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November 27, 2005


Next Generation DTHI and 4D Imaging are Latest Improvements to Aplio and Xario

RSNA Booth # 7114 (North Building, Hall B)

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2005 – Enhancing diagnostic confidence through the development of cutting-edge imaging technologies, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. (TAMS) today announced the company's newest innovations in ultrasound-expanded Differential Tissue Harmonic Imaging (DTHI) for its Aplio ™ ultrasound system and 4D imaging for the Xario™ ultrasound system. Both techniques will be demonstrated for the first time at this year's Radiological Society of North America's (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 27-Dec. 2 in Toshiba booth #7114, located in North Building, Hall B.

"The continual advancement of enhanced imaging applications for ultrasound further reinforces Toshiba's ongoing commitment to developing applications that improve diagnostic confidence and streamline clinical workflow," said Gordon Parhar, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, TAMS. "Toshiba's global leadership is demonstrated by the steady adoption of our premium and high-end ultrasound systems. In fact, we have shipped more than 1,500 Xario systems globally since its introduction to the market in October 2004, and our Aplio system remains extremely popular with more than 4,000 units shipped globally since 2001."

Expanded Differential Tissue Harmonic Imaging on the Aplio

Expanded DTHI is Toshiba's exclusive second-generation DTHI technology and the latest addition to the Aplio XV premium package. Featuring dramatic improvements in image resolution, DTHI delivers excellent quality images and can accommodate larger patients that previously could not be imaged using ultrasound technology.

In addition, expanded DTHI has been proven to significantly improve efficiency when evaluated in clinical practice.

"During a month-long evaluation of expanded DTHI, we used the technology on many patients and noticed an improvement in productivity with its use," said Dr. Tom Stavros, medical director of ultrasound at Invision. "In addition, since our adoption of expanded DTHI on the Aplio, we have been able to accommodate our larger patients more easily-without the need to move them to a separate room or to another piece of equipment for scanning. Now we are able to accommodate all patients using one system."

New 4D Technology

Showing for the first time at RSNA and now available on the affordable Xario ultrasound system, state-of-the-art 4D technology is designed to improve departmental efficiency, while enhancing user and patient comfort. 4D is ideal for multispecialty practices that require high quality, three-dimensional images of the internal anatomy viewed in real-time.

In addition, 4D technology allows clinicians to increase success rates using automated 4D volume acquisition with the touch of a button and enables simultaneous display of 2D and continuously updated 4D volume images. Other 4D features on the Xario include post-processing tools, real-time MPR display and a 4D measurement package.

As a result of technology migration from the Aplio, features like Advanced Dynamic Flow, Toshiba's exclusive wide-band color Doppler technique, along with Panoramic View and Advanced Contour Tracking for cardiology applications are now available on the Xario-improving exam speed and increasing diagnostic confidence.

Aplio™ and Xario™ are trademarks of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.

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