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X-ray parts

CE Mark for ALTA750 CT replacement tube

Richardson Healthcare announced it has received CE Mark approval for its ALTA750 X-Ray Tube, a form, fit and function replacement for the Canon/Toshiba CXB-750D/4A. Richardson ships the tube with a…

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COCIR and EFOMP partner up

Training initiative on angiographic equipment

Earlier this July, 75 Medical Physics Experts gathered in Prague to attend the EFOMP and COCIR Summer School “State of the art & new trends of angiographic equipment: Image quality, Patient and…

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Advanced imaging

First CT scanner with AI installed in Belgium

Canon Medical has installed the Aquilion One Genesis, one of the first CT scanners with AI functionality in Europe, in Aalst’s General City Hospital, making it the first hospital in Belgium to…

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Debut at ECR 2019

Global Illumination: next-gen medical image rendering

Canon Medical Systems introduces Global Illumination to the existing Vitrea Advanced Visualization workflows. It delivers photorealistic 3D renderings of the human anatomy that enriches communication…

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Angiography configuration

Canon debuts Alphenix 4D CT at ECR 2019

Canon Medical Systems Europe B.V. introduces a new angiography configuration featuring its Alphenix Sky+ C-arm and Hybrid Catheterization Tilt/Cradle Table for interventional procedures with its…

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Work in Progress

Toshiba Medical pushes the boundaries of automation

Automation might be the solution for many of the challenges radiologists and clinicians face today. Toshiba Medical, a Canon Group, is currently pushing the boundaries of what automation can…

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Medics on the move

Healthcare goes out and about

New technology being deployed across the NHS in central England is helping to deliver more secure mobile systems for healthcare professionals. The partnership between Toshiba and the Birmingham…

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Children's cardiology

Monitoring the hearts of the sports stars of the future

Professionals in the field of children’s cardiology will hold their world congress in FCB’s Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain from the 16th to the 21st of July 2017. As part of the congress and for the…

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New President and CEO

Mark Holmshaw is the new head of Toshiba Medical Systems Europe

Toshiba Medical has announced the appointment of Mark Holmshaw as the President and CEO of Toshiba Medical Systems Europe. He has assumed his responsibilities as of May 1st and will succeed Hiroyuki…

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Experts' get-together

Toshiba Medical invites you to their MRI User Meeting 2017

Toshiba Medical proudly announces its 2nd MRI User Meeting in collaboration with Clinica Creu Blanca in Barcelona on 22 & 23 September 2017 (at Camp Nou FC Barcelona, Spain). At this MRI User…

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Echocardiography

Toshiba beams in on cardiology ultrasound

To sharply focus on the specialised requirements in echocardiography, Toshiba engineers built from scratch the Aplio i900CV with a total redesign of hardware and software. The new Aplio i-series is a…

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Computer Tomography

Ultra-low dose delivers diagnostic quality

The first thing to know about FIRST is how easy it is to use. For ­clinicians the system makes ultra-low-dose iterative reconstruction simple, an automated process that fits seamlessly into daily…

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Scanner

Treat better, see more, work faster with INFINIX 4DCT

Did we get all of the tumor during a cone beam CT? Can the patient hold his breath for several seconds during a CBCT acquisition? There is only one sure way to answer these critical clinical…

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Toshiba

Sale of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation to Canon Inc.

A final agreement concerning the sale of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC; headquarters: Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; President: Toshio Takiguchi) to Canon Inc. has been reached, as…

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Fast. Precise. Sharp.

Superb Microvascular Imaging and more…

Impacting on clinical decisions. Accelerating clinical routine. Following the release of its new Version 6 software upgrade for the Aplio Platinum Series ultrasound system, Toshiba has received high…

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Powerful partnership

Driving proton and carbon therapy worldwide

A global collaboration to expand access to advanced particle therapy worldwide was agreed this April between Belgian firm IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) and the Toshiba Corporation.

