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March 25, 2012


Highlighted at ACC’s Annual Meeting, CT Myocardial Analysis Shows Cardiac Function

CHICAGO, March 25, 2012 – As the only CT system with a detector wide enough to capture the entire heart in a single rotation, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s AquilionTM ONE dynamic volume CT system, combined with Vital Images’ CT Myocardial Analysis software, provides clinicians with images of both cardiac anatomy and function for cardiac ischemia diagnoses. Toshiba is highlighting the Aquilion ONE and CT Myocardial Analysis at this year’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting in Chicago, March 24–27, 2012 (Booth #6026).

Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE and CT Myocardial Analysis can be used to visualize coronary anatomy and pathology and to assess the presence of hypo- or hyper-dense areas of myocardial tissue. Physicians can use CT Myocardial Analysis to perform a detailed analysis of the myocardium, looking for areas of increased or decreased attenuation.

Dr. Michael Poon, professor, Radiology and Medicine, and director, Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Stony Brook School of Medicine, has conducted clinical research with CT Myocardial Analysis and found that adding functional perfusion imaging to coronary CTA creates a “one-two punch” in helping clinicians determine cardiac lesion treatment.

“Toshiba designed the Aquilion ONE to improve diagnostic confidence and lower radiation dose for clinical applications like cardiac CTA,” said Tim Nicholson, senior manager, Market Development, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “Aquilion ONE and its 16 cm of coverage is the only system capable of producing whole heart perfusion images that have the ability to change the way cardiac ischemia is diagnosed.”

About Vital Images, Inc.

Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, is a leading provider of advanced visualization and analysis software for physicians and healthcare specialists. The company’s software provides users productivity and communication tools to improve patient care that can be accessed throughout the enterprise anytime, anywhere via the Web. For more information, visit

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).