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September 20, 2012


Aplio 500 and 300 Offer Breakthrough Image Quality and Advanced Technology

SEATTLE, Wa., Sept. 20, 2012 – Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will showcase the AplioTM 500 and 300 ultrasound systems at the Society for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) annual conference, September 20-23, 2012, in Seattle, Wa. (Booth #810). Both systems combine advanced visualization capabilities with ergonomics and flexibility to improve departmental efficiency.

Aplio 500 offers picture-perfect imaging with advanced visualization features, including Fly Thru and Smart Fusion. Fly Thru is an industry first, providing a new perspective to 4D ultrasound so clinicians can “fly through” interiors of ducts and vessels for better exploration of lesions and masses. Smart Fusion has an easy-to-use, intuitive user setup and synchronizes CT or MR with ultrasound images on a single screen to aid in locating hard-to-find lesions and ultrasound-guided biopsies. The Aplio 300 offers exceptional image quality in a smaller, more versatile platform. Aplio 500 and Aplio 300 come standard with advanced workflow tools including the iStyleTM+ Productivity Suite.

Additionally, the Aplio 500 and 300 are designed for advanced cardiac imaging. The Aplio 500 is the system of choice for all 2D cardiac imaging needs and features Toshiba’s robust quantitative cardiac analysis technology, Wall Motion Tracking. The integrated Wall Motion Tracking software provides stunning visualization of myocardial wall motion and reliably calculates strain, strain rate or displacement in just three clicks, right at the patient’s bedside. The Aplio 300 is designed for all routine cardiac exams.

“Improving departmental efficiency and patient access, Toshiba’s ultrasound systems meet the clinical needs of hospitals today,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “The Aplio 500 and 300 offer breakthrough image quality, workflow tools and ergonomics, and feature advanced cardiac capabilities.”

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