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Detector

Cardiac CT scanner drops radiation dose 40%

A British Society of Cardiac Imaging (BSCI) survey has confirmed that Toshiba’s Aquilion One scanner not only delivers exceptionally low radiation doses for cardiac CT, but also widens the scope of…

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Cooperation

Toshiba announces reseller agreement for Apelem

Toshiba Medical Systems Europe today announced that it has signed a European Union-wide reseller agreement with French radiology manufacturer, Apelem, to market Xantara, a remote controlled, digital…

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Volume CT

Toshiba - New technology allows scanning everyone

An independent survey conducted by the British Society of Cardiac Imaging (BSCI) yielded surprising results: Not only does Toshibas’ Aquilion ONE scanner deliver ultra-low radiation doses for…

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Advanced technology

Vantage Elan delivers premium MR performance

At last year’s ECR Toshiba introduced the Vantage Elan 1.5 Tesla ­ system with a lot of innovative features and new techniques, ­making it a pleasant and helpful new workhorse for small and large…

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Cardiac CT

Aquilion ONE delivers ultra-low dose for cardiac CT

An independent survey by the British Society of Cardiac Imaging finds Toshiba Aquilion scanner delivering ultra-low radiation doses for cardiac CT. "This data is possibly the most powerful thing…

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Continuity, consistency and more clinical value

‘The new Aplio improves the existing functionalities of the high-end systems, dramatically enhances image quality, increases diagnostic confidence and further streamlines workflow,’ the…

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Simply Superb Microvascular Imaging

‘An intelligent imaging tool, Superb Microvascular Imaging (SMI) moves beyond conventional colour Doppler technology by applying a unique algorithm allowing visualisation of small vessels with low…

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Compact, comfortable and cost-effective

Toshiba’s new 1.5-T MRI Vantage ELAN system is not only cost-effective, the firm reports, but truly compact; it needs only 23 square metres of space. Yet, the system uses the same type of magnet as…

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Aquilion ONE next generation from Toshiba

The ‘world’s best scanner’ just got even better. While Toshiba Medical Systems’ Aquilion ONE has impressed radiologists in recent years further enhancements and technical innovations have…

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Ultrasound-guided surgery proves better for palpable breast cancer

Toshiba ultrasound equipment is helping provide a better oncological and cosmetic outcome for women recovering from breast cancer treatment and surgery. Daniela Zimmermann discussed intraoperative…

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Toshiba boosts CT scanning to maximum performance

The new Aquilion ONE ViSION is the widest, fastest, thinnest-slice CT ever built, capable to pushing both anatomical and functional studies to new levels.

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Toshiba presents advances in Cardiac Imaging at ESC 2012

Cardiology is playing an increasingly important role in today’s healthcare environment and, as a direct result, cardiologists are facing new challenges almost every day. Addressing the need of…

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Fly-Thru examination

The ability to ‘fly-thru’ organs with 3-D reconstruction is the leading edge for new ultrasound features on board Toshiba’s new Aplio 500, John Brosky reports.

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Innovative Toshiba Aplio pushes envelope for ultrasound

Ultra-performance platform wins clinical adoption for advance procedures while novel 'fly-thru' visualization promises to take radiologists to a new level. Jean-Michel Correas has the edge on fellow…

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Working with Toshiba’s Aplio 500

In August, Bill Smith, Head of Ultrasound Services at privately-owned Clinical Diagnostic Services in London,UK, was particularly excited about advances in elastography and Fly Thru in Toshiba’s…

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Toshiba’s Aplio series includes Fly Thru and Smart Fusion

Toshiba’s new high-end ultrasound series, the Aplio 300, 400 and 500, introduced during the World Congress of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology in Vienna, this August, was heralded by the firm as…

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Fusion and Fly Thru - the new Aplio 500

Catastrophes draw people closer, as demonstrated by the development of the new high-end ultrasound scanner Aplio 500 from Toshiba. The clinical evaluation period took place during the tsunami and the…

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New 160 slice Toshiba CT Aquilion Prime speeds up workflow and reduces exposure dose

Toshiba Medical Systems introduced the Aquilion Prime CT scanner, the latest member of the CT family Volume CT Aquilion ONE. Equipped with cutting edge technology for dose reduction and a gantry bore…

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Toshiba makes cardiac CT safer

To make today’s cardiac CT examinations even safer, Toshiba introduces new, revolutionary “Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction (AIDR)” technology that lowers the radiation dose to the patient by…

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The diagnostic laptop

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’ reports that its new Viamo laptop device is ‘…the industry’s no-compromise ultrasound system with advanced radiology capabilities, previously…

Laptop ultrasound system receives FDA clearance

Designed to meet the needs of today’s hospitals by combining portability with high-end radiology features, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s new Viamo laptop ultrasound system has received…

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Toshiba ASQ delivers hard data on liver fibrosis

