Toshiba Introduces Innovation 2013 for Improved Ultrasound Imaging

  Toshiba Introduces Innovation 2013 for Improved Ultrasound Imaging

      First New Software Release for Aplio 500 and 300 Showcased at AIUM

AIUM 2013

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- April 5, 2013

To expand imaging capabilities and improve productivity, Toshiba America
Medical Systems, Inc. introduces Innovation 2013, new FDA-cleared software
advancements for the Aplio^TM 500 and Aplio 300 ultrasound systems, at the
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting in New
York, April 6-10, 2013 (Booth #510).

Innovation 2013 offers the latest enhancements in ultrasound imaging,
including B-Mode and Color Doppler, with additional features as options:

  *Luminance: A  4D rendering and lighting technique producing stellar fetal
    images, Luminance can better visualize the fetal face and other anatomical
    structures by applying color and illumination to enhance features.
  *New transducers:

       *PVT-781VT (3–11 MHz): A high-resolution, endocavitary transducer
         designed for producing superb endovaginal and prostate imaging. This
         transducer supports the Aplio 500’s Smart Fusion technology, which
         synchronizes CT or MR with ultrasound images on a single screen.
       *PLT-1005BT (5–14 MHz): A high-frequency, high-resolution linear array
         transducer ideal for small-parts imaging, including breast. This
         transducer has a wide aperture of 58 mm.

  *Workflow enhancements: Next-generation Quick Assist Protocols, designed to
    automate workflow, increase consistency and standardize exams, allow for
    greater focus on the patient.

All existing Aplio 500 and 300 customers will receive the Innovation 2013
software upgrade complimentary as part of the Reliance Technology Protection
program, excluding new options.

“Aplio 500 and 300 offer advanced visualization capabilities and enhanced
ergonomics for more accurate diagnoses and faster patient exams,” said
Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “Innovation
2013 further advances the systems’ capabilities, exemplifying how Toshiba is
committed to helping customers protect their ultrasound investment.”

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

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
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