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April 19, 2013


Introduces New Sequence Development Environment at ISMRM

 SALT LAKE CITY, April 19, 2013 – Leading research institutions are making breakthroughs in advanced MR imaging with Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s Vantage Titan™ 3T MR system. Toshiba has partnered with Shands at the University of Florida and the Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California (USC) for MR research in fMRI, as well as body and cardiac imaging.

“We’re utilizing the Titan 3T MR to enhance visualization of Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) flow non-invasively and in the research of traumatic brain injuries from combat and athletics,” said Dr. Anthony Mancuso, professor and chairman of the Department of Radiology, UF College of Medicine. “The Titan 3T fulfills all the promises of a high-end 3T system, with high image quality, gradient homogeneity and patient-focused features.”

As part of Toshiba’s commitment to supporting institutions in advanced MR research, Toshiba is demonstrating the New Sequence Development Environment (NSDE), a research-only tool that allows the research community to develop its own pulse sequences to explore new applications of MR imaging.

“Partnering with prestigious universities such as USC and Shands at the University of Florida illustrates our commitment to developing advanced technology that can expand the potential clinical applications of MR imaging,” said Suresh Narayan, senior manager, Market Development, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. 

Toshiba is showcasing the Titan 3T with NSDE at this year’s International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting in Salt Lake City, April 20 – 26, 2013 (Booth #220). 

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