Ultrasound presents a promising technology for non-invasive examinations of the abdomen. There is a vast, unmet medical need in the area of liver fibrosis for the clinical assessment of patients with…

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Toshiba Introduces New Multi-Detector CT Systems

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. introduces two advanced multi-detector CT systems, the Aquilion Premium edition and the Aquilion CX edition. The Aquilion Premium rounds out the company's CT…

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Mobility without compromise

One of the most exciting innovations to be presented at this year's ECR (European Congress of Radiology), was be Viamo™. This pioneering product from Toshiba Medical Systems Europe is the first to…

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Toshiba invits experts to discuss the advantages of state-of-the-art technology

Toshiba's pre-opening ECR event on Wednesday evening attracted around 120 radiological experts who wanted to learn more about the company's technology in daily practice. Toshiba invited several…

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Kalare X-ray system features increase productivity

Demonstrating a commitment to efficiency in diagnostic imaging, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. featured the Kalare™ R&F system at this year's Radiological Society of North America…

Toshiba to acquire advanced visualization imaging system division of Barco

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (Toshiba) announced that via its newly formed, wholly-owned subsidiary, Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe, Ltd. (TMVS), it has entered into an agreement…

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CT: Optimising dosage

AquilionONE is the first CT scanner capable of imaging whole organ regions up to a width of 16 cm in one rotation and within a split second. Based on the raw volume data, rapid dynamic processes…

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Dynamic processes and volume in one capture

During a Toshiba press conference on Monday at ECR 2008, Prof P. Rogalla Chief Radiologist CT and Prof R. Klingebiehl, Department of Neuroradiology both of the Charité University Hospital, Berlin…

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AquilionONE - First Dynamic Volume Computed Tomography System

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. introduced the world's first dynamic volume computed tomography system the AquilionONE. This advanced diagnostic imaging system revolutionizes can help reduce…

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World's 1st cardiac motion evaluation in minutes

Toshiba's new Artida Ultrasound system is the world's first ultrasound system that can track and display myocardial wall motion three-dimensionally.

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Heart-Rate Adaptive CT Image Reconstruction

The advent of multislice computed tomography has made coronary artery imaging with computed tomography (CT) a clinical reality. When a CT scanner with 16 detector rows is used, scan times are within…

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Smooth workflow, excellent diagnostics and patient-friendly handling

With 715 beds, the University Hospital Maastricht is one of the leading hospitals in the Netherlands. The modern building offers 22 operating theatres and in 2005 24,362 patients were admitted. Due…

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Radiation Treatment Planning

Radiotherapy treatment planning relies on transversal CT images. They form a basis for treatment planning, dose calculation and increasingly the plan localization for external radiation therapy,…

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Monitoring of Coronary Stenting

Coronary stenting is the most common way of treating symptomatic ischaemic cardiopathy and stenosis of venous bypasses. Restenosis actually occurs in 30% of patients treated with non-medicated stents…

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Cardiac MSCT Study Assessment with Sure Plaque-Software

Ongoing refinement of modern helical multi-slice CT (MSCT) scanners offers the opportunity for very high temporal and spatial resolution thin-slice data set acquisition. The reconstruction techniques…

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Carotid Plaque Imaging

Ischaemic stroke accounts for 80-85% of all cerebrovascular accidents and causes considerable morbidity and mortality, thereby placing a significant burden on western societies. In the UK alone,…

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Fresh Blood Imaging

In recent years MR angiography techniques have steadily created new possibilities in patient studies. The lack of radiation exposure and the fact that these new techniques are non-invasive, or at…

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When B Mode has an Image Problem

Ever heard this from a patient? 'Wouldn't it be great if it was in colour.' It's true; B mode lacks the glamour of Doppler. We're guilty of it ourselves, we love Doppler. How frequently do we hear…

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Mammography Screening in Germany

Despite efforts in recent years to reduce the number of deaths caused by breast cancer it is still the most common cancer occurring in women. Approx. 47,500 new cases of the disease appear in Germany…

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Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Ultrasonography (DCE-US)

Early functional evaluation of new treatments in oncology is of major importance. Overall survival rate is the best criterion for assessing treatment, but unfortunately it calls for lengthy follow-up…

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Advanced Dynamic Flow (ADF)

Ultrasound scanning with CCDS is an established technique in shunt diagnostics and allows non-invasive assessment of vascular flow. Stenosing changes to walls of vessels used as a dialysis shunt…

