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September 7, 2015

Establishment of Russia-Japan Cardiac Imaging Training Center - Assisting cardiac diagnostic imaging in Russia -

Medical Excellence JAPAN (MEJ; President: Shuzo Yamamoto MD) and Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC; President: Toshio Takiguchi) have established the Russia-Japan Cardiac Imaging Training Center in cooperation with I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (location: Moscow; Rector: Prof. Petr V. Glybochko) and A.L. Myasnikov Institute of Clinical Cardiology (location: Moscow; Director: Prof. Yevgeny I. Chazov). An opening ceremony will be held at the site at 11:00 a.m. on September 7.

Establishment and implementation of the Russia-Japan Cardiac Imaging Training Center project (Head of Center: Prof. Sergey K. Ternovoy) has been proceeded by MEJ and TMSC based on a basic agreement made in October 2014 and a contract signed in January 2015 with Russia. The project is one of the programs conducted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2013 to promote and accelerate the Medical Globalization.

An imaging training program using cutting-edge Japanese diagnostic imaging systems will be provided at the training center in order to help further improve cardiac diagnostic imaging and treatment in Russia. In addition, the program features continuous medical education (CME) of physicians in Russia. This will promote broad and continuous fostering of well-trained physicians with excellent skills in diagnostic imaging.

As of 2013, life expectancy for citizens of Russia is reported to be 63 years for men and 75 years for women Note 1, and cardiovascular diseases such as ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease account for 61.9% of deaths. Note 2

This program for Russian physicians, using cutting-edge Japanese medical systems at the newly established training center, will help to improve cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment techniques. Fostering of cardiovascular specialists will allow earlier diagnosis and treatment to prevent the progress of disease, and as a result will contribute to reducing the number of deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases in Russia.

MEJ will dispatch a Japanese physician to the center as a trainer, and TMSC will provide medical diagnostic imaging systems that are needed for early diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases to local medical institutions. I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University and A. L. Myasnikov Institute of Clinical Cardiology will offer sites, staff, and education. Through this training program for medical diagnostic imaging, MEJ and TMSC are working to improve the quality of medical care. Joint operation of the Training Center by Japanese and Russian physicians will contribute to improvement of quality of life and life expectancy in Russia.

Outline of the training center

Russia-Japan Cardiac Imaging Training Center

(1)I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

First Moscow State Medical University

Location: Bolshaya Pirogovskaya st. 6 building 1, Moscow 119991, Russia
Total floor area: 260m2
Capacity per training: 16 persons
Main system: 640-slice area detector CT (Aquilion ONE™ / ViSION Edition) Diagnostic ultrasound system (Aplio™ 500) X-ray angiography system (Infinix™ CF-i) Image processing workstation (VitreaAdvanced) Note 3

(2)A.L. Myasnikov Institute of Clinical Cardiology

Myasnikov Institute of Clinical Cardiology

Location: 121552 3ya Cerepkovskaya 15a, Moscow, Russia
Total floor area: 95m2
Capacity per training: 6 persons
Main system: 640-slice area detector CT (Aquilion ONE™ / ViSION Edition)
Image processing workstation (VitreaAdvanced)

Note 1 Source: WHO World Health Statistics 2015/08/11
Note 2 Source: Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation
Note 3 Not available in Japan

Aquilion ONE, Aplio, and Infinix are trademarks of Toshiba Medical systems Corporation.

About Medical Excellence JAPAN

Medical Excellence JAPAN is promoting the globalization of Japan's medical services as public and private partnership. Specifically, MEJ is tackling to establish human networking between medical professionals of Japan and partner countries and expand Japan-style medical services with medical devices and drag, education and training, medical and insurance systems, etc. as a total package based on the medical issues and needs of partner countries.
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