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October 15, 2011


Toshiba Showcases Premium Portable, Advanced Ultrasound at ACEP

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15, 2011 – Ultrasound is often used as a first-line exam to quickly and safely diagnose a range of patient conditions in the emergency department. At this year’s American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) annual scientific assembly in San Francisco, Oct. 15–18, 2011 (Booth #316), Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will highlight the advanced imaging technologies and ergonomic design of the ViamoTM laptop ultrasound system. With the flexibility to be used as a laptop or in tablet mode, the Viamo is ready to use in emergency settings, and its dynamic touch screen allows for seamless and comfortable system operation.

Toshiba’s Viamo is the industry’s no-compromise laptop ultrasound system, with advanced imaging capabilities previously unavailable on systems of its size. Equipped with the performance of Toshiba’s larger, cart-based systems, Viamo delivers best-in-class image quality and penetration from the operating room to a patient’s bedside in any clinical setting. Additionally, the system’s rapid boot-up feature takes the system from standby to scan mode in seconds, ensuring its availability for any emergency setting.

“Enhancing imaging capabilities for improved diagnostic confidence and workflow are paramount in today’s demanding healthcare environment,” says Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “Regardless of the exam, the Viamo allows clinicians to capture high-quality images efficiently, illustrating Toshiba’s commitment to developing ultrasound systems with advanced clinical capabilities, combined with an ergonomically friendly design.”

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).