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February 17, 2015

Memorial Health Increases CT Exam Safety and Efficacy with Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE

TUSTIN, Calif., Feb. 17, 2015 – Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga., is delivering higher-quality diagnoses to its emergency and trauma patients with Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s AquilionTM ONE CT system. With the system’s Single Energy Metal Artifact Reduction (SEMAR) technology, streak artifacts from metal implants are minimized.

“The Aquilion ONE has allowed me to be the best neuroradiologist that I can be,” said Dr. Peter Britt, section chief of Neuroradiology, Memorial University Medical Center. “Its focus on safety with dose reduction and diagnostic accuracy with its SEMAR technology makes it our best CT solution and the one we rely on most for safe, reliable procedures.”

With SEMAR technology, streak artifacts from metal implants or objects in the body are reduced. Memorial Health utilizes the technology heavily in trauma and emergency care, one of its largest offerings. In addition, dose reduction technology, AIDR 3D, allows the facility to offer safer exams without reducing image quality.

“As a high-volume facility that sees a large number of emergency situations every day, Memorial Health needed a system that moved as quickly as they did,” said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “By using the Aquilion ONE, they are ensuring that quality and safety are not a choice they or their patients have to make.”

About Memorial Health

Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 654-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center. To learn more, visit You can follow us at,, and

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 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


3/4 angle of the Aquiion One in a room