|[December 03, 2013]
Toshiba's Innovative MR Applications Improve Diagnostic Accuracy and Patient Safety
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
Clinicians can utilize MRI to diagnose more conditions with Toshiba (News - Alert)
America Medical Systems, Inc.'s advanced applications for its Vantage
Titan™ MR systems. Toshiba expands MR's ability to visualize
neurological conditions without contrast using Cerebral Spinal Fluid
(CSF) Dynamics imaging and 3D Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) and furthers
innovations in MR with the Research Sequence Development Environment
CSF Dynamics Imaging: CSF bulk movement can be visualized
non-invasively for the first time using Toshiba's proprietary
Time-Spatial Labeling Inversion Pulse (News - Alert) (Time-SLIP) non-contrast
technique. This technique provides a safer and faster way to get
diagnostic information, as CSF movement disorders normally require
3D ASL: Blood flow and perfusion characteristics of the entire
brain can be studied without contrast and with a single scan.
RSDE: A research-only tool that allows the research community
to develop its own pulse sequences to explore new applications of MR
"Toshiba's MR technologies allow for the understanding of neurological
disorders in new ways that directly impact patient care," said Beverly
Plost, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. "Our systems put customers
first and provide safe and patient-friendly exams that allow clinicians
to make efficient and accurate diagnoses."
These advanced applications are available on Toshiba's Vantage Titan
1.5T and 3T systems and ill be showcased at this year's Radiological
Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Dec. 1-6,
2013 (Booth #7330, 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 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 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and
annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit
Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
Vantage Titan is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.
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