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July 11, 2011


VirtualExplorer Version 3.1 Software Provides Enhanced Features and Functionality

TUSTIN, Calif., July 11, 2011 – To streamline diagnosis and enable greater overall exam efficiency, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has announced FDA approval of VirtualExplorer Version 3.1, a software upgrade package for Toshiba MR VirtualExplorer workstations. The software provides enhanced post-processing functionality, and the new cardiac package includes MR Flow Analysis, which allows clinicians to measure flow and velocity when imaging the heart.

“Toshiba’s new MR software upgrade is an example of our commitment to developing the most advanced technology that allows optimal efficiency for our customers,” said Stuart Clarkson, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “With advanced features like MR Flow Analysis, clinicians have the ability to streamline cardiac diagnosis for enhanced patient care.”

VirtualExplorer Version 3.1 includes features such as 3D image visualization, DICOM Viewer, 2D filming, Double Oblique and Virtual Endoscope. The Cardiac Edition of the software upgrade also includes features specific to cardiac imaging, such as MR Flow Analysis, MR Cardiac Analysis, MR Coronary Analysis and Delayed Enhancement. Additionally, the Neuro Edition of the software includes Brain Perfusion for neuro evaluation.

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at

About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning digital products, such as LCD TVs, notebook PCs and hard disc drives; electronic devices and components, such as semiconductors; social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion).