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[December 04, 2013]

Toshiba's New MR Technologies Make Exams Faster for Better Patient Care

CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--

To help healthcare providers image patients faster and more comfortably, Toshiba (News - Alert) America Medical Systems, Inc. is introducing enhancements to its Vantage TitanTM MR product line. The new technologies improve workflow, image quality and patient comfort.

  • Flexible Coils: The high-density, 16ch Flex SPEEDER coils conform closer to the patient's anatomy, improving signal-to-noise ratio for enhanced image quality. The light-weight coils are available in medium and large sizes and are ideally suited for general orthopedic and body imaging.
  • 3T 32ch Head SPEEDER Coil: The 32ch Head SPEEDER coil provides superior image quality for high-end neuro applications in 3T imaging, such as fMRI and Diffusion Tensor Imaging, with high signal-to-noise ratio and high spatial and temporal resolution.
  • Rapid Transport System (RTS): The light-weight and easy-to-maneuver RTS is designed for transporting patients to the MRI suite for scanning without the need for repositioning, improving workflow and throughput. The RTS docks over the MR system's couch, so the patient stays on one table during the entire imaging process, ensuring patient safety.

"Toshiba is constantly striving to improve the products our customers rely on every day for the best patient care," said Beverly Plost, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. "These new technologies make MR exams more comfortable for patients and increase workflow for our customers."

The enhancements o Toshiba's MR product line will 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.

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.

Vantage Titan is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.


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