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September 7, 2011
TUSTIN, Calif., Sept. 7, 2011 – When diagnosing and planning treatment for head or neck tumors, clinicians require a CT system that is able to identify diseases and malignancies with high accuracy. Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s AquilionTM ONE CT system has the unique ability to show dynamic blood flow and real-time function, improving diagnostic accuracy, while making imaging safer by limiting radiation dose. Toshiba will showcase these capabilities during the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology’s (ASHNR) annual meeting, September 7 – 11, in San Diego.
Unlike any other CT system available, the Aquilion ONE covers up to 16 cm of anatomy using 320 ultra-high-resolution 0.5 mm detector elements. With the Aquilion ONE, clinicians can use its advanced perfusion imaging capabilities to visualize and quantify blood flow, as well as determine the stage, location and treatment path for patients.
“The advanced imaging capabilities of the Aquilion ONE not only capture high-quality images of anatomy but also changes in that anatomy over time,” said Joseph Cooper, director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “For patients requiring perfusion imaging to determine a head or neck tumor’s malignancy, the Aquilion ONE allows a physician to see blood flow in real time, enabling greater visualization and more complete diagnosis for improved patient care.”
Also at ASHNR, Toshiba will sponsor a lunch-and-learn presentation, “320 Detector Row Head and Neck Imaging: Unique Benefits including Functional Imaging,” presented by Dr. Keith Peters, UF College of Medicine associate professor of radiology and neurological surgery. The presentation will take place on Thursday, September 8, 2011, at 12:00 p.m. PT, Hotel del Coronado, San Diego.
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 www.medical.toshiba.com.
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.
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).