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Monitoring of Surgical Bypasses

The aortocoronary bypass is an important surgical method for multivessel coronary revascularization, especially in the presence of complex lesions and in diabetic patients. It is can improve the…

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Selenium-Based Flat Panel X-ray Detector for Digital Fluoroscopy and Radiography

We have succeeded in developing the first selenium-based flat panel X-ray detector for digital fluoroscopy and radiography. This flat panel X-ray detector efficiently captures X-rays that have passed…

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Röntgen's X-Rays as mirrored in public interest

On Friday night, 8th November 1895, the physician Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen from Würzburg discovered a new type of radiation while doing tests with cathode ray tubes. Within just six weeks of…

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Tissue Doppler Imaging

Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) is an emergingnon-invasive ultrasound technique that makes it possible to measure velocities at any point of the ventricular wall during the cardiac cycle. Over the last…

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Sonographic Indications of Fetal Chromosome Abnormalities

"Genetic ultrasound" is a refined technique in prenatal diagnostics. It aims to estimate as accurately as possible and non-invasively, the individual risk of a fetal chromosome abnormality.…

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Clinical Experience with a Superconducting MRI Scanner

Following the installation of a 0.5-T superconducting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system at our hospital in 1987, we have been performing a large number of examinations as a key regional…

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Endoscopic Ultrasound Transducer with FNA Biopsy Capability

Endoscopic Ultrasound with Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB) capability is relatively new for Toshiba. Recently the company has introduced a transducer enabling gastroenterologists to perform…

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Cardiac CT

Along with a high local resolution, the cardiac CT imaging also requires a high time resolution where the image data acquisition must be synchronised with the cardiac cycle by means of parallel ECG…

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Learning from the Human Brain

In today's high end diagnostics and clinical research ultrasound systems are required that combine outstanding performance with excellent ease of use. With APLlO, Toshiba has developed a new platform…

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Technical Insights into the Dual-slice CT

In 1999, the Aquillion/MULTI and Asteion/MULTI multi-slice systems with highly integrated 34-channel detector system, both consisting of a total of 30,464 detector elements, were introduced. On the…

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Multi-slice Helical CT Scanning of the Chest

Lung cancer is the main cause of deaths due to cancer in human males and the incidence is constantly increasing. A cure rate of only 10% has been reported because most neoplastic lesions are…

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Sure Start

The use of state-of-the-art helical CT scanners allows for ultra fast examination of larger regions of the body. Due to the short examination time, optimum utilization of the intravenous contrast…

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X-Rayed Masterpieces

Even today, 105 years later, the X-rays have not lost their fascination and importance. The discovery of X-rays in November 1895 by the physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen introduced the 'X-ray era'…

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Pioneers in Ultrasound

Visions: Mr. Soldner, you are considered the father of real-time ultrasonic technique. How did that happen?

Richard Soldner: The answer isn't simple because the development of…

Pioneers in Ultrasound

Visions: Mr. Soldner, you are considered the father of real-time ultrasonic technique. How did that happen?

Richard Soldner: The answer isn't simple because the development of…

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Magic Microbubbles

The introduction of a new generation of microbubbles has created opportunities for ultrasound, and this is particularly true in the liver, where study of the arterial, venous and sinusoidal phases…

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Aplio - Dynamic and Advanced Dynamic Flow

There are a number of problems in contrast imaging using LevovistTM contrast agent. In Doppler mode, the problems are poor resolution and large areas of blooming. In 2nd harmonic imaging and pulse…

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Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Endoscopic Ultrasound

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is the combination of ultrasound and endoscopy, which allows placement of high-frequency transducers close to the intestinal wall and adjacent structures. As EUS enters…

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Automatic Quantification of Left-ventricular Function

The evaluation of the size and function of the left ventricle in patients with suspected heart disease is a central diagnostic problem. In contrast to other methods of evaluating left-ventricular…

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The Four Pillars of Successful Digital Networking

During the past several years, the term DICOM has become a phrase in the digital world of radiological diagnostics. For image production and processing as well as in organizational and administrative…

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High Resolution Protocol Optimization

Since the introduction of multi-slice computerized tomography (MS-CT), several authors have reported an increased exposure to radiation when using the manufacturer-specific protocols compared with…

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The IHE Initiative

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) originated in the late 1990s in the United States during a concentrated action between radiologists and technical personnel for hospital information…

