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November 29, 2015
UTE Expands the Applications of MR
CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2015 – For the first time, providers now have a dedicated MR sequence for pulmonary imaging with the introduction of Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s ultrashort echo time (UTE). Available on the Vantage TitanTM 3T MR system, UTE allows clinicians to view anatomy that was previously difficult to image with MR, creating new clinical possibilities.
UTE allows clinicians to capture images in tissues that generally disappear too quickly for accurate MR imaging. This enables imaging of anatomy such as the lungs, helping providers obtain information to diagnose and treat their patients.
“UTE is an exciting breakthrough as it has the potential to provide patients suffering from pulmonary conditions an alternative imaging solution,” said Guy Poloni, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “Toshiba understands the needs of our MR customers and is constantly working to improve utilization for the betterment of the patient and healthcare providers.”
Toshiba will showcase UTE and the Vantage Titan 3T MR system at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, November 29 – December 4, 2015 (Booth #7336, North Hall).
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 Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product 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 and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.
Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 580 consolidated companies employing 199,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.6 trillion yen (US$55 billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.