Toshiba's MR Smart Fusion ultrasound technology improves interventional accuracy

NEW ORLEANS, April 11, 2013 – To help reduce complications and improve the accuracy and safety of interventional procedures, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. extends AplioTM 500’s Smart Fusion ultrasound technology to MR.

Smart Fusion syncs previously acquired CT or MR images with live ultrasound and displays them side by side on a single screen. This technology helps to locate hard-to-find lesions and aids in ultrasound-guided procedures without additional CT fluoroscopy or MR scans. Toshiba’s Smart Fusion is easy to use, with the most intuitive user setup available.

“Toshiba’s Smart Fusion enables clinicians to eliminate multiple exams and utilize ultrasound to achieve accurate, no-dose biopsies,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “Smart Fusion combines the best in imaging by synchronizing CT or MR with ultrasound, which is particularly useful in guiding difficult procedures in the prostate or abdomen.”

Toshiba will showcase Aplio 500’s Smart Fusion at this year’s Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2013 annual meeting in New Orleans, April 13-18, 2013 (Booth #1013).

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.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba’s website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.