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Lasting for a day - Ephemera in radiology

There has been a popular fascination with X-rays ever since their discovery by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. And this fascination shows no signs of abating. Much of the material that is of interest for…

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Procedure and Clinical Value of CT Fluoroscopy

The past several years, interventions using ultrasound for real-time image monitoring in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures have increasingly been integrated into the daily clinical routine.…

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Multi-slice CT: Learning from experience

The Netherlands - September '00 - A good example of one of the discussions was the general issue of dose reduction. All participants agreed that it would be a challenge to be able to realise this,…

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Tissue Doppler Imaging for assessment of pseudonormalization of the mitral inflow pattern

Impairment of left ventricular relaxation may lead to pulmonary congestion and symptoms of heart failure even in patients with preserved systolic function. Doppler echocardiography has become the…

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Contrast Harmonic Imaging (CHI)

Case 1 50-year-old male with a colorectal cancer.

Greyscale imaging clearly shows the lesion, as an echogenic 3 cm mass (Fig.l a), which must be considered as suspicious for a metastasis…

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Contrast Harmonic Imaging at its best

Over the last years Toshiba has actively participated in the development of Contrast Harmonic Imaging. Around 1996 one of the first agents that became available on the European market was Levovist TM…

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The Perfect Partnership

The Ultimax with image intensifier & CCD camera technology is already well established as a premium multipurpose digital imaging end interventional system. The addition of DynaDirect FPD…

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Aquilion 16 - A new CT concept in optimized patient care

Two university hospitals in Germany and Japan were the first worldwide to receive the Aquilion 16 high resolution computed tomograph (CT) from Toshiba Medical Systems for simultaneous recording of 16…

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Application of Vascular Recognition Imaging (VRI)

Vascular Recognition Imaging (VRI) is a low MI broadband colour Doppler method that images the interactions of Sonovue with microbubbles in a non-destructive manner as perfusion images of a quality…

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16-slice Case Studies

65-year-old woman who had an aorta dissection in 1994. The ascending aorta and thearcus were replaced. In 2000, the patient underwent descendes replacement after suffering from an aneurysm. The…

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Dose Efficiency Index (DEI)

Image quality has been the most important criterion in CT scanner development for both radiologists and manufacturers, due to the diagnostic value of these systems. Recently, considerable concern has…

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CT Fluoroscopy

In recent years, interventional procedures using realtime image control by means of Ultrasound have been increasingly integrated into the clinical routine as diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.…

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Everything Echocardiography Offers - at 4559 Meters Above Sea Level

It has long been known that remaining at high altitudes leads to an increase in pulmonary arterial pressure caused by hypoxia. Its effects on cardiac function have also been considered well…

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New Image Guided Therapy Suites at Sick Kids

In May 2001, the world's first CT-XR hybrid suite for image guided therapy in paediatrics was put into operation. The new Centre for Image Guided Therapy (IGT) at The Hospital for Sick Children…

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Head and Neck Imaging

Multislice computed tomography (MS CT), which was introduced to clinical imaging as fourslice detectors in 1998 has fully proven its superior performance

over conventional scanner…

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The Perfect Partnership

The Ultimax with image intensifier and CCD camera technology is already well established as a premium multipurpose digital imaging and interventional system. The additional DynaDirect FPD technology…

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Innovative Treatment Approaches in Radiotherapy

An interview with Dr. Ulrich Thalacker on the work carried out by Baden-Wuerttemberg's only practice administering radiotherapy, based on computerassisted 3D therapy planning and 'unconventional' use…

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Looking at a New Generation

Most babies are born healthy, but there is still a small risk for all women to give birth to a baby with some type of anomaly. Ultrasound has proven to be one of the most reliable procedures to…

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From head to toe

Without doubt, the B-mode imaging is the most important examination method in prenatal ultrasound. Well over 90% of detectable congenital anomalies can be recognised using the two-dimensional…

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Interventional Neuroradiology

In Johns Hopkins therapeutic radiology, we perform 2,600 procedures in neurointervention and 14,000 peripheral interventions each year, totalling over 16,000 image-guided procedures a year in 14…

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The Wonderful World of Images Report on the Workshop

Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) and contrast echocardiography open up new possibilities for exactly representing and assessing functional cardiac disturbances. This was the topic discussed by Dr. Harald…

