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November 29, 2011


Dose-Reduction Software Enables Lower-Dose for All Exams, Including Functional Studies

CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2011 – To make today’s CT examinations even safer, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., unveils next generation dose reduction technology, Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D, pending 510(k) clearance), at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 27 – Dec. 2, 2011 (Booth #5634, South Hall). AIDR 3D will be available on Toshiba’s Aquilion ONETM, AquilionTM Premium and Aquilion PRIME (pending 510(k) clearance) systems.

AIDR 3D lowers radiation dose compared to conventional scanning, aiding clinicians in accurate diagnoses and treatment planning. It is a sophisticated algorithm designed to work in both the raw data and image data space, reducing noise to maintain image quality.

“The AIDR 3D images look very similar to those reconstructed with classic filtered back projection. We have not noticed any plastic effect or loss of spatial resolution,” said Professor Alain Blum, chief of radiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Nancy, France. “AIDR 3D is a fine solution to dramatically reduce X-ray dose and improve image quality, and should be immediately adopted when installed on your Toshiba CT system.”

AIDR 3D has also been seamlessly integrated with SUREExposureTM 3D, a software that can calculate the minimum radiation exposure required for every exam. SUREExposure 3D adjusts dose for each patient based on a pre-set, targeted level of image quality.

“Integration of dose reduction technologies is essential for optimal dose management,” said Joseph Cooper, director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “With AIDR 3D, Toshiba has taken its dose reduction technology to the next level, allowing dose reduction to be easier and exams to be safer.”

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).