News | August 19, 2011

Toshiba Showcases Patient-Friendly CT, MR, Ultrasound and X-Ray at AHRA

August 19, 2011 – Addressing the need to improve diagnostic accuracy while making exams safer and more comfortable for patients, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. is showcasing patient-focused technology, including its Aquilion ONE and Aquilion Premium computed tomography (CT) systems, M-Power magnetic resonance (MR) system user interface (work in progress), Aplio MX ultrasound system and Kalare Wireless, at the Association for American Medical Systems Management (AHRA) annual meeting in Grapevine, Texas, August 14–17.

Also at the show, Toshiba and the AHRA will be announcing the fourth annual Putting Patients First Program. Putting Patients First grants provide healthcare facilities with the resources needed to improve imaging quality and safety for patients and are funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Toshiba.

Aquilion ONE and Aquilion Premium
Designed to improve patient outcomes while achieving cost efficiencies, Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE, the world’s first dynamic volume CT system, produces images previously unseen in CT imaging. Unlike any other CT system available, the Aquilion ONE covers up to 16 cm of anatomy using 320 ultra-high-resolution, 0.5-mm detector elements to image an entire organ, including the brain and heart, in a single rotation. The system features numerous advanced radiation dose reduction technologies, making CT imaging safer for patients.

Another unique part of Toshiba’s CT portfolio, the Aquilion Premium is capable of covering up to 8 cm in a single rotation. This system is field-upgradeable to 16 cm of coverage and all the unique capabilities of dynamic volume CT, enabling the medical community to have access to advanced technology today while allowing physicians and administrators to plan for their future needs.

M-Power User Interface (WIP)
M-Power (WIP) is a new, fully customizable MR system user interface enabling technologists to accelerate scanning processes and enhance diagnoses. M-Power will soon be available for use on all of Toshiba’s MR systems with an upgrade path for those systems already installed. In addition to the simplified user interface, M-Power features Atlas Compass, an automated coil selection tool and 3-D Visualization Applications to increase exam accuracy, streamline the imaging and visualization processes and reduce exam times.

Aplio MX
Toshiba’s Aplio MX ultrasound system delivers premium performance and advanced features in a lighter, more ergonomic footprint. The Aplio MX features Toshiba’s exclusive Precision Imaging and Differential Tissue Harmonics technologies, which acquire ultrasound images of unprecedented clarity and resolution to aid in better, more accurate diagnoses, regardless of patient size. The smaller size of the Aplio MX allows clinicians to bring the ultrasound system to the patient’s bedside, resulting in faster exams and greater department productivity.

Kalare Wireless
Toshiba’s next-generation R&F system, the Kalare Wireless features the new Harmony Digital Imaging System, offering faster image processing, a more intuitive interface, increased dynamic range and advanced imaging processing for fluoroscopy. With these new system features, clinicians can obtain more information from the images, resulting in better patient diagnosis. In addition, Toshiba will show a 14- x 17-inch wireless detector, featuring a rotating bucky tray for improved productivity and safety.

For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com

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