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October 31, 2014
Dose Management Software Helps Clinicians Visualize Their Way to Safer Imaging
TUSTIN, Calif., Oct. 31, 2014 – The radiology community recognized Toshiba’s innovative Dose Tracking System (DTS) as it received the 2014 Minnies Award for Best Radiology Software from AuntMinnie.com. The award acknowledges the dose management optimizing tool, which helps deliver a safe and high-quality interventional exam for patients and staff.
A groundbreaking technology on Toshiba’s Infinix™ cardiovascular X-ray systems, DTS provides clinicians a way to monitor radiation exposure using detailed, easy-to-read human mapping. A wide variety of realistic patient models and relative movement tracking allows DTS to gauge the distribution of radiation on the patient skin and avoid issues such as overexposure. Real-time feedback provides skin dose information during procedures and allows the physician to make real-time adjustments, while recently expanded bi-plane (frontal and lateral) coverage increases system utilization.
“DTS was created to give clinicians the data they need to effectively treat patients while giving them the safest possible treatment experience,” said David Sloop, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “Being named the Best Radiology Software, with concern over economic issues shaping the selections by the Minnies expert panel this year, is an example of how Toshiba understands its customers’ business and develops technology that puts safety at the forefront.”
This award is another recognition of Toshiba’s industry-leading technology and is the company’s third Minnies honor. Toshiba also won the Best New Radiology Device award for the AquillionTM ONE ViSION 640-slice CT system in 2013 and the same honor for the AquilionTM ONE CT in 2008.
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 Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical products and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future,” Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation” and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in a safe, secure and comfortable society.
Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.