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 interaction.  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 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. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation’s website at www.toshibamedicalsystems.com.  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 www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.  Contact:  Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Rachel Miller, 714-669-7623 rmiller@tams.com or Michael Stewart, 310-295-3323 michael.stewart@ketchum.com  
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