The Arizona Heart Foundation enhanced its School of Cardiac & Vascular
Ultrasound by installing eight Toshiba AplioTM 500 ultrasound
systems and one ViamoTM ultrasound to educate students with
the most advanced technology. The school will use Toshiba's ultrasound
systems for its 18-month cardiovascular ultrasound program. The
potential for research remains priority for the foundation as well as
"When we decided to purchase new ultrasound equipment for our ultrasound
program, we were not just looking for a vendor, but a long-term
partnership. That's where Toshiba set itself apart from all other
imaging companies," said Paula Banahan, RN, BSN, CVNS, executive
director, School of Cardiac & Vascular Ultrasound, Arizona Heart
Foundation. "With Toshiba's Aplio 500, our students have access to the
latest technology with advanced visualization capabilities like Fly
Thru. Additionally, the foundation is looking into the potential
possibility of using Fly Thru for research in the carotid arteries."
The Aplio 500 is Toshiba's premier ultrasound system, offering
picture-perfect imaging with advanced features, including Fly Thru. Fly
Thru is an industry-first technology, providing a new perspective to 4D
ultrasound by allowing clinicians to "fly through" interiors of ducts
and vessels for better exploration of lesions and masses. Toshiba's 2D
Wall Motion Tracking provides stunning visualization and quantitative
analysis of myocardial wall motion with accuracy and reproducibility.
Additionally, Aplio 500 offers efficient and precise exams with enhanced
workflow tools and ergonomics, including the iStyleTM+
The Viamo is the industry's no-compromise lapop-sized ultrasound
system. Delivering outstanding image quality and penetration from the
patient's bedside to an operating room, the Viamo is equipped with the
performance of Toshiba's larger, cart-based systems.
"We worked closely with Arizona Heart Foundation to offer them a
beneficial partnership and provide the latest technology to better
prepare its students and the foundation's competitive edge," said
Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba.
"Toshiba's ultrasound systems are ideal for an educational setting with
user-friendly features and intuitive user interface that can be
customized for a variety of protocols."
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 web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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