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Our Lady of Lourdes Enhances Image Quality and Workflow with 14 Toshiba Aplio 500 Ultrasound Systems
[January 29, 2014]

Our Lady of Lourdes Enhances Image Quality and Workflow with 14 Toshiba Aplio 500 Ultrasound Systems

TUSTIN, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, N.Y. is providing its clinicians with a streamlined, worry-free experience by replacing its entire ultrasound fleet with 14 AplioTM 500s from Toshiba (News - Alert) America Medical Systems, Inc. By selecting one system type, Lourdes clinicians have a consistent and easy-to-use platform across all exams, including breast, echocardiograms and vascular ultrasound studies.

"Previously, we had a mix of manufacturers, and decided that upgrading to a single system would ensure our clinicians and sonographers could use every ultrasound in the hospital, making exams more streamlined and efficient," said Brian Wetzel, administrative director, Diagnostic Imaging, Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital. "Not only are the systems easy to use, but the image quality allows our clinicians to see things they've never seen before."

The Aplio 500 is Toshiba's premier ultrasound system, offering picture-perfect imaging with numerous advanced features. It offers efficient and precise exams with enhanced workflow tools and ergonomics, including the iStyleTM+ Productivity Suite.

"Lourdes required ultrasound systems that improved image quality and allowed its clinicians to make confident diagnoses, and the Aplio 500 met these requirements," said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. "To ensure success with the new systems we listened to their needs, and our applicatons and training team made sure their clinicians were ready to use the systems confidently from day one."

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

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. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation's website at

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 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's website at

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