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July 30, 2013
Also Acquires Aquilion Premium CT to Enhance Patient Care and Safety in New ED
TUSTIN, Calif., July 30, 2013 – Jameson Hospital, in New Castle, Pa., opened a brand new emergency department (ED) to bring advanced healthcare to its patient population. As part of the new facility, Jameson installed the first RADREXTM-i Wireless digital radiographic (DR) X-ray system and an AquilionTMPremium CT system from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Jameson Hospital utilizes these systems for a variety of exams to improve patient care, safety and workflow in a high-volume ED setting.
“We went 100 percent wireless at our new facility and RADREX-i Wireless provides us with a digital, durable and efficient system,” said Jane Beight, director, Diagnostic Services, Jameson Health System. “For example, RexView allows our technologists to review images bedside, keeping them closer to ED patients who are often anxious or in pain.”
RADREX-i Wireless features a lightweight, cableless, 14″ x 17″ panel that is easy to use and improves image quality. The system’s RexSpeed technology and RexViewTM with image preview automate exams while allowing technologists to make point-of-care decisions. The RADREX-i wireless system provides versatile imaging with high throughput capabilities, which makes it ideal for urgent care situations.
“Aquilion Premium’s table weight limit, large bore size and fast acquisition enable us to image more patients, improving workflow,” added Beight. “The system positions us as a regional leader since we are one of the first providers in western Pennsylvania with a 160-detector CT.”
Aquilion Premium is an ideal system for the ED, with 160 detector rows (320 slices) that can image up to 8 cm of anatomy in a single and fast gantry rotation (as fast as 0.35 seconds). The system’s AIDR 3D technology significantly lowers dose for safer procedures.
“Toshiba has partnered with Jameson to provide a multi-modality solution that improves patient care,” said Nancy Gillen, vice president, Marketing, Toshiba. “With technology that images patients faster and more accurately, we help our customers successfully navigate the changing healthcare landscape.”
Jameson Health System is a longtime Toshiba partner and also utilizes an Aquilion 64 CT, an Aquilion 16 CT and a KalareTM X-ray system.
About Jameson Health System
Jameson Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare provider located in New Castle, Pennsylvania delivering a full spectrum of acute care hospital services, surgical services and ambulatory care, outpatient diagnostic services, long-term care and rehabilitative services and physician-based clinic and office services. With more than 1,300 employees; over 250 physicians and nearly 25 facilities, JHS delivers community healthcare on an expanding, regional landscape. For more information, visit www.jamesonhealth.org.
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. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation’s website at www.toshibamedicalsystems.com.
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 210,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61.7 billion). Visit Toshiba’s website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.