Toshiba’s MR Smart Fusion Ultrasound Technology Improves Interventional Accuracy

  Toshiba’s MR Smart Fusion Ultrasound Technology Improves Interventional

           Showcasing Aplio 500’s Smart Fusion for CT and MR at SIR

SIR 2013

Business Wire

NEW ORLEANS -- April 11, 2013

To help reduce complications and improve the accuracy and safety of
interventional procedures, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. extends
Aplio^TM 500’s Smart Fusion ultrasound technology to MR.

Smart Fusion syncs previously acquired CT or MR images with live ultrasound
and displays them side by side on a single screen. This technology helps to
locate hard-to-find lesions and aids in ultrasound-guided procedures without
additional CT fluoroscopy or MR scans. Toshiba’s Smart Fusion is easy to use,
with the most intuitive user setup available.

“Toshiba’s Smart Fusion enables clinicians to eliminate multiple exams and
utilize ultrasound to achieve accurate, no-dose biopsies,” said Tomohiro
Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “Smart Fusion combines
the best in imaging by synchronizing CT or MR with ultrasound, which is
particularly useful in guiding difficult procedures in the prostate or

Toshiba will showcase Aplio 500’s Smart Fusion at this year’s Society of
Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2013 annual meeting in New Orleans, April
13-18, 2013 (Booth #1013).

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
Michael Stewart
(310) 295-3323
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