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March 29, 2012


Aplio 500 and Aplio 300 Showcased at AIUM Annual Convention

PHOENIX, March 29, 2012 – Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will showcase the AplioTM 500 and Aplio 300 ultrasound systems at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual convention, March 29–April 1, 2012 in Phoenix, Ariz. (Booth #213). Aplio 500 and Aplio 300, the latest additions to Toshiba’s ultrasound product line, combine advanced visualization capabilities, workflow automation tools and superior ergonomics for more accurate diagnoses, improved departmental efficiency and greater patient access.

Toshiba’s Aplio 500 offers picture-perfect imaging with advanced visualization features, including Fly Thru and Smart Fusion. An industry-first technology, Fly Thru uses 4D ultrasound to “fly through” interiors of ducts and vessels for better exploration of lesions and masses and to assist in planning interventional procedures. The Smart Fusion feature synchronizes CT and ultrasound, helping to locate hard-to-find lesions and aiding in ultrasound-guided biopsies.

The Aplio 300 offers exceptional image quality in a smaller, versatile platform designed to be a clinical workhorse for all routine ultrasound exams. Aplio 300 comes standard with the same advanced workflow tools and ergonomics as the Aplio 500 system, including the iStyleTM+ Productivity Suite.

“Responding to today’s healthcare environment, Toshiba’s new ultrasound systems are designed to meet the clinical needs of hospitals everywhere,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “Aplio 500, Toshiba’s flagship ultrasound system featuring Fly Thru and Smart Fusion technologies, has the capability to change the way disease is diagnosed and treated with ultrasound, while the Aplio 300 is a versatile system designed for all routine exams.”

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).