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Postural and Musculoskeletal Advantages to Ultrasound Practitioners

Ultrasound scanning has been shown to cause a wide range of work related injuries. Indeed, according to recent studies, 70 - 80% of sonographers suffer work related pain (The Society of…

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ADSL Teleradiology at Medway Maritime Hospital

The Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham in Kent is an acute general hospital with a catchment population of 340,000 and has a very busy multi-specialized radiology department undertaking about…

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Neuroradiological Applications of Biplane Angiography Technology

Endovascular therapy of diseases of the brain-supplying blood vessels has recently sparked new interest. Hundreds of these minimally invasive and often operation-substituting interventions are now…

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Robotic Forceps

Toshiba has developed robotic forceps for use in laparoscopic surgery — a type of minimally invasive surgery that contributes to the patient's quality of life. By using the robotic forceps, the…

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A Small Primer on the Clinical Use of MSCT for Heart Exams

Because of the rapid technical and scientific development over the past few years, multislice computer tomography of the heart has become increasingly established in the clinical routine. This…

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Optimization of Temporal and Spatial Resolution for Cardiac CT Diagnostics

Further developments in computer and detection technology over the last few months and years have made it possible to overcome, to a large degree, the previously limitations of medical computer…

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Methods and Results of Radiation Exposure Reduction Using Multislice CT

The number of CT examinations undertaken over the past few years has increased remarkably worldwide due to the new diagnostic possibilities afforded by multislice computer tomography (MSCT). As the…

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NHS Wales Ultrasound Framework Agreement Signed for 2 Years

As part of a Welsh Assembly Government sponsored exercise for the replacement of radiology equipment within NHS Wales, Toshiba Medical Systems Limited was awarded a framework agreement for a 2-year…

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Aquilion 32

With the launch of the Aquilion 32, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation continues at the forefront of computed tomography (CT) technology. The most advanced 32-slice CT scanner available, the…

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Advancing Pediatric Imaging with 16-Slice CT

Pediatric imaging presents many unique and difficult challenges to the radiologist. Correct and rapid diagnosis is extremely important in pediatric imaging and to that end we constantly strive for…

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Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

Intravascular contrast medium is essential for enhancement of vessels and parenchyma. In this way the relation between vessels and tumours can be detected. Factors that influence the time required…

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Cardiac Imaging in a Small Animal Model

In the last 10 years, small animal models have played an important role in cardiological research. These research models are especially important since today various cardiac illness entities can be…

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High-Frequency Eyeball Sonography in the Differential Diagnosis of Papillae Changes

Since the beginning of the 90s, sonography has been a solid diagnostic pillar in ophthalmology centers, but it is also used by related medical disciplines, such as pediatrics, whose patients require…

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Celebrating the New Partnership the "Japanese Way"

The Amphia Hospital in the Netherlands is an amalgamation of three hospitals: the Molengracht and the Langenberg in Breda and the Pasteurlaan in Oosterhout, with a total capacity of 1100 beds. At…

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Screening for Chromosomal Defects

Chromosomal abnormalities are major causes of perinatal death and childhood handicap. Consequently, the detection of chromosomal disorders constitutes the most frequent indication for invasive…

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New Breath for the Avignonnaise Radiology

Twenty years ago, during the construction of the Henri Duffaut Hospital in the community of Avignon, on the banks of the Durance, we transferred our radiology service at the Hospital St. Marthe…

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Takayasu's Arteritis

The rare disease Takayasu's arteritis (TA) belongs to the vasculitis group of diseases and is also known as inflammatory aortic arch syndrome or as pulseless disease because of its typical clinical…

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Contrast agents in Sonography

Ultrasound contrast agents (USCA) or echo enhancers consist of minute gas containing microbubbles that have a high reflectivity when exposed to an ultrasound field. The history of USCA started in the…

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Carotid Stenting

Arteriosclerosis is well known as a vascular disease and cardiovascular risk factor. In its generalised form it affects not only the peripheral vessels (pelvis, legs) but also the coronary vessels…

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Can US compete with MRI or CT?

