Toshiba inks ultrasound contract

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Midwest Ultrasound of Cincinnati has entered into a two-year renewable ultrasound purchasing partnership with Tustin, Calif.-based Toshiba America Medical Systems.

Through the agreement, Midwest Ultrasound--a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati--purchased an initial 11 Xario XG ultrasound systems to be utilized at The Christ Hospital and various other clients.

The Xario XG ultrasound system features a 19-inch monitor and comes standard with a bundled software package consisting of Advanced Dynamic Flow, which accurately displays blood flow with directional information. Additionally, the Xario XG features ApliPure, which uses real-time spatial and frequency compounding technology to deliver clearer image quality and QuickScan, one touch auto optimization for 2D and Doppler imaging. Another feature is Trapezoid, which provides wide or expanded field of view imaging, Toshiba said.