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April 3, 2012


SDMI Uses Advanced MR System for Wider Range of Patient-Friendly Exams

TUSTIN, Calif., April 3, 2012 – Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Center (SDMI) in Las Vegas needed an MR system to perform a range of patient exams at a high-volume imaging center. To solve this issue, it recently installed the first Vantage TitanTM 3T in the U.S. from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. With the Vantage Titan 3T’s multi-port transmission technology and quiet gradients, physicians can perform artifact-free body imaging with ease, for improved patient comfort and outcomes.

“Toshiba’s Vantage Titan 3T is truly the first patient-friendly 3T on the market,” said Dr. Mark Winkler, professor of health sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and founding partner of SDMI. “We use this robust, all purpose scanner for a variety of exams.”

By making 3T MR exams more comfortable, hospitals and imaging centers can greatly improve patient compliance, exam efficiency and productivity. The Vantage Titan 3T’s open bore offers a 71 cm aperture and features Toshiba’s exclusive PianissimoTM noise-reduction technology, which reduces exam noise by up to 33 dB(A), making the Vantage Titan 3T MR the quietest available. The system is also equipped with multi-port transmission, an advanced radio frequency transmission technology for artifact-free body imaging.

“We designed the Vantage Titan 3T MR with our customers in mind, addressing the need for a patient-friendly system,” said Stuart Clarkson, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “Providing clinicians with a diagnostic imaging tool that produces clear images for any exam type not only helps hospitals increase workflow and productivity, but improves diagnostic confidence for better treatment planning.”

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).