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November 18, 2013

A Faster, Smaller and Versatile CT Solution from Toshiba

All-New Aquilion PRIME Puts Customers First in Adapting to Changing Patient and Business Needs

TUSTIN, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 – Healthcare providers searching for a CT system that offers the best in usability, dose management and scalability now have a solution with Toshiba’s all-new AquilionTM PRIME. The system delivers on customers’ clinical and financial needs today, with the ability to adapt as those needs change in the future.

The Aquilion PRIME’s benefits include:

  • Scalable: Customers can choose the right technology today with the option to upgrade as requirements change. It is the only system capable of going from 40 to 80 to 160 slices without replacing hardware. This lowers the total cost of ownership and downtime of an upgrade.
  • Small Footprint: Providers are able to maximize existing rooms and resources, as the smaller Aquilion PRIME can fit into tighter spaces.
  • Patient-Focused: To ensure that patients are safe and comfortable, the Aquilion PRIME features a large bore (78 cm), advanced dose reduction technology (AIDR 3D) and a high-capacity couch (660 lbs.) that can move laterally and is low to the ground.
  • Adaptive Diagnostics: The Aquilion PRIME features innovative solutions to solve clinical challenges with simplified workflow and consistent quality results for a range of patients, from pediatric to bariatric. The system comes standard with advanced features and technologies.
  • Fast Exams: Clinicians can diagnose faster and improve workflow with the industry’s quickest image reconstruction speed of up to 60 images per second.

“Healthcare policies require hospitals to provide value-based care to their patients, making the Aquilion PRIME an ideal mid-tier CT solution,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “It is the first advanced CT solution that can ensure their success, and grow as clinical and operational needs change. The system allows more hospitals to acquire advanced technology while improving safety and diagnostic accuracy.”

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