Toshiba Cardiac Ultrasound Improves Visualization, Diagnostic Accuracy
New Aplio 500 CV and 300 CV Showcased at ASE
MINNEAPOLIS, June 28, 2013 – To improve exam efficiency and increase accuracy of cardiovascular disease diagnoses, Toshiba Medical Systems showcased its AplioTM 500 CV and 300 CV ultrasound systems at this year’s American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting in Minneapolis, June 29 – July 2, 2013 (Booth #415).
The Aplio 500 CV and 300 CV are premier systems for all 2D cardiovascular exams. The systems feature Toshiba’s 2D Wall Motion Tracking technology, providing exceptional visualization and quantitative analysis of myocardial wall motion with unrivaled accuracy and reproducibility.
Through the use of on-board cardiac quantification measurements in all directions (radial, circumferential, 2D rotation and longitudinal), Toshiba’s Aplio CV systems are designed to provide comprehensive information at the patient’s bedside.
Lunch & Learn Sessions were hosted by three presenters discussing their experiences using Toshiba’s cardiovascular ultrasound systems:
- Hans Joachim Nesser, M.D., Elisabethinen Teaching Hospital, Linz, Austria
- John Gorcsan III, M.D., Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Gul H. Dadlani, M.D., All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla.
In Canada, a series of Echocardiography Seminars were held earlier in Toronto and Ottawa on June 7th and 8th. The seminars were hosted by Dr. Bijoy Khandheria from Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Khandheria presented a review of technological advances in “Cardio oncology-established and the emerging role of speckle tracking” while using Toshiba’s CV Ultrasound system and 2D Wall Motion Tracking. Seminar participants experienced a live demonstration of on-board cardiac quantification measurements in all directions (radial, circumferential, 2D rotation and longitudinal). The seminar was well received with favourable assessments of the performance of the Aplio CV systems with respect to imaging quality, ergonomics, patient access and workflow.
“Toshiba’s cardiovascular ultrasound systems provide the industry’s highest-resolution images with the ability to deliver crucial clinical data in real time,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba.
About Toshiba of Canada Limited, Medical Systems Division
With headquarters in Markham, Ontario, Toshiba of Canada Limited, Medical Systems Division (TCL), 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 Canada. For more information, visit the TCL Medical Systems Division website at www.toshiba-medical.ca
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.
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