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July 18, 2012


Toshiba’s AIDR 3D Demonstrates Significant CT Dose Reduction

 TUSTIN, Calif., July 18, 2012 – Integrating advanced dose reduction technologies into all CT exams is essential for optimal dose management and improving patient safety. Dr. Gabriel Vorobiof from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Cardiovascular Center will discuss his research using Toshiba’s AIDR 3D dose reduction technology on the AquilionTM ONE CT system to lower dose in cardiac CT. The presentation, titled “Optimizing Dose in Cardiac CT Imaging Using 320 Detector Row System with AIDR 3D, Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction,” will take place on Saturday, July 21, at 6:30 a.m. ET, at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography’s (SCCT) 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, Md., July 19 – 22, 2012.

AIDR 3D is Toshiba’s third-generation iterative dose reconstruction software that incorporates significant system enhancements by reducing radiation dose compared with conventional scanning. It is a sophisticated algorithm designed to work in both the raw data and image data spaces, reducing noise while attempting to maintain image quality. AIDR 3D is standard on all new Toshiba Aquilion ONE, Aquilion Premium and Aquilion PRIME CT systems.

“AIDR 3D is the latest generation of Toshiba’s continued commitment to developing advanced dose reduction technologies to improve patient safety,” said Tim Nicholson, senior manager, Market Development, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “With AIDR 3D, healthcare providers can offer safer exams for their patients while still achieving the image quality needed for diagnoses.”

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 website at