Toshiba’s Patient-Focused Ultrasound Achieves 28 Percent Business Growth

  Toshiba’s Patient-Focused Ultrasound Achieves 28 Percent Business Growth

New Aplio 500 and 300 Systems Drive 52 Percent Growth in Radiology, According
                       to Klein Biomedical Consultants

Business Wire

TUSTIN, Calif. -- May 22, 2013

Led by the successful launch of the Aplio^TM 500 and Aplio 300 ultrasound
systems, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. saw a 28 percent U.S.
ultrasound business growth in 2012, far exceeding the industry’s 3 percent,
according to Klein Biomedical Consultants, Inc.’s industry report published in

“Toshiba developed significant momentum in 2012, achieving a radiology
business growth of 52 percent, to go along with its impressive overall
performance,” said Harvey Klein, Ph.D., Klein Biomedical Consultants, Inc. “We
also conduct a competitive assessment of ultrasound manufacturers based on 31
different criteria, like company reputation, financial condition, products,
marketing, service and others. Toshiba made the largest jump of any of the 11
major companies in the industry, finishing third, a testament to its product
portfolio and corporate strength.”

“Innovative technologies like the Aplio 500’s Fly Thru and Smart Fusion help
our customers provide better patient care,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director,
Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “The core strength of our entire product
lineup, coupled with leading service and education, allow us to offer
ultrasound solutions tailored to our customers’ needs.”

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.
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