|[March 18, 2013]
Alaska Family Sonograms Adds Toshiba Ultrasound Systems for Better Patient Care
TUSTIN, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
To upgrade its ultrasound exam capabilities with the most advanced and
durable technology available, Alaska Family Sonograms installed three
AplioTM 500 ultrasound systems from Toshiba (News - Alert) America Medical
Systems, Inc., the first Aplio 500 systems in Anchorage. Alaska Family
will use the Aplio 500 systems to care for patients from all over the
state for general OB/GYN, as well as thyroid, abdominal and vascular
"Alaska Family is a high-volume imaging facility dedicated to
high-quality patient care, so uptime and durability of our imaging
equipment is critical," said Gary Boss, owner and sonographer, Alaska
Family Sonograms. "We have been utilizing Toshiba ultrasound equipment
for more than 25 years, and they continue to be a long-term partner
offering exceptional service support and reliable systems with minimal
"With the Aplio 500s, we've seen better image quality and diagnostic
accuracy during imaging of fetal hearts and fine needle aspiration (FNA)
biopsies of the thyroid, as well improvements in penetration imaging of
bariatric patients," added Radine Boss, owner, sonographer, Alaska
Family Sonograms. "We also do a large number of imaging of the lymph
nodes in the neck. These systems are great for showing details of very
small blood vessels."
The Aplio 500 offers picture-perfect imaging with advanced visualization
capabilities, including Fly Thru. Alaska Family is beginning to explore
the potential clinical applicatons of Fly Thru, an industry-first
technology using 4D ultrasound to "fly through" interiors of ducts and
vessels for better exploration of lesions and masses. Additionally,
Aplio 500 comes standard with enhanced workflow tools and ergonomics,
including the iStyleTM+ Productivity Suite.
"Aplio 500 offers high-quality images and the most advanced
visualization technology, allowing busy ultrasound departments and
facilities like Alaska Family to expand clinical capabilities for a wide
range of patient exams," said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound
Business Unit, Toshiba.
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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