November 10, 2009 – Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has introduced the Toshiba Assurance Refurbishment Program to provide customers the ability to purchase previously owned, completely refurbished Toshiba systems.

The first line of Toshiba products available through the program are Aquilion CT systems. This Aquilion Assurance program offers customers, such as hospitals and imaging centers, the exceptional performance and quality that defines the award-winning Aquilion CT line at a price point to accommodate a variety of budgets. To support this program, Toshiba has opened a new Quality Assurance Center in Irvine, Calif.

A refurbished CT system from Toshiba is held to the same quality and performance standards as a brand-new Toshiba CT system. Previously owned Toshiba CT systems are inspected at the Quality Assurance Center, where a team of experts evaluate and test all moving parts and programs. After the system has been inspected, new parts are installed and upgraded, including crucial items like the X-ray tube, and new software is installed. The system is then repainted, relabeled and placed in new packaging. Before a system leaves the Quality Assurance Center, it is tested against Toshiba’s original factory standards.

According to Ted Nemetz, vice president, Service Business Unit, Toshiba, the difference between purchasing a previously owned system from a third-party dealer is there are no guarantees. With Toshiba’s Assurance Refurbishment Program, the customer is guaranteed to receive high quality equipment backed by a Service contract guaranteeing Toshiba’s high standards and dedicated customer service.
Whether purchasing a refurbished or a new CT system, the entire Aquilion line includes the industry leading Quantum Advantage platform, with the thinnest detector rows available (0.5 mm) to ensure uniform isotropic resolution across every detector element. Because of this unique design, Toshiba is able to provide all of its customers – whether they have a new or refurbished 8-, 16-, 32-, or 64-detector row Aquilion – with uniformly superior images.

The Aquilion Assurance Program suits health care facilities looking to acquire high quality diagnostic imaging equipment, but may not have the capital to purchase a brand-new system. Refurbished CT systems are excellent for small facilities and those looking for a “work horse” system. Existing customers can trade in an Aquilion 8-, 16-, 32- or 64-detector row system for credit towards a refurbished CT system. Customers also have the option to acquire a new Service contract with the purchase of a refurbished CT system. Additionally, brand new customers can purchase a refurbished system to get the best value for the price.

For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com

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