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July 19, 2017

Floyd Medical Center Delivers Reliable Cardiac Ultrasound Exams with New Toshiba Medical Systems

Helping Clinicians Provide Accurate Diagnoses with Three Aplio 500 Platinum CVs and the Xario 200 Platinum Series

Floyd Medical Center is expanding its ultrasound capabilities in the ICU and cardiology department with Toshiba Medical’s Aplio 500 Platinum CV and Xario 200 Platinum Series.

TUSTIN, Calif., July 19, 2017 – To improve diagnostic confidence with clearer images and consistent exams, Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga., installed three new AplioTM 500 Platinum CV ultrasound systems from Toshiba Medical, a Canon Group company, in its cardiology department. To support ultrasound capabilities in the ICU, Floyd Medical also installed the XarioTM 200 Platinum Series ultrasound system. Floyd Medical is leveraging the systems for strain imaging, pediatric and fetal echocardiography and stress echocardiography.

“We needed affordable equipment and a reliable partner that could help us expand our ultrasound capabilities in the ICU and cardiology department,” said Tony Gallagher, director of Cardiac Ultrasound, Floyd Medical Center. “Toshiba Medical closely partnered with us to ensure our staff were fully trained on the systems and helped us customize protocols specifically for our needs. The Aplio 500 Platinum CV and Xario 200 Platinum Series deliver clear images and give our clinicians more information to make confident diagnoses. We also experienced shorter exams and faster processing times as the images automatically transfer to our PACS system so we can immediately view the images once the exam is completed.”

The Aplio 500 Platinum CV offers a comprehensive suite of dedicated cardiac technologies, featuring 2D Wall Motion Tracking, spectral and Color Doppler, and Toshiba Medical’s suite of guidance and workflow technologies. Delivering detail and resolution throughout the entire field-of-view, the system provides excellent definition of the endocardium, which results in an accurate and easy-to-use 2D strain resolution. Additionally, Toshiba Medical’s Wall Motion Tracking technology allows providers to quantify isolated movement within the heart.

The Xario 200 Platinum Series features Toshiba Medical’s advanced ultrasound technologies for industry-leading depth and detail. This includes technologies like Precision Imaging, Differential Tissue Harmonics (D-THI) and Advanced Dynamic FlowTM (ADF). The system also offers enhanced performance and workflow features, including a customizable panel and touch command screen, and one-button optimization and clinical parameter setting with Toshiba Medical’s Quick Scan and Quick Start technologies.

“Toshiba Medical’s promise to customers is delivering flexible solutions to meet their specific business and clinical needs,” said Dan Skyba, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. “The Aplio 500 Platinum CV and Xario 200 Platinum Series deliver excellent image quality and a wide variety of features, all with safety, comfort and imaging accuracy, so providers can feel confident they are giving the best possible care to their patients.”

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. 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.

About Floyd Medical Center

The Floyd family of healthcare services is a leading medical provider and economic force in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. At the hub of these services is Floyd Medical Center, a 304-bed full-service, acute care hospital and regional referral center, and Polk Medical Center, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Cedartown. Floyd employs over 2,700 employees who provide care in over 40 medical specialties.

Driven by a commitment to compassionate care with quality results that are enhanced by the best technology, Floyd Medical Center’s specialty services, including the Primary Stroke Center, Inpatient Diabetes program, Center for Joint Replacement, Palliative Care and Spine Surgery programs all are certified by The Joint Commission. Floyd also is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, Quality Breast Center of Excellence and Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, and home to a state-designated Level II trauma and emergency care center and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Floyd has specialty centers for Behavioral Health, Wound Care and Hyperbarics, Women’s Services, Newborn Care, Pediatrics, Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery, Oncology, Cardiology, Intensive Care, Critical Care and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, all supported by comprehensive radiology, respiratory and laboratory services.