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September 19, 2012


Shands at the University of Florida Purchases Two Vantage Titan 3T MR Systems

TUSTIN, Calif., Sept. 19, 2012 – To meet 3T MR imaging needs for both orthopaedic and neuro exams, Shands at the University of Florida purchased two Vantage Titan™ 3T MR systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. for the UF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute and main hospital.

“Titan 3T’s image quality, quieter gradients, integrated coils and suite of non-contrast techniques make it an ideal system in multiple clinical settings,” said Dr. Anthony Mancuso, professor and chairman of the Department of Radiology, UF College of Medicine. “The system’s features allow us to conduct advanced neuro exams with ease and plan for neurosurgery, probe placement, deep brain stimulation and seizure treatment.”

Toshiba’s Titan 3T MR has a 71 cm patient aperture, providing a greater feeling of openness. It is also the quietest 3T MR system available, as Toshiba’s exclusive Pianissimo™ noise-reduction technology reduces exam noise by up to 33 dB(A).

“Titan 3T is a versatile, patient-friendly system that hospitals can use in multiple departments,” said Stuart Clarkson, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “Used for orthopaedic and neuro imaging, UF and Shands exemplify how the 3T successfully images a range of conditions.”

Shands at the University of Florida also uses two Aquilion™ ONE CT systems.

About Shands at UF

Shands is a private, not-for-profit organization and part of UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, with campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville.

Located in Gainesville, Shands at UF is one of the Southeast’s premier teaching hospitals and the state’s leading medical referral center. Nearly 900 expert UF College of Medicine and community physicians along with 7,297 skilled Shands nursing and support staff provide comprehensive high-quality patient care, from primary care and family medicine to subspecialty tertiary and quaternary services for patients with highly complex medical conditions.

Patients come to Shands at UF from all 67 Florida counties and from throughout the region, nation and a dozen countries each year. The medical center has earned its stellar reputation because of the dedication to patient care, education and research provided by UF and Shands interdisciplinary clinical and support teams.

Shands at UF includes Shands Hospital for Children, the Shands Pediatric Emergency Room, Shands Cancer Hospital and Shands Critical Care Center. Shands at UF also operates the health system’s two specialty hospitals, Shands Rehab Hospital and Shands Vista behavioral health, both located in Gainesville.

Shands is also affiliated with UF Physicians, which offers more than 40 outpatient primary care and specialty care physician practices throughout the surrounding area.

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