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December 2, 2013

Toshiba Adds Flat Panel Detector to Kalare R&F X-ray for More Accurate Exams

Flexibility of System Improves Productivity and Patient Care with High Quality Images

CHICAGO, Dec. 2, 2013 – Healthcare providers can improve their diagnostic confidence with Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s more flexible KalareTM R&F digital X-ray system. Featuring a new 17ʺ x 17ʺ dynamic flat panel detector (works-in-progress), the system provides clinicians with distortion-free, high-quality images.

Toshiba’s Kalare R&F digital X-ray puts customers first with an unmatched system design that provides unparalleled access and patient coverage. Replacing the current image intensifier with a flat panel detector extends coverage for imaging larger patients, and helps reduce panning time for exams requiring fluoroscopy, such as a barium swallow.

“The Kalare R&F is designed with a ‘one system’ approach that can handle a diverse patient load while helping clinicians perform more exams with ease, comfort and speed,” said David Sloop, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “With the new flat panel detector, clinicians can obtain more information from the images, resulting in quicker, more accurate patient diagnoses.”

Toshiba is showcasing the Kalare R&F at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Dec. 1–6, 2013 (Booth #7330, North Hall).

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 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba’s web site at