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[December 04, 2013]

Safer CT Exams with Toshiba's Dose Reduction Technology

CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--

Healthcare providers can now deliver the safest CT exam possible, as Toshiba (News - Alert) Medical Systems' most advanced dose reduction technology, Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D), comes standard on all new AquilionTM CT systems: Aquilion ONETM ViSION Edition, Aquilion ONE, Aquilion Premium, Aquilion PRIME, Aquilion RXL and Aquilion LB.

"Toshiba is committed to making advanced dose reduction technology available to all CT users, not only for high-end systems or through expensive software or hardware options," said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. "With the introduction of our new Aquilion LB, the large bore system, AIDR 3D now comes as standard technology on our entire product lineup. CT dose and safety is not a choice that our customers and their patients should have to make."

AIDR 3D is Toshiba's third-generation iterative dose reconstruction software that incorporates significant system enhancements by reducing radiation dose compared to conventional scanning. It helps Toshiba CT customers achieve the As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principle, while still producing the image quality needed for accurate diagnoses.

AIDR 3D can also be seamlessly integrated with SUREExposureTM 3D, a software that calculates the minimum radiation exposure required for every exam. SUREExposure 3D adjusts the dose for each patient based on a preset, targeted level of image quality, making it easy to use on all exams.

Toshiba is showcasing its Aquilon product line and AIDR 3D technology 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.

About 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 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.

Aquilion, Aquilion ONE, ViSION Edition and SUREExposure are trademarks of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.


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