Toshiba exhibits its latest technology for cardiology professionals

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Toshiba American Medical Systems was on board at ACC to exhibit its latest and greatest in cardiology.

Aplio CV, the company's all-digital ultrasound system for cardiac applications, was one of its top features at the show. The Aplio CV features Toshiba's intelligent component architecture, tissue doppler imaging quantification, new ergonomic transducers, and the Iassist wireless controller.

Toshiba also exhibited its latest in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) technology, Excelart Vantage. The new 1.5-tesla (1.5T) high field MRI system offers linear 30mT/m gradients with a slew rate of 50 T/m/s (tesla per meter per second) of 130 t/m/s. Increasing patient throughout, the system also a faster CPU platform and can be equipped with Toshiba's Speeder, a parallel imaging technology for high-speed imaging.

Toshiba also announced the first U.S. installation sites for its works-in-progress cardiac flat-panel detector (FPD) at the University of North Carolina Hospitals - Chapel Hill, and Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., where it will be completing its initial clinical trials and measurements for FDA (510K) submissions. The new cardiac FPD is a field-upgradeable component for the Infinix(tm) i-series vascular X-ray system.