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March 26, 2012


Aplio 500 and Viamo Showcased at SIR Annual Meeting

SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2012 – Providing interventionalists with ultrasound solutions designed to meet their needs, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will showcase the AplioTM 500 and the ViamoTM ultrasound systems at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) annual meeting, March 24 – 29, 2012 in San Francisco (Booth #1328). Both systems combine advanced visualization capabilities with ergonomics and flexibility to improve departmental efficiency and provide greater patient access during interventions.

Toshiba’s flagship system for radiology, Aplio 500, offers picture-perfect imaging with advanced visualization features, including Smart Fusion, which allows clinicians to synchronize real-time ultrasound images with previously acquired 3D data sets from modalities such as CT. Smart Fusion is particularly useful in helping to locate hard-to-find lesions and aiding in ultrasound-guided procedures, which would otherwise require the use of CT fluoroscopy. The system comes standard with Toshiba’s Differential Tissue Harmonics (D-THI) and advanced workflow tools and ergonomics, including the iStyleTM+ Productivity Suite.

The Viamo is the industry’s only no-compromise laptop ultrasound system, with advanced imaging capabilities previously unavailable on systems of its size. The Viamo, equipped with the performance of Toshiba’s larger, cart-based systems, delivers best-in-class image quality and penetration (up to 40 cm) from the patient’s bedside to an operating room, optimal for interventional procedures. With its unique flexibility to be used in either laptop or tablet mode, the Viamo is ready to use in any situation, and its dynamic touch screen allows for a seamless and comfortable operation of the system.

“With more than 40 years of ultrasound experience, Toshiba is committed to the constant development of technology that meets clinical needs of hospitals everywhere,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “Aplio 500 and the Viamo feature technologies unmatched in the industry and are changing the way we diagnose and treat disease through ultrasound, arming interventional radiologists with the right tools to conduct faster and safer exams to treat more patients.”

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).