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April 5, 2013


First New Software Release for Aplio 500 and 300 Showcased at AIUM

NEW YORK, April 5, 2013 – To expand imaging capabilities and improve productivity, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. introduces Innovation 2013, new FDA-cleared software advancements for the AplioTM 500 and Aplio 300 ultrasound systems, at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting in New York, April 6-10, 2013 (Booth #510).

Innovation 2013 offers the latest enhancements in ultrasound imaging, including B-Mode and Color Doppler, with additional features as options:

  • Luminance: A4D rendering and lighting technique producing stellar fetal images, Luminance can better visualize the fetal face and other anatomical structures by applying color and illumination to enhance features.
  • New transducers:
    • PVT-781VT (3–11 MHz): A high-resolution, endocavitary transducer designed for producing superb endovaginal and prostate imaging. This transducer supports the Aplio 500’s Smart Fusion technology, which synchronizes CT or MR with ultrasound images on a single screen.  
    • PLT-1005BT (5–14 MHz): A high-frequency, high-resolution linear array transducer ideal for small-parts imaging, including breast. This transducer has a wide aperture of 58 mm.
  • Workflow enhancements: Next-generation Quick Assist Protocols, designed to automate workflow, increase consistency and standardize exams, allow for greater focus on the patient.

All existing Aplio 500 and 300 customers will receive the Innovation 2013 software upgrade complimentary as part of the Reliance Technology Protection program, excluding new options.

“Aplio 500 and 300 offer advanced visualization capabilities and enhanced ergonomics for more accurate diagnoses and faster patient exams,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “Innovation 2013 further advances the systems’ capabilities, exemplifying how Toshiba is committed to helping customers protect their ultrasound investment.”

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