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August 24, 2011


Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Sibley Heart Center Installs Toshiba’s Aplio MX Ultrasound

TUSTIN, Calif., Aug. 24, 2011 – To improve clinical performance in fetal echocardiography with advanced imaging applications, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has acquired Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s AplioTM MX ultrasound system for the Children’s Sibley Heart Center fetal echo program.

The Children’s Sibley Heart Center’s Aplio MX features Differential Tissue Harmonics Imaging, Toshiba’s exclusive, patented harmonics technology. This technology offers important diagnostic details when imaging a fetal heart and helps increase contrast resolution so physicians can differentiate tissue more distinctly.

“The advanced capabilities of the system show detailed visualizations, which help us improve diagnosis during cardiac exams,” said Joe Kreeger, Supervisor of the Echocardiography Lab at Children’s.

When compared to conventional ultrasound systems, Toshiba’s Aplio MX is approximately 30 percent lighter and uses 35 percent less power. It is a smaller, more portable system, making it easier for hospital staff to maneuver the system and access the patient, while still performing premium ultrasound exams.

“Our collaboration with Children’s exemplifies how Toshiba is committed to meeting customers’ diagnostic imaging needs regardless of patient type,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “The advanced imaging technology of the Aplio MX system enables quicker and more accurate cardiac exams.”

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).