|[March 29, 2014]
Toshiba's MR Software Delivers Faster, Easier Cardiac Exams
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
MR cardiac exams are faster and more accurate with new tools from
Toshiba (News - Alert) America Medical Systems, Inc. CardioLine, now available on the
Vantage Titan™ 1.5T and 3T MR systems, improves workflow and
standardizes exams to meet the pressures of today's cardiology market.
A Toshiba exclusive, CardioLine is a fully automated cardiac positioning
alignment tool that reduces exam times and inconsistent results, which
are often due to manual positioning and multiple operators. It
automatically detects anatomical landmarks for accurate and reproducible
positioning to complete alignment of six standard cardiac views without
any operator interaction.
Also available for enhanced cardiac exams are QMass and QFlow.
Integrated with the Vitrea® software from Vital Images, Inc.,
QMass and QFlow provide a full set of tools for faster post-processing
of cardiac MR cases. QMass is a workflow solution with fast quantitative
analysis of cardiac MR data for more accurate diagnoses. QFlow secures
quantitative analysis of velocity-encoded phase contrast MR data.
"We strive to develop the most advanced MR technology to put our
customers first in delivering efficient and accurate diagnoses that can
impact their bottom line and patient experience," said Beverly Plost,
director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. "Efficiency and productivity is
built into every Toshiba MR system, giving hospitals the flexibility to
focus on improving patient care."
Toshiba will howcase these cardiac MR tools at this year's American
College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting in Washington, D.C., March
29-April 2, 2014 (Booth #2323).
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. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation's
website at www.toshibamedicalsystems.com.
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 www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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