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February 28, 2011

TOSHIBA MANUFACTURES MILESTONE 25,000TH CT SYSTEM AND BEGINS RESEARCH COLLABORATION WITH RADBOUD UNIVERSITY

In December 2010, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation reached a new milestone with the manufacture of its 25,000th CT system.
"Since our first CT system in 1978, Toshiba has continuously offered leading, innovative products based on the clinical needs of our customers," said Yasuo Nobuta, vice president and general manager of the CT Systems Division, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation. "Through our commitment to leading innovation, we are constantly seeking to improve healthcare worldwide in collaboration with leading clinical experts."

The 25,000th CT, an Aquilion ONE™ system, will be installed at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center in The Netherlands. Toshiba and Radboud University will collaborate on a variety of CT research projects. "Toshiba's vision for future CT applications closely matches our vision of how CT will continue to improve patient care." said Dr. Mathias Prokop, Professor of Radiology at Radboud University. "Based on this common vision and our collaboration we expect that the combination of our clinical knowledge and Toshiba's technical excellence will help refine existing applications and speed up the development of new and revolutionary clinical features."

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Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

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Aquilion ONE

<History of Toshiba CT production>

1978 Beginning of CT production
1982 1,000th CT system produced
1985 World's first slip-ring CT scanner introduced
1990 5,000th CT system produced; world's first helical CT scanner introduced
1998 10,000th CT system produced
1999 World's first 0.5 mm multi-slice detector CT introduced
2003 15,000th CT system produced
2007 20,000th CT system produced; world's first dynamic volume CT scanner introduced
2010 25,000th CT system produced

About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation was established in October 2003 when the Medical Systems Division of Toshiba Corporation became an independent group company specializing in medical diagnostic imaging systems. The company is a leading worldwide provider of 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 is a worldwide leader in technology, electronic and electrical products, digital consumer products, electronic devices and components, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 742 companies, with 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$68 billion.

For more information, visit Toshiba's website at www.toshibamedicalsystems.com.

*Aquilion ONE is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.

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