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December 3, 2012


First Hospital to Install Scalable 16-Channel Vantage Titan 1.5T

TUSTIN, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012 – Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minn., improved its advanced imaging capabilities and patient comfort by installing the first 16-channel Vantage TitanTM 1.5T scalable system from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Fairview will use the system for all general MR exams, as well as breast and cardiac imaging, and expand its capabilities by offering prostate imaging to patients.

“Toshiba’s 16-channel Titan 1.5T will enable us to offer more services to our patients and explore new ways of imaging,” said Judy Sager, director, Radiology, Fairview Health Services. “For instance, we plan to utilize the system to visualize CSF bulk flow without contrast to improve diagnoses of CSF disorders non-invasively.”

The 16-channel Titan 1.5T offers patient-friendly features, including a 71 cm bore and feet first exams to reduce claustrophobia. Toshiba’s exclusive Pianissimo™ noise-reduction technology, advanced non-contrast imaging, integrated coils and intuitive M-Power user interface make the system easier to use for the clinician and more comfortable for the patient.

“The 1.5T MR series offers hospitals like Fairview the option to invest in a scalable MR system that meets their clinical needs today, with the opportunity to easily upgrade as their needs change in the future,” said Stuart Clarkson, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “Titan 1.5T improves comfort and compliance, resulting in faster exams and improved patient satisfaction.”

Fairview also utilizes a Toshiba AquilionTM ONE dynamic volume CT and an earlier version of the Vantage Titan 1.5T MR.

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 vascular equipment, 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