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May 29, 2013


Aplio 500 CV Recognized for Its Image Quality, Functionality, Workflow and Ergonomics  

TUSTIN, Calif., May 29, 2013 – Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s AplioTM 500 CV cardiac ultrasound system was ranked as the top performer in KLAS’ “Echocardiography 2013: 2D or not 2D?” report. Toshiba received top scores in 18 out of 25 attributes.

In the report, Toshiba earned top scores for image quality and workflow, portability and ergonomics. According to one survey respondent, “The Aplio 500’s ergonomics are great. The keyboard moves up and down easily, and it swings out and from side to side as well.” Additionally, customers applauded the Aplio 500 CV’s echo functionality, ability to customize settings and versatility to perform many different types of scans.

“The Aplio 500 CV’s performance exceeds expectations, and Toshiba’s service and support bring the customer experience above its competitors,” according to KLAS. “Additionally, Toshiba is strong in portability, as its customers find the system’s small footprint easy to maneuver.”

The Aplio 500 CV is the system of choice for all premium 2D cardiac exams and features Toshiba’s 2D Wall Motion Tracking technology, which provides stunning visualization and quantitative analysis of myocardial wall motion with unrivaled accuracy and reproducibility. With onboard cardiac quantification measurements in all directions, the Aplio 500 CV system is designed to obtain the most comprehensive information at the patient’s bedside. 

“We work closely with our customers to provide high-quality, reliable technology along with superior service and support,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “Toshiba is committed to excellence and innovation when developing advanced imaging technology, and we designed the Aplio 500 CV with that expectation in mind.” 

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. Follow KLAS on Twitter at

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. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation’s web site at

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