Toshiba’s Aplio 500 Provides EPIC Imaging with Industry-Leading Depth and Detail

Systems Provide a Worry-Free Experience So Clinicians Can Focus on What Matters Most

TUSTIN, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 – EPIC Imaging has enhanced its ultrasound capabilities by upgrading its fleet with nine AplioTM 500 ultrasound systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. The facility recently completed a significant overhaul of its ultrasound systems after conducting a side-by-side comparison of several of the premier systems on the market. EPIC Imaging ultimately purchased Toshiba’s Aplio 500 because of its user-friendly features and ability to reliably perform high-quality examinations.

“As a high-volume facility, it was critical that our new ultrasound equipment be easy to use and deliver consistent results for fast, accurate diagnoses,” said Dr. Daniel Kocarnik, diagnostic radiologist, EPIC Imaging. “The Aplio 500’s design integrates four transducer connections, reducing the need to switch out equipment between examinations. The system’s lightweight and ergonomic layouts also allow our users to increase exam efficiency.”

EPIC Imaging is using the Aplio 500s to diagnose a variety of medical issues and is also exploring potential clinical applications of the system’s unique Fly Thru technology. Fly Thru, an industry-first technology, uses 4D ultrasound to “fly through” interiors of ducts and vessels for better exploration of lesions and masses, and to assist in planning interventional procedures. EPIC imaging is finding the system easy to use with the Aplio 500’s standard workflow tools and ergonomics, including the iStyleTM+ Productivity Suite.

“Toshiba’s ultrasound systems are designed to provide clinicians with the highest-quality images in the industry,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “Additionally, the Aplio 500’s customizable interface and one-touch presets allow clinicians to easily shift between protocols during exams, saving the clinicians’ time and making shorter exams for the patient.”

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) 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 the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.

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.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba’s website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

SOURCE: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation