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August 26, 2013

Toshiba Installs 1,600th Vantage MR Worldwide

Winn Army Hospital Enhances Image Quality, Produces More Comfortable Exams with Titan 3T

TUSTIN, Calif., Aug. 26, 2013 Injured soldiers returning from combat now have access to more advanced and comfortable MR technology with Toshiba’s Vantage TitanTM 3T MR. Winn Army Community Hospital, a TRICARE military treatment facility in Fort Stewart, Ga., installed the system for general, musculoskeletal and body imaging. This acquisition marks the 1,600th Vantage MR installed worldwide and the 500th installed in the U.S.

“The Titan 3T produces the best images we’ve seen compared to other 3T MR systems,” said Brad Wilkes, MRI technologist, Winn Army Community Hospital. “The patient-friendly features, including the large bore, quiet exam, and soothing lighting and music, make it more comfortable for our soldiers.”

Toshiba’s Titan 3T has a 71 cm patient aperture, providing a greater feeling of openness. It is also the quietest 3T MR system available, as Toshiba’s exclusive Pianissimo™ noise-reduction technology reduces exam noise by up to 33 dB(A). For safer exams, the system incorporates Toshiba’s proprietary non-contrast techniques.

“Recently, we conducted an MR exam with one of our lieutenants, who asked if the system was on because it was so quiet. The noise-reduction technology addresses one of the major compliance issues in MR,” Wilkes added.

“Partnering with Winn Army exemplifies the versatility of the Titan 3T in any hospital setting,” said Beverly Plost, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “The system produces diagnostic abdominal images with its multi-phase RF transmission technology which reduces troublesome dielectric shading artifacts.”

Winn Army Hospital also utilizes an AquilionTM Premium CT and a KalareTM R&F X-ray system from Toshiba.

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 website 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.

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