Toshiba Installs 1,600th Vantage MR Worldwide

  Toshiba Installs 1,600th Vantage MR Worldwide

  Winn Army Hospital Enhances Image Quality, Produces More Comfortable Exams
                                with Titan 3T

Business Wire

TUSTIN, Calif. -- August 26, 2013

Injured soldiers returning from combat now have access to more advanced and
comfortable MR technology with Toshiba’s Vantage Titan^TM 3T MR. Winn Army
Community Hospital, a TRICARE military treatment facility in Fort Stewart,
Ga., installed the system for general, musculoskeletal and body imaging. This
acquisition marks the 1,600^th Vantage MR installed worldwide and the 500^th
installed in the U.S.

“The Titan 3T produces the best images we’ve seen compared to other 3T MR
systems,” said Brad Wilkes, MRI technologist, Winn Army Community Hospital.
“The patient-friendly features, including the large bore, quiet exam, and
soothing lighting and music, make it more comfortable for our soldiers.”

Toshiba’s Titan 3T has a 71 cm patient aperture, providing a greater feeling
of openness. It is also the quietest 3T MR system available, as Toshiba’s
exclusive Pianissimo™ noise-reduction technology reduces exam noise by up to
33 dB(A). For safer exams, the system incorporates Toshiba’s proprietary
non-contrast techniques.

“Recently, we conducted an MR exam with one of our lieutenants, who asked if
the system was on because it was so quiet. The noise-reduction technology
addresses one of the major compliance issues in MR,” Wilkes added.

“Partnering with Winn Army exemplifies the versatility of the Titan 3T in any
hospital setting,” said Beverly Plost, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba.
“The system produces diagnostic abdominal images with its multi-phase RF
transmission technology which reduces troublesome dielectric shading

Winn Army Hospital also utilizes an Aquilion^TM Premium CT and a Kalare^TM R&F
X-ray system from Toshiba.

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. Visit
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation’s website at

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 210,000 employees worldwide and annual sales
surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61.7 billion). Visit Toshiba’s website at


Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
Rachel Miller, (714) 669-7623
Michael Stewart, (310) 295-3323
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