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November 29, 2016

Toshiba Medical’s Vantage Elan MRI System Wins Gold Award at Green Apple Awards 2016 in the U.K.

Otawara, Tochigi, Nov. 29, 2016 - Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation(headquarters: Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; President and CEO :Toshio Takiguchi; “Toshiba Medical”) has won the Gold Award for our Vantage Elan™ MRI system. Vantage Elan was selected from among more than 500 nominations at The International Green Apple Awards(1) for Environmental Best Practice 2016, held by The Green Organization, a nonprofit organization in the U.K.

On November 11 (Fri), Toshiba Medical received a trophy and a certificate at the award ceremony held at the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) in London.

The award winning Vantage Elan, significantly reduces installation space requirements and power consumption, while maintaining excellent diagnostic imaging performance. This advanced system not only reduces the economic cost to medical facilities but also minimizes harm to the environment. In addition to its outstanding environmental performance (downsizing and high energy-saving capability), the system can be transported using vehicles that conform to European road regulations. The award recognized that Vantage Elan can help to reduce disparities in the quality of medical care between cities and remote areas by providing transportable MRI (relocatable MRI) services.

Toshi Takiguchi, president, Toshiba Medical, explains “This award demonstrates that our environmentally conscious products are highly rated internationally. We endeavor to develop medical systems that contribute to hospital management while improving the efficiency of medical services, and we vigorously promote our environmental conservation activities.”

Click here to watch a video clip of the transportable MRI system.

(1) Green Apple Awards: This award was established in 1994 by The Green Organization, a nonprofit organization in the U.K. The environmental activities conducted by companies, organizations, and individuals are evaluated and selected by specialists in various fields and professionals with practical experience, and winners are chosen based on their contributions to the environment, economics, innovation, and society.

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