Toshiba’s MR Software Delivers Faster, Easier Cardiac Exams

  Toshiba’s MR Software Delivers Faster, Easier Cardiac Exams

      CardioLine Enhances Efficiency and Productivity; Showcased at ACC

American College of Cardiology Meeting 2014

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- March 29, 2014

MR cardiac exams are faster and more accurate with new tools from Toshiba
America Medical Systems, Inc. CardioLine, now available on the Vantage Titan™
1.5T and 3T MR systems, improves workflow and standardizes exams to meet the
pressures of today’s cardiology market.

A Toshiba exclusive, CardioLine is a fully automated cardiac positioning
alignment tool that reduces exam times and inconsistent results, which are
often due to manual positioning and multiple operators. It automatically
detects anatomical landmarks for accurate and reproducible positioning to
complete alignment of six standard cardiac views without any operator

Also available for enhanced cardiac exams are QMass and QFlow. Integrated with
the Vitrea^® software from Vital Images, Inc., QMass and QFlow provide a full
set of tools for faster post-processing of cardiac MR cases. QMass is a
workflow solution with fast quantitative analysis of cardiac MR data for more
accurate diagnoses. QFlow secures quantitative analysis of velocity-encoded
phase contrast MR data.

“We strive to develop the most advanced MR technology to put our customers
first in delivering efficient and accurate diagnoses that can impact their
bottom line and patient experience,” said Beverly Plost, director, MR Business
Unit, Toshiba. “Efficiency and productivity is built into every Toshiba MR
system, giving hospitals the flexibility to focus on improving patient care.”

Toshiba will showcase these cardiac MR tools at this year’s American College
of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting in Washington, D.C., March 29–April 2, 2014
(Booth #2323).

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
590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales
surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 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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