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March 19, 2013


New 16-Detector Row, 32-Slice CT System Used for Faster Reconstruction, Safer Patient Exams

 TUSTIN, Calif. March 19, 2013 – To meet the demands of its growing multi-specialty facility, The Iowa Clinic in West Des Moines, Iowa, installed the first AquilionTM RXL from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., in the U.S. The Aquilion RXL has fast reconstruction and includes the latest dose reduction technologies.

“The Aquilion RXL provides us with the ideal workhorse system for the majority of clinical applications, enabling our team to improve workflow and reduce patient wait times,” said Austin Lepper, administrative director, Ancillary Services, The Iowa Clinic. “In addition, AIDR 3D dramatically reduces CT dose across all exams while maintaining image quality for safer, more accurate diagnoses.”

Aquilion RXL brings the most advanced radiation dose reduction technology to a 16-detector row, 32-slice CT system with Toshiba’s Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D). AIDR 3D lowers radiation dose compared with conventional scanning, aiding clinicians in accurate diagnoses and treatment planning. Additionally, Aquilion RXL incorporates Toshiba’s sophisticated suite of SURETechnologies, increasing clinical capabilities and significantly improving productivity.

“Aquilion RXL is the ideal system for healthcare facilities looking for a safe, efficient and accurate CT system, combining performance and value for everyday imaging needs,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba.

The Iowa Clinic also recently upgraded their existing Aquilion 64 with VeloCT and installed an Aquilion PRIME 80 CT system. Additionally, they utilize an Aquilion 16 and a 1.5T Vantage Atlas MR from Toshiba.

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