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November 29, 2011
CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2011 – Enabling clinicians to better manage dose for safer vascular X-ray procedures, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has introduced Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Radiation Dose Structured Report on all new Toshiba InfinixTM-i vascular X-ray systems. Toshiba’s DICOM Radiation Dose Structured Report automatically records radiation dose information from every X-ray event, from beginning to end, based on each pedal push administered by the clinician. The data is transferred into a standard format suitable for storage, making it easier for clinicians to document, manage and evaluate overall dose usage.
Toshiba’s DICOM Radiation Dose Structured Report aligns with Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance’s (MITA) initiative that will require vendors to gather radiation dose information. The report available on Toshiba’s systems includes even more information than will be mandatory. This information will be useful for maintaining individual dose records, comparing differences in dose, implementing protocol changes, setting goals for improvement and tracking progress, as well as clinical trials and national registries.
“Our new DICOM Radiation Dose Structured Report sets Toshiba ahead of the industry by providing advanced dose management capabilities well before they’re required,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “This new dose management feature places our customers at the forefront of patient safety and allows clinicians to more accurately track dose administered to patients for safer exams. It is another example of Toshiba’s commitment to making imaging as safe as possible.”
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).