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June 29, 2012


Toshiba to Showcase Aplio 500 and Aplio 300, Enhancements to Aplio Artida’s 3D Imaging Capabilities at ASE Annual Scientific Sessions 

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., June 29, 2012 – Helping to improve the ability to diagnose cardiac disease with advanced ultrasound imaging, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will showcase the newest additions to its ultrasound product line, AplioTM 500 and Aplio 300, at this year’s American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Annual Scientific Sessions in National Harbor, Md., June 30 – July 3, 2012 (Booth #213). Toshiba will also highlight enhancements to its Aplio ArtidaTM flagship cardiac ultrasound.

Toshiba’s Aplio 500 brings quantitative cardiac analysis bedside and is the system of choice for all 2D cardiac imaging needs. Aplio 500 features Toshiba’s Wall Motion Tracking technology, combined with superior ergonomics and a smaller footprint, making it easier to maneuver for greater patient access and improved workflow. Toshiba’s new high-end shared- service ultrasound system, Aplio 300, offers exceptional image quality in a versatile platform designed for routine ultrasound exams, including cardiac.       

Aplio Artida’s software version 3.0 offers improved 3D imaging and 3D Wall Motion Tracking software, which provide accurate and reproducible quantitative analysis of cardiac function. In addition, the Artida’s enhanced single-beat 3D acquisition allows physicians to obtain high-quality 3D images with detailed 3D Wall Motion Tracking analysis on a wider range of patients, including those with arrhythmias and shortness of breath.

 “Responding to today’s healthcare environment, Toshiba’s ultrasound systems are designed to meet the cardiac needs of hospitals everywhere,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “Combining the dedicated cardiac system, Aplio Artida, with the Aplio 500 and 300 gives Toshiba a complete cardiac ultrasound portfolio for virtually any imaging need.”

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 world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba’s web site at