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August 8, 2012


World-Class MR Center for Innovative Research and Advanced Training Helps Customers Maximize Technology to Improve Care

TUSTIN, Calif., Aug. 8, 2012 – To offer healthcare providers advanced MR imaging technology supported through ongoing training and education, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has opened the Toshiba MR Research Center in Irvine, Calif. A $3 million investment for the company, the education and research facility will be a catalyst for advancing customer training and industry-leading research.

“The goal of the Toshiba MR Research Center is two-fold: to fuel research with our customer partners in order to advance MR imaging, and to offer customers an exceptional, hands-on training experience,” said Stuart Clarkson, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “Toshiba’s investment in the MR Research Center illustrates its commitment to helping customers maximize their MR systems as well as Toshiba’s mission to be leaders in innovation.”

Toshiba’s MR Research Center allows domestic and international customers to use the latest Toshiba MR systems, including the Vantage TitanTM 3T wide-bore MR and various Vantage Titan 1.5T MR system configurations. Toshiba will rotate and upgrade technology annually to offer the most current MR systems and software. The training experience is tailored to meet specific customer needs, allowing customers to test the protocols most often used and learn new imaging techniques. The MR Research Center also provides potential customers the opportunity to experience the Toshiba technology configurations that they are considering for purchase. 

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