Toshiba Introduces New MR Software for More Efficient Exams

  Toshiba Introduces New MR Software for More Efficient Exams

  Innovative Automated Tools for Vantage Titan 1.5T and 3T MR Customers with
                         M-Power Enhance Productivity

Business Wire

TUSTIN, Calif. -- July 2, 2014

To ensure healthcare providers have access to the most advanced technology for
efficient exams, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. introduces its newest
M-Power software version for the Vantage Titan^TM 1.5T MR system and a new
software version for its Vantage Titan 3T MR. Toshiba will also offer the new
software versions with enhanced automated tools at no charge to existing Titan
customers with previous M-Power software versions that have a current service
contract with Toshiba.

The new software versions for the Titan 1.5T and 3T MR systems feature several
workflow enhancements and new clinical applications:

  *M-Power’s PathFinder: Improved automated tools to streamline exams and
    workflow efficiencies, including DirectPAS, EasyTech and InScan.
  *3D Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL): Clinically enhanced non-contrast suite
    with 3D ASL non-contrast perfusion for the whole brain.
  *DelayTracker: Automation of delay times for non-contrast Fresh Blood
    Imaging from renal to feet vessels.
  *3D Spectroscopy (Optional): Improved functionality to perform 3D
    Spectroscopy, including during prostate imaging.
  *3D Gradient Distortion Correction: Features capabilities for 3D correction
    of image distortions and is only available for the Titan 3T MR.

“Toshiba puts customers’ business needs first when developing software
advancements so that healthcare providers can deliver the best patient
experience with the latest technology available,” said Beverly Plost,
director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. “The M-Power software for Toshiba’s Titan
1.5T and Titan 3T MR includes enhancements to a comprehensive suite of
innovative applications for faster and easier exams.”

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 Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class capabilities
in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic
business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare
Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products &
Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba
Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future,” Toshiba promotes global
operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation” and is
contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in
a safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network
of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide,
with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion). To find out
more about Toshiba, visit 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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