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March 14, 2012
TUSTIN, Calif., March 14, 2012 – Time is critical in emergency departments (EDs), and fast diagnoses improve treatment and patient care. To reduce exam times and increase throughput in its ED, Health Central in Ocoee, Fla., installed Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s RADREXTM-i digital radiographic (DR) X-ray system.
“Toshiba provided our hospital with an X-ray solution that is reliable, intuitive and easy to use,” said Sherrie Quedenfeld, director, Imaging, Health Central. “With RADREX-i’s RexView, our technologists view images instantly at the system, ensuring we have the best possible image for diagnosis. Because re-scans have been reduced, we now see more patients – 80 to 90 cases a day, up from 60 on our previous system.”
RADREX-i is a robust digital X-ray system featuring numerous automated features, high-resolution imaging and RexView, a color LCD screen located on the overhead tube crane (OTC), giving technologists immediate access to review images. Automated features such as auto-tracking, auto-collimation, auto-program and auto-center stop reduce exam times and improve productivity and workflow, while placing users at the forefront of patient safety by reducing dose.
“Toshiba’s partnership with Health Central exemplifies how Toshiba works with customers to facilitate more efficient and patient-friendly exams,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “RADREX-i’s automated features are essential to a busy technologist, making it easier to conduct a wide variety of exams.”
Health Central also utilizes an AquilionTM 64 CT system and two AplioTM MX ultrasound systems from Toshiba.
Serving West Orange County for nearly 60 years, Health Central in Ocoee is a full-service acute care hospital and comprehensive medical facility that offers convenient on-site and local access to over 400 doctors of all specialties. Health Central is dedicated to the mission of “improving the health of the community” by providing safe, quality healthcare services in an atmosphere of caring. Please visit www.healthcentral.org for more information.
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).