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August 29, 2011


HDR-08A Imaging System for Kalare Offers Advanced User Interface

TUSTIN, Calif., Aug. 29, 2011 – To enhance workflow in today’s fast-paced healthcare environment, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. announces the FDA-cleared HDR-08A Imaging System for KalareTM, which offers Toshiba’s same feature-rich Kalare R&F technology with a new innovative user interface and more advanced image processing.

Toshiba’s HDR-08A Imaging System offers a more intuitive user interface and advanced image processing, increasing the dynamic range of fluoroscopy. With these new system features, clinicians can obtain more information from the images, resulting in quicker, more accurate patient diagnoses.

“The HDR-08A Imaging System for Kalare exemplifies how Toshiba continues to improve and develop technology to meet the needs of facilities looking to increase patient throughput,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “With an improved user interface and increased dynamic range, more exams can be performed with increased diagnostic confidence.”

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).