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August 22, 2011


Tri Valley Health System’s Cambridge Memorial Hospital Installs Toshiba Aquilion 64 CT and Aplio XG Ultrasound to Help Improve Image Quality and Diagnostic Efficiency

TUSTIN, Calif., Aug. 22, 2011 – Since quick and accurate diagnosis is critical in an acute setting, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, a critical care hospital in Nebraska operating as part of the integrated Tri Valley Health System, has installed the AquilionTM 64 CT system and the AplioTM XG ultrasound system from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Cambridge Memorial Hospital is the first critical access hospital in the state with such advanced imaging technology.

The Aquilion 64 CT system is helping Tri Valley Health System elevate the level of patient care by reducing exam time and lowering radiation dose. The Aquilion 64 is the only system that delivers 0.5 mm resolution across all 64 detector rows and the system’s rapid acquisition time allows Tri Valley Health System physicians to use less contrast when performing exams. Tri Valley Health System also utilizes noise reduction tools, such as Quantum Denoising Software (QDS) and Boost 3D, that allow image quality to be maintained at a lower dose. Tri Valley Health System performs a variety of exams using the Aquilion 64, including basic head, neck, chest, pelvis, aorta and renal CTA imaging.

“Using the Aquilion 64 system, we’ve dramatically improved image quality while simultaneously achieving significant reductions in radiation during both vascular and general radiology exams,” said Ross Ebbers, director, Imaging Services, Tri Valley Health System. “The system positions us to expand our exam capacity and conduct additional advanced studies in the future.”

Additionally, Tri Valley Health System is using the Aplio XG, Toshiba’s flagship ultrasound system for general imaging, equipped with premium image quality and unique advanced technologies. Clinicians are using the system for 2D applications, as well as routine and difficult-to-scan examinations, including obese patients or those with fatty livers. The exceptional image quality and larger field-of-view of the small-parts transducer provide Cambridge Memorial Hospital with more accurate patient measurements, the ability to precisely image thyroids and better patient throughput as a result of increased efficiency.

“The Aplio XG’s advanced imaging technologies allow more detailed visualization compared to other systems on the market,” said Ebbers. “The system provides more accurate and efficient exams, and as a result, we deliver better-quality images to physicians and referring radiologists.”

“Tri Valley Health System is an example of Toshiba’s ability to achieve successful, patient-friendly solutions that meet the imaging needs of a rural healthcare community while advancing diagnostic capabilities,” said Joseph Cooper, director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “Toshiba’s Aquilion 64 and Aplio XG are two systems with exceptional image quality, contributing to less invasive treatment options and making imaging safer for patients.”

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).