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November 18, 2013
Customers Come First with the Industry’s Best Solutions on Every CT Scanner
TUSTIN, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 – The AquilionTM ONE ViSION Edition 640-slice CT scanner from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. received the 2013 Minnies Award for Best New Radiology Device from AuntMinnie.com. The award acknowledges the emphasis that Toshiba puts on providing the best patient experience with every scanner.
The Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition offers a gantry rotation of 0.275 seconds and 320 detector rows (640 unique slices), covering 16 cm in a single rotation with the industry’s thinnest slices, 500 microns (0.5 mm). The system improves patient safety with Toshiba’s third-generation iterative dose reconstruction software, AIDR 3D, which incorporates system enhancements that significantly reduce radiation dose compared with conventional scanning.
“With the Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition 640-slice scanner, we aimed to create the most advanced CT system available, offering cutting-edge technology that addresses the expanding needs of both patients and physicians,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “Being named the Best New Radiology Device is a result of Toshiba’s dedication to patient safety and providing its customers with the technology and support needed to deliver the best patient care available.”
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.