Ultrasound-guided biopsies are more accurate and safer with Toshiba's
Smart Fusion ultrasound technology, giving clinicians a worry-free
experience to focus on what matters most. Toshiba will showcase Smart
Fusion at this year's Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) annual
meeting, in San Diego, Calif., March 22-27, 2014 (Booth #1236).
"Smart Fusion has allowed us to save patients from getting open surgical
biopsies and increased our confidence in identifying the right lesion
accurately, safely and quickly," said Dr. Van Young, interventional
radiologist, St. Elizabeth Healthcare. "We've seen procedure times
decrease from 30 to 15 minutes because of the ability to find smaller
and difficult-to-access lesions during ultrasound-guided biopsies.
Another significant benefit of Smart Fusion is reducing dose to patients
and physicians by lowering the number of CT-only guided biopsies."
Smart Fusion syncs previously acquired CT and MR images with live
ultrasound side by side on a single screen, helping to locate lesions
and aiding in ultrasound-guided procedures. Toshiba's Smart Fusion is
easy to use, with the most intuitive user setup available. Smart Fusion
is available on Toshiba's premier ultrasound system, AplioTM
500. The Aplio 500 offers industry-leading depth and detail, as well as
efficient and precise exams with enhanced workflow tools and ergonomics,
including the iStyleTM+ Productivity Suite.
"Toshiba's advancements in ultrasound technology are expanding its
applications so healthcare providers can feel confident in using a safe,
inexensive and accurate modality," said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director,
Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. "For example, if a biopsy or ablation
can be performed with ultrasound instead of CT, even if it takes the
same amount of time, the healthcare provider will benefit from using the
more cost-effective system while reducing radiation exposure to the
patient and clinician."
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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