Joseph Brant Hospital becomes Canada's first community hospital with two Toshiba Volume CT Scanners

2015-10-28

New technology nearly triples capacity, keeps assessment and treatment local and allows for greater collaboration between academic hospitals and educational institutions.

MARKHAM, ON October 28, 2015 –Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington has become the first community hospital in Canada to acquire two Toshiba Aquilion ONE Volume CT Scanners. The installation of these advanced medical devices immediately increases the hospital's ability to diagnose and treat residents in the community, keeping them close to home when dealing with health issues. The technology acquisition was made possible as part of the hospital's redevelopment and expansion project where funds were contributed specifically for the purchase of new medical equipment.

"We are committed to providing some of the best patient-centered care available. This new technology means that we can assess, monitor and treat more community members right here at home, without having to send them to larger medical centres," said Dr. John Rawlinson, Chief of Diagnostic Imaging at Joseph Brant Hospital. "This advanced technology also paves the way for unprecedented collaboration with academic hospitals and educational institutions which is exciting and can bring real benefits to both sides of the relationship."

"The benefits to the community, in terms of the hospital's ability to address the needs of its growing population, are numerous," said Jens Dettmann, General Manager and VP, Toshiba of Canada Limited, Medical Systems Division. "Joseph Brant Hospital is demonstrating an example in Ontario and Canada by putting its patients first, and providing world class diagnostics and assessment close to home."

The two Toshiba Aquilion ONE Volume CT Scanners replace one older CT unit. Immediate benefits include decreasing wait times by doubling the available CT Scanners for better and faster diagnosis of such things as cardiac artery disease and stroke imaging. The new CT Scanners can complete a head CT scan in 0.5 seconds and a heart CT scan in 0.275 seconds.

Joseph Brant Hospital's new imaging capabilities provide the opportunity to expanded comprehensive services in Cardiology, Oncology and Neurology. The new technology along with the existing and potential collaborations between academic hospitals and educational institutions benefits patients, inspire medical staff and can help attract physicians to join the hospital.

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 100 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toshiba. Visit Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation's website at www.toshibamedicalsystems.com.

About Toshiba
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 580 consolidated companies employing 199,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.6 trillion yen (US$55 billion).

 

Media contact:

Mario Joannette   
VP, Public Relations and Communications

Joseph Brant Hospital

Phone: 905-632-3737 ext.5544
e-mail: mjoannette@josephbranthospital.ca

Sherry Lyons
VP Marketing

Toshiba of Canada Limited,
Medical Systems Division

Phone: 905 470 3538
e-mail: Sherry.Lyons@toshiba.ca

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