access for intervention, enhanced patient comfort and clinical workflow. Sentinelle’s groundbreaking Aegis line of advanced 4D visualization software has been designed from the ground up to offer the clinician maximum control, and superior speed of interaction, within an intuitive and easy to use interface. Sentinelle’s innovative product line also includes solutions for multimodality imaging, designed to solve the real world problems radiologists, technologists and oncologists encounter in their efforts for earlier detection and better treatment of cancer.

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 worldwide leader in technology, electronic and electrical products, digital consumer products, electronic devices and components, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875 and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies with 199,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing $73 billion. For more information, visit Toshiba’s web site at