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April 28, 2015

Toshiba Puts Pediatric Patients First by Offering 360 Degrees of Patient Safety

At SPR, Toshiba is showcasing many of its pediatric-friendly technologies, including Superb Micro-Vascular Imaging (SMI) for its AplioTM 500 Platinum ultrasound that provides visualization of low velocity microvascular flow never before seen with ultrasound.

At SPR, Toshiba is showcasing many of its pediatric-friendly technologies, including Superb Micro-Vascular Imaging (SMI) for its Aplio 500 Platinum ultrasound that provides visualization of low velocity microvascular flow never before seen with ultrasound.

TUSTIN, Calif., April 28, 2015 – Toshiba understands that pediatric patients require specialized imaging solutions and provides 360 degrees of coverage, guidance and expertise to help keep them safe. Imaging children has many challenges, due to their unique requirements compared with adults, which is why Toshiba has created comprehensive solutions for a variety of pediatric imaging needs across all its modalities:

  • Superb Micro-Vascular Imaging (SMI) ultrasound technology: Allows clinicians to see smaller vessels, giving way to faster, non-invasive disease diagnosis and expanding the utility of ultrasound, which results in fewer ionizing procedures for safer pediatric care.
  • Pediatric-friendly MRI: Toshiba’s patented PianissimoTM technology significantly reduces the noise in and around the MRI environment, allowing for a safer and more comfortable exam for even the smallest patients. Toshiba’s Pediatric SPEEDERTM Coil Suite provides added flexibility for pediatric patients of a wide age range, helping to improve image quality. Additionally, Toshiba’s proprietary non-contrast techniques eliminate the need for contrast injections for certain procedures, for a safer and more pediatric-friendly exam.
  • Interventional radiology: Toshiba’s Infinix™ bi-plane and single-plane labs have pediatric specific capabilities designed by pediatric interventionalists to ensure pediatric patients receive the safest exams possible. Spot Fluoroscopy with Last Image Hold, Toshiba’s award-winning Dose Tracking System (DTS) and Live Zoom fluoro and acquisition (at up to 2.4 times lower dose than traditional FOV changes) are all designed to minimize X-ray exposure while maintaining image quality.
  • Safer X-ray exams: Toshiba’s RADREXTM-i digital radiographic X-ray RexProtect features set a new standard of safety and lower dose for even the smallest patients.
  • Low-dose CT exams: Advanced dose reduction technologies—like SUREExposure™ Pediatric for“child-size” exams, and AIDR 3D tolower dose while maintaining high image quality—help limit radiation exposure to more sensitive pediatric patients.

“Toshiba is committed to ensuring that pediatric patients have the safest imaging experience possible,” said Calum Cunningham, vice president, Marketing and Strategic Business Development, Toshiba. “By incorporating technologies that are aimed at reducing radiation exposure, creating safer X-ray exams, making our systems patient-friendly and more, we are improving pediatric safety and enhancing the overall patient experience.”

Toshiba will be featuring these technologies at this year’s Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR) annual meeting in Bellevue, Wash., April 27–May 1, 2015 (Booth #21).

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems 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 Toshiba’s 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