Toshiba is making it possible for clinicians to use ultrasound to see
the smallest vessels in and around areas like tumors and lymph nodes,
giving them a new way to diagnose disease faster and non-invasively.
Currently, physicians wanting to see low-velocity microvascular blood
flow have to use contrast agents or more invasive modalities. Superb
Micro-Vascular Imaging (SMI) can dramatically improve the patient's
overall imaging experience by making exams safer and faster, getting
them the diagnostic information needed.
SMI has received FDA clearance for use on the Aplio™ 500 ultrasound
system and will be showcased at the Society of Vascular Ultrasound (SVU)
Annual Conference, August 6-9, 2014 (Booth #214) in Lake Buena Vista, Fl.
"Toshiba ultrasound continues to push the envelope," said Tomohiro
Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit. "With the development of
SMI, clinicians can provide the right diagnosis on all patients earlier
for improved care. Additionally, SMI expands the utility of ultrasound,
which results in fewer ionizing procedures, improving patient safety."
Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology recognized SMI as
Editor's Choice of Most Innovative Technology at ASE 2014: http://www.dicardiology.net/view-all/videos/?bclid=922766709001&bctid=3657051609001.
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 Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class
capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems
into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community
Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices &
Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles
of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, "Committed to People,
Committed to the Future," Toshiba promotes global operations towards
securing "Growth Through Creativity and Innovation" and is contributing
to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in a safe,
secure and comfortable society. Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today's
Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated
companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales
surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion). To find out more about
Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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