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December 5, 2011
TUSTIN, Calif., Dec. 5, 2011 – Improving patient care by enabling clinicians to better manage radiation dose for X-ray procedures, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has added two new enhancements to the RADREXTM-i digital radiographic (DR) X-ray system – DICOM Radiation Dose Structured Reporting and Reject Analysis software.
Toshiba’s DICOM Radiation Dose Structured Reporting automatically records radiation dose information for every X-ray exam, making it easier for hospitals to document, manage and evaluate overall dose usage. The report is in compliance with the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise Radiation Exposure Monitoring (IHE REM) profile. The RADREX-i system places users at the forefront of patient safety because the level and detail of dose reporting exceed what is required today from leading medical imaging organizations.
Toshiba’s Reject Analysis software documents accepted and rejected exposures, allowing radiology departments to view technologists’ technique and performance, reasons for rejecting an image and the number of repeat images. This information can be used by radiology departments to identify rejection rates and improve techniques to enhance workflow, quality assurance and patient safety.
“Toshiba works directly with customers to help facilitate more efficient and patient-friendly exams,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “These enhancements to our RADREX-i system provide radiology departments with capabilities to better manage radiation dose and make X-ray imaging even safer for patients.”
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).