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October 5, 2015
World-Class Teaching Hospital and Research Center Installs First 640-Slice Volume CT System in Oregon
TUSTIN, Calif., Oct. 5, 2015 – Oregon Health & Science University now offers patients one of the most advanced CT imaging systems available with the installation of Toshiba’s AquilionTM ONE ViSION Edition. OHSU, a nationally prominent research university and Oregon’s only public academic medical center, acquired the new system to help improve its diagnostic capabilities for trauma, cardiac, stroke and pediatric patients. Adding the first 640-slice system in the state of Oregon allows OHSU to deliver better patient care and maintain its position as one of the leading health care institutions in the United States.
The Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition and its PUREViSION Detector provide unique features for a complete CT solution. The system produces high-quality images and fast workflow with 640* of the industry’s thinnest slices (0.5 mm) and a gantry rotation of 0.275 seconds. Its 16 cm of coverage is capable of imaging entire organs, like the heart and brain, in a single rotation for faster and more accurate cardiac and stroke exams. Patients are also more comfortable and safer, as the system features a large 78-cm bore and iterative dose reconstruction software, AIDR 3D, that significantly reduces radiation dose compared with conventional scanning.
“Toshiba puts customers first and provides the industry’s best CT solution for leading hospitals and research centers like OHSU,” said Satrajit Misra, vice president, Marketing, Toshiba. “OHSU is showing the versatility of the Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition for numerous clinical applications. The system’s advanced technology and patient-friendly focus can help clinicians improve clinical results, increase workflow and provide a safer exam.”
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 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.
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