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July 15, 2015

Meadows Regional Enhances Competitive Edge with Toshiba Imaging Systems

The Right Mix of Imaging Technology Drives Patient Referrals and Improves Care

TUSTIN, Calif., July 15, 2015 – To differentiate itself from other providers in the region, Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia, Ga., installed a completely new suite of advanced imaging systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Meadows Regional acquired two AquilionTM ONE CT systems, one Vantage TitanTM 1.5T MR system and one KalareTM X-ray system.

“Healthcare reform has put greater pressure on hospitals to be more efficient, provide better care and do it all at lower cost,” said John Harrell, director of radiology, Meadows Regional Medical Center. “It might seem counterintuitive, but we knew that strategic investments in state-of-the-art imaging technology would help us improve patient care, lower costs in the long run and would set us apart among our competition.”

Across every modality, Toshiba’s imaging systems are providing unique technologies that help Meadows Regional drive more patient referrals and attract the best physicians in the area:

  • Dynamic Volume CT Imaging: The Aquilion ONE provides an industry-leading CT solution with 640-slice coverage that can capture entire organs in a single rotation.
  • SEMAR: Toshiba’s Single Energy Metal Artifact Reduction (SEMAR) improves orthopedic CT imaging by reducing streak artifacts from metal implants.
  • Dose Reduction: Patient safety is not a choice and the Aquilion ONE features AIDR 3D, an advanced iterative dose reduction technology that lowers radiation exposure while maintaining the image quality needed for diagnosis.
  • Non-Contrast MR Imaging: Eliminates the need for contrast during certain MRA exams, allowing patients with renal insufficiencies to get the imaging they need.
  • M-PowerTM User Interface: In MR imaging, the Titan 1.5T’s M-Power user interface makes exams easier to perform and simplifies post-processing.

“Lower reimbursements, a changing patient population and a slowly recovering economy are challenges for vital regional medical centers, like Meadows Regional,” said Satrajit Misra, vice president, Marketing, Toshiba. “Toshiba understands today’s business challenges and partners with customers to identify the right technology to help them differentiate and succeed in their market.”

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