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March 27, 2017

Orthopedic Practice Improves Competitive Advantage with New Toshiba Medical MR System

High-Quality Imaging, Patient-Friendly Features and Efficient Throughput Enhance Patient Care at South County Orthopedic Specialists

Toshiba Medical’s Vantage Elan 1.5T MR creates sharper images faster, allowing clinicians at South County Orthopedic Specialists to provide better and safer care to even more patients.

TUSTIN, Calif., March 27, 2017 ∅ Patients in need of MR imaging at South County Orthopedic Specialists can look forward to high-quality images and an enhanced experience with the recent installation of Toshiba Medical’s Vantage™ Elan 1.5T system. The full-service orthopedic care facility in Laguna Woods, Calif. now offers state-of-the-art MR exams that are fast and comfortable thanks to the system’s advanced features that prioritize both high-quality imaging and the patient experience.

“Providing the best possible patient care often starts with ensuring we have the best technology at our fingertips. With the Vantage Elan MR system, we can offer superior care to more patients,” said Beth Guidus, B.S., RT(R), lead MRI technician, South County Orthopedic Specialists. “The system is helping us acquire sharper images even faster, scan a wider variety of cases and see more patients each day thanks to its innovative workflow features. It now takes just 15 minutes to image a knee, whereas the same exam took 45 minutes on our old system.”

The small but mighty Vantage Elan 1.5T quickly helped the South County Orthopedic Specialists improve their efficiency upon arrival. Its small footprint enabled the provider to install the system without requiring construction or space adjustments. The system offers high image quality and some advanced features that are on Toshiba Medical’s premium-tier MR systems, including the Pianissimo™ noise-reduction technology that helps clinicians put their patients at ease and non-contrast imaging techniques for safer exams. Additionally, the Vantage Elan comes with Toshiba Medical’s intuitive M-Power™ user interface which simplifies exams and provides advanced post-processing tools.

“We designed the Vantage Elan MR system to help ensure each of our customers, regardless of size, has access to high quality diagnostic imaging in order to deliver excellent patient care and stay competitive in their communities,” said Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. “With its high resolution images and premium workflow features, the Vantage Elan helps South Country Orthopedic Specialists meet all its patients’ needs while keeping them safe and comfortable.”

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

Toshiba America Medical Systems, a Canon Group company headquartered in Tustin, Calif., markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and interventional X-ray equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit Toshiba Medical’s website at

About Toshiba Medical

Toshiba Medical offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including Ultrasound, CT, X-Ray, and MR, across the globe. As of December 2016, Toshiba Medical became a member of the Canon Group. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide so that together our industry-leading solutions deliver an enriched quality of life.