|[March 04, 2013]
CIS is First Cardiac Center to Install 10 Toshiba Aplio 500 Ultrasound Systems
TUSTIN, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) now offers its patients the
most advanced cardiac ultrasound, thanks to its purchase of 10 AplioTM
500s from Toshiba (News - Alert) America Medical Systems, Inc. This is the first
acquisition of Toshiba's newest and most advanced system in a dedicated
"The image quality on Toshiba's Aplio 500 is impressive and gives us the
capabilities for advanced cardiac imaging," said Jaime Aubin, ultrasound
team leader, Cardiovascular Institute of the South. "We conduct a wide
variety of heart and vascular ultrasound exams, and the improved
penetration and color flow result in more accurate diagnoses. Aplio 500
is very user-friendly and our entire technologist staff learned quickly
to perform better exams."
The systems will be utilized throughout the CIS network to improve all
types of cardiovascular imaging, including general, congenital,
pacemaker, resynchronization, wall motion scoring and quantitative
ejection fraction measurements, among other applications.
"Aplio 500 delivers picture-perfect imaging with advanced visualization
and quantification (Wall Motion Tracking) features, improving diagnoses
for numerous cardiac conditions," said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director,
Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. "CIS's use of Aplio 500 is a great
example of how leading healthcare facilities are realizing the benefits
of our most advanced system to improve patient care."
CIS has a long partnership with Toshiba and also uses 13 Aplio MX
ultrasounds, three AquilionTM 64 CTs and three InfinixTM-i
dual-plane cardiovascular X-ray systems (located atTerrebonne General
Medical Center, a CIS partner).
About Cardiovascular Institute of the South
CIS is one of the most respected groups of cardiologists, representing
nearly every specialty in heart and circulatory medicine. With a team of
nearly 500 dedicated team members, CIS serves communities throughout
Louisiana, as well as national and international patients, at its 14
clinics. CIS consistently positions itself at the forefront of
technology by providing the most up-to-date technology coupled with
compassionate care. This mission has guided the institute for more than
29 years of service to south Louisiana. For more information about CIS,
call 1-800-425-2565 or visit www.cardio.com.
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.
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider
and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems.
Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of
businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail
solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors,
storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure
systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions,
medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more
than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and
annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit
Toshiba's website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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