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January 8, 2013


Toshiba’s Aplio 500 and Viamo Improve Image Quality for Accurate Diagnoses

TUSTIN, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013 – To stay competitive using the most cutting-edge technology, the Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California (USC) installed two AplioTM 500 ultrasound systems and a ViamoTM ultrasound system from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. at its Keck Hospital of USC in Los Angeles, Calif. USC will use the Aplio 500 and Viamo systems for general exams, including pelvis, liver and abdominal.

Aplio 500 offers picture-perfect imaging with advanced visualization capabilities, including Fly Thru. Toshiba’s Fly Thru is an industry-first technology using 4D ultrasound to “fly through” interiors of ducts and vessels for better exploration of lesions and masses, and to assist in planning interventional procedures. Additionally, Aplio 500 comes standard with enhanced workflow tools and ergonomics, including the iStyleTM+ Productivity Suite.

The Viamo is the industry’s “no compromise” laptop ultrasound system, with advanced imaging capabilities not available on hand-carried systems. Equipped with the performance of Toshiba’s larger, cart-based systems, Viamo delivers best-in-class image quality and penetration (up to 40 cm) from the operating room to a patient’s bedside.

“We worked closely with USC to deliver the most innovative technology in the industry, including reliable ultrasound systems for a wide range of patient exams,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “Aplio 500’s Fly Thru technology is the most advanced visualization tool in the market, enabling USC to examine anatomy from views never before seen in ultrasound, and the Viamo is ideal for general exams, including traditional radiology.”

USC also utilizes Toshiba’s Aplio XG, Aplio MX and XarioTM XG ultrasound systems.        

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