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May 22, 2013
New Aplio 500 and 300 Systems Drive 52 Percent Growth in Radiology, According to Klein Biomedical Consultants
TUSTIN, Calif., May 22, 2013 – Led by the successful launch of the AplioTM 500 and Aplio 300 ultrasound systems, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. saw a 28 percent U.S. ultrasound business growth in 2012, far exceeding the industry’s 3 percent, according to Klein Biomedical Consultants, Inc.’s industry report published in April.
“Toshiba developed significant momentum in 2012, achieving a radiology business growth of 52 percent, to go along with its impressive overall performance,” said Harvey Klein, Ph.D., Klein Biomedical Consultants, Inc. “We also conduct a competitive assessment of ultrasound manufacturers based on 31 different criteria, like company reputation, financial condition, products, marketing, service and others. Toshiba made the largest jump of any of the 11 major companies in the industry, finishing third, a testament to its product portfolio and corporate strength.”
“Innovative technologies like the Aplio 500’s Fly Thru and Smart Fusion help our customers provide better patient care,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “The core strength of our entire product lineup, coupled with leading service and education, allow us to offer ultrasound solutions tailored to our customers’ needs.”
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 www.medical.toshiba.com.
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.
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 www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.