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November 26, 2012
Combines Industry Leading Technology and Education to Help Manage Dose
CHICAGO, Nov. 26, 2012 – To ensure the lowest possible CT radiation dose without compromising image quality, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. launches PROTECT. PROTECT is a three-year, comprehensive CT radiation dose management program to help customers achieve ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) imaging with Toshiba’s AquilionTM CT product line.
PROTECT combines Toshiba’s technology solutions with its renowned education and support. Through in-person collaboration, Toshiba experts will review the system’s hardware and software and consider implementation of additional dose reduction technologies. These technologies include AIDR 3D, VeloCT console and leveraging Toshiba’s partnerships with Radimetrics and Phoenix Technology Corporation. Toshiba’s education and training will allow healthcare facilities to maximize their technology throughout its lifetime.
“Toshiba’s PROTECT program benefits both radiologists and patients,” said John Mycek, director, Imaging Services, Kaleida Health Care System. “The program provides us the technology, education and training to maintain diagnostic image quality while limiting the risk of dose to patients.”
“As the company offering a simplified dose reduction solution for all patients across all platforms and backing it with robust training and education, PROTECT is our commitment to making CT imaging safer for all patients,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “With customizable options, PROTECT is tailored to meet the specific needs of our customers.”
Toshiba unveiled the PROTECT Program at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 25 – 30, 2012 (Booth #3438, South Hall).
About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.
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.
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 www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.