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September 26, 2011


T.RAD Wireless Helps Lansdale Hospital Emergency Department Conduct Faster Exams

TUSTIN, Calif., Sept. 26, 2011 – Since reducing X-ray exam time in the ER is crucial to improving patient care, Lansdale Hospital has installed Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s T.RAD PlusTM X-ray system with the new wireless detector, the first U.S. installation with the new detector. The new 14 x 17–inch wireless DR panel on T.RAD Plus allows for enhanced mobility, helping the hospital to increase patient throughput.

“In a busy ER setting, Toshiba’s T.RAD Plus wireless is incredibly easy to use and has significantly cut down the time it takes to perform exams,” said Sherri Koller, supervisor, Diagnostic Imaging, Lansdale Hospital. “The wireless DR panel eliminates the limitations with tethered detectors and is extremely beneficial in improving exam efficiency.”

The T.RAD’s wireless flat-panel digital detector, coupled with a 650-pound weight capacity table with a rotating bucky tray, allows technologists to image a wide range of patients quickly and efficiently.

“Healthcare facilities require digital X-ray technology that can obtain images quickly and accurately for diagnosis,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “The T.RAD Plus X-ray system provides the ultimate in digital technology with productivity solutions to help overcome the everyday challenges facing today’s radiography departments.”

Toshiba and Carestream, a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions, have entered into a strategic business partnership to provide these wireless capabilities across Toshiba’s X-ray product line.

Lansdale Hospital

Lansdale Hospital is a 125-bed, non-profit, acute care hospital that provides a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services. The facility includes a 24-hour Emergency Department, an 18-bed Orthopaedic and Spine Institute, a 13-bed Acute Rehabilitation Unit, two Sleep Centers and a Wound Care Center. Owned and operated by Abington Health, Lansdale Hospital has more than 700 employees and a staff of more than 300 active physicians.

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).