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September 17, 2013

Penrose-St. Francis Expands Cardiac Care with Toshiba Ultrasound

Multiple Aplio 500 Ultrasound Systems Make Exams Easier to Perform, Provide More Accurate Diagnoses

TUSTIN, Calif., Sept. 17, 2013 Penrose-St. Francis Health Services enhanced its cardiac ultrasound capabilities for better patient care by installing six Toshiba AplioTM 500 ultrasound systems. Penrose-St. Francis, part of Centura Health, selected the systems after a thorough evaluation and side-by-side image comparison of the five leading systems on the market.

“Toshiba’s Aplio 500 offers the best 2D imaging compared to other systems we’ve seen and the smaller size makes it easy to move around the hospital,” said Mark Harry, Manager of Cardiac Diagnostics, Penrose-St. Francis. “With the system’s 2D Wall Motion Tracking and the ability to create preset exam parameters, the system produces user-friendly and reproducible results procedure after procedure.”

The Aplio 500 is Toshiba’s premier ultrasound system, offering picture-perfect imaging with advanced visualization capabilities. Toshiba’s 2D Wall Motion Tracking provides stunning visualization and quantitative analysis of myocardial wall motion with accuracy and reproducibility. Additionally, Aplio 500 comes standard with enhanced workflow tools and ergonomics, including the iStyleTM+ Productivity Suite.

“Toshiba’s ultrasound systems are designed to be user friendly without sacrificing image quality,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “The Aplio 500’s customizable user interface facilitates faster workflow and shorter procedures, making it ideal for a high-volume healthcare provider like Penrose-St. Francis.”

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.

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