West Boca Diagnostic Imaging Installs First Hitachi Oval MRI in Florida

  West Boca Diagnostic Imaging Installs First Hitachi Oval MRI in Florida

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BOCA RATON, Fla. -- April 4, 2013

The future of MRI imaging arrives at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging with the
installation of the first Echelon Oval MR in the state of Florida. The Echelon
Oval 1.5T MR system by Hitachi Medical Systems of America Inc. features the
game-changing 74 cm oval shaped bore - the widest bore available in the
industry offering maximum patient comfort and accommodation.

“Our goal of providing our patients with advanced technology and the most
up-to-date treatment techniques is achieved through the investment in
equipment like the Echelon Oval MR system,” said Mitch Feldman, Chief
Executive Officer of West Boca Medical Center. “Patients are able to select
West Boca Diagnostic Imaging with the confidence that they are receiving
testing and treatments in a comfortable environment.”

West Boca Diagnostic Imaging offers a wide range of tests and radiological
procedures in an atmosphere where patient ease is paramount. The center is
equipped with advanced technology and caring medical specialists,
technologists and support staff. MRI is a test that uses a magnetic field and
pulses of radio wave energy to provide pictures of organs and structures
inside the body. In many cases, MRI provides information that cannot be
obtained from an X-ray, ultrasound, or CT scan. The MRI can detect changes in
the normal structure and characteristics of organs or other tissues. The
acquisition of the Echelon Oval MR allows people who may not have been able to
get an MRI in another type of machine to get this type of testing done.

“We are very excited about our relationship with West Boca Diagnostic Imaging
and are proud to see an Echelon Oval installation in a facility dedicated to
the best patient experience, service, excellence and quality,” said Sheldon
Schaffer, Vice President and General Manager, MRI and CT, HMSA.

About West Boca Medical Center

West Boca Medical Center, part of Tenet Florida, is a 195-bed acute care
hospital located at 21644 State Road 7 in Boca Raton, Florida. West Boca
Medical Center has been serving the medical and healthcare needs of its
community and surrounding areas for over 25 years.

West Boca Medical Center offers a broad array of services, including general
medical and surgical care; orthopedics and sports medicine; a robotic surgery
program offering minimally invasive surgery for gynecological, urological and
general surgical procedures; a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging center
featuring open MRI and digital mammography; cardiac and surgical intensive
care; outpatient surgery services; 24-hour emergency services for adults and
children; diabetes education; outpatient rehabilitation services; and a
specialized sleep diagnostic center with a dedicated lab for infants,
pediatrics and adults.

West Boca Medical Center is a State Certified Primary Stroke Center, and
received the 2012-2013 American Stroke Association/American Heart Association
Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award and
Heart Failure Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.

The hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission on the accreditation
of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital
accreditation agency. For more information about West Boca Medical Center or
for physician referral, call 866-904-WBMC (9262)

About Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.

Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc. (HMSA) located in Twinsburg, Ohio, a
wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Medical Corporation offers a broad range of
diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT and Ultrasound. Our innovations
in diagnostic imaging provide technology that drives clinical solutions to
deliver diagnostic confidence, improve workflow efficiency and provide a
better patient experience. In addition to exceptional equipment, HMSA is known
for its comprehensive customer support programs to maximize the lifecycle
value of equipment through responsive service maintenance, significant
software upgrades and on-going applications support.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (TOKYO: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading
global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide.
Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion
yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social
Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems,
power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and
social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key
devices that support them.


Hitachi, Ltd.
Raymond Wtulich, 800-800-3106 ext. 2616
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