Toshiba Partners with Leading Universities for Advanced MR Research

  Toshiba Partners with Leading Universities for Advanced MR Research

           Introduces New Sequence Development Environment at ISMRM

Business Wire

SALT LAKE CITY -- April 19, 2013

Leading research institutions are making breakthroughs in advanced MR imaging
with Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s Vantage Titan™ 3T MR system.
Toshiba has partnered with Shands at the University of Florida and the Keck
Medical Center of the University of Southern California (USC) for MR research
in fMRI, as well as body and cardiac imaging.

“We’re utilizing the Titan 3T MR to enhance visualization of Cerebral Spinal
Fluid (CSF) flow non-invasively and in the research of traumatic brain
injuries from combat and athletics,” said Dr. Anthony Mancuso, professor and
chairman of the Department of Radiology, UF College of Medicine. “The Titan 3T
fulfills all the promises of a high-end 3T system, with high image quality,
gradient homogeneity and patient-focused features.”

As part of Toshiba’s commitment to supporting institutions in advanced MR
research, Toshiba is demonstrating the New Sequence Development Environment
(NSDE), a research-only tool that allows the research community to develop its
own pulse sequences to explore new applications of MR imaging.

“Partnering with prestigious universities such as USC and Shands at the
University of Florida illustrates our commitment to developing advanced
technology that can expand the potential clinical applications of MR imaging,”
said Suresh Narayan, senior manager, Market Development, MR Business Unit,
Toshiba.

Toshiba is showcasing the Titan 3T with NSDE at this year’s International
Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting in Salt Lake
City, April 20 – 26, 2013 (Booth #220).

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.

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
www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

Contact:

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
Rachel Stuht, 714-669-7623
rstuht@tams.com
or
Michael Stewart, 310-295-3323
michael.stewart@ketchum.com
 
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