Toshiba MR System Expands Clinical Capabilities, Improves Patient Comfort at Fairview Hospital

  Toshiba MR System Expands Clinical Capabilities, Improves Patient Comfort at
  Fairview Hospital

       First Hospital to Install Scalable 16-Channel Vantage Titan 1.5T

Business Wire

TUSTIN, Calif. -- December 03, 2012

Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minn., improved its advanced imaging
capabilities and patient comfort by installing the first 16-channel Vantage
Titan^TM 1.5T scalable system from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
Fairview will use the system for all general MR exams, as well as breast and
cardiac imaging, and expand its capabilities by offering prostate imaging to

“Toshiba’s 16-channel Titan 1.5T will enable us to offer more services to our
patients and explore new ways of imaging,” said Judy Sager, director,
Radiology, Fairview Health Services. “For instance, we plan to utilize the
system to visualize CSF bulk flow without contrast to improve diagnoses of CSF
disorders non-invasively.”

The 16-channel Titan 1.5T offers patient-friendly features, including a 71 cm
bore and feet first exams to reduce claustrophobia. Toshiba’s exclusive
Pianissimo™ noise-reduction technology, advanced non-contrast imaging,
integrated coils and intuitive M-Power user interface make the system easier
to use for the clinician and more comfortable for the patient.

“The 1.5T MR series offers hospitals like Fairview the option to invest in a
scalable MR system that meets their clinical needs today, with the opportunity
to easily upgrade as their needs change in the future,” said Stuart Clarkson,
director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “Titan 1.5T improves comfort and
compliance, resulting in faster exams and improved patient satisfaction.”

Fairview also utilizes a Toshiba Aquilion^TM ONE dynamic volume CT and an
earlier version of the Vantage Titan 1.5T MR.

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 vascular equipment, and coordinates
clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States.
For more information, visit the TAMS website at

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.

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
550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales
surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba’s website at


Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
Rachel Stuht, (714) 669-7623
Michael Stewart, (310) 295-3323
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