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December 18, 2012


Toshiba’s AIDR 3D Helps Reduce Radiation Dose, Improve Image Quality

TUSTIN, Calif., Dec. 18, 2012 – To lower CT radiation dose for cardiac exams and to improve image quality, the Orlando Health Heart Institute, in Orlando, Fla., utilizes Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s AquilionTM ONE CT system with AIDR 3D. The Orlando Health Heart Institute uses the system for diagnoses of cardiac conditions, chest pain symptoms and for the pre-mapping of pulmonary veins.

“Aquilion ONE with AIDR 3D dramatically reduces radiation dose across all patient exams,” said Dr. David Bello, director, Diagnostic Cardiology, Orlando Regional Medical Center and an interventional electrophysiologist at the Orlando Health Heart Institute. “In addition, Aquilion ONE’s fast acquisition time produces highly accurate images of patients with irregular heartbeats, reducing retakes and radiation exposure.”

Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE dynamic volume CT system covers up to 16 cm of anatomy using 320 ultra-high resolution, 0.5 mm detector elements (640 unique slices), which can image the entire heart in a single rotation. The system also features AIDR 3D, Toshiba’s third-generation iterative dose reconstruction software.

“The unique capabilities on the Aquilion ONE enable physicians to image the entire heart in a single rotation, changing the way disease is diagnosed,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “Combined with AIDR 3D, the Orlando Health Heart Institute shows how facilities can improve patient safety by reducing radiation dose.”

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

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