Xario, Toshiba's new ultrasound system, has been tested at the Charité University Hospital, Berlin, by Dr Thomas Fischer, radiologist and ultrasound specialist. In a VISIONS interview, we asked Dr…

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Asteion Super 4

On Wednesday, 24 March of this year, I arrived in Warsaw, Poland, where my Polish colleague, Mr Sikora, picked me up and we continued our bumpy road to Katowice by car. The roads were bad and the…

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Optimization and Reduction of CT Radiation Exposure

The exposure of patients to radiation by computed tomography has been widely discussed in recent years, both by professionals and by the public. The essential reason for optimizing patient exposure…

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Virtual Coloscopy

Increasingly more importance is being ascribed to early detection of colon carcinoma and of its precursor stages, since there has been a practically twofold increase in the incidence of this disease…

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The new Xario

In October 2004 Toshiba introduced Xario, its new, premium high-end ultrasound scanner to the market and exhibited the system at major congresses throughout Europe. The following article gives an…

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Groundbreaking new CT: Aquilion 64

The Aquilion 64 builds on previous CT technology with its unique 64-slice detector, isotropic scanning and VolumeView volume reconstruction technology to offer greater diagnostic capabilities…

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Internal Medicine in the German Bundesliga

Medical care for the professional soccer players of the German Bundesliga (Premier League) for obvious reasons has to focus on traumatology. Injuries of the locomotive system occur almost on a daily…

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Ultrasound Times Two - How do Dolphins benefit from advanced ultrasound examinations?

It sounds quite far fetched to connect ultrasound examinations to dolphins … or does it? In Europe there are about 300 dolphins under human care and with most of these animals ultrasound…

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The Non-Surgical Closure of Congenital Heart Defects

What is an “open foramen ovale”? The open foramen ovale medical abbreviation PFO for “patent foramen ovale”) is a usually small, only a few millimeter thick, membrane-covered slit in the…

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Ultrasound Diagnostics of Tendon Injuries in Hand Surgery

Sonography is an increasingly used examination procedure for the diagnosis of illnesses of the hand, especially of the soft tissues. Sonoanatomic assessment of the functional structures (Tab. 1)…

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Tumour Characterization Using Micro Flow Imaging

Due to echogenicity differences in comparison with the surrounding liver tissue conventional B-mode-imaging sonography permits the unambiguous classification of the frequently occurring typical liver…

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Everything Echocardiography Offers - at 4 559 Meters Above Sea Level

It has long been known that hypoxia at high altitudes leads to an increase of pulmonaryarterial pressure. For sensitive persons, one crucial factor for the development of HAPE is the overwhelming…

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Vascular Imaging in Prenatal Medicine

The following two articles look at the advantages of a new ultrasound technique in prenatal diagnostics: Advanced Dynamic Flow (ADF). While the authors use ADF for different purposes - K. S. Heling…

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Innovation & Investment

In 1998, the radiology department of the Kopernik hospital had to be modernized. The owner of the hospital, the province of Lodz, couldn't afford such an investment and as a public institution the…

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3D Vascular Imaging

Imaging of blood flow with colour Doppler sonography is an established method in prenatal medicine. Today, there are several techniques which offer colour visualisation whose quality is on a par with…

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Innovative Interventional Digital Cardiology Solution with the Flat Panel Detector

Located in the southeastern part of Brussels, the “Cliniques de l'Europe” is a group of three clinics: Saint Elisabeth, Deux Alices and St. Michel. Over a period of several years, our…

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CT in Oncology

Modern oncology with its improved options holds out prospects for many novel curative and palliative procedures. By adopting a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care…

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Multislice CT Angiography for Advanced Diagnostics and Therapy Control of Aortic Diseases

Modern imaging modalities are increasingly playing a role in planning therapy for aortic diseases and in follow-up exams after surgery or endovascular intervention. The methods employed for minimally…

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Cardiac Multislice Computed Tomography (MSCT) Angiography

Spiral computed tomography first allowed the seamless acquisition of entire volumina without first separating them into individual slices. With the newest generation of MSCT devices having the…

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Three-Dimensional Angiographic Imaging of Intracranial Aneurysms

In the Caucasian population, subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) due to a ruptured intracranial aneurysm is seen with an incidence of 6 to 8 per 100,000. In some specific countries such as Finland and…

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Pancreatic Tumours and Echo-Enhanced Ultrasound

Echo-enhanced ultrasound is a newly available imaging modality for use in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic tumours. Ductal carcinomas are often hypovascularised compared with the surrounding…

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Vantage for Advantage - Interview with Hans Baartman, MR specialist at Toshiba Medical Systems Europe

Toshiba introduces its new 1.5 MR system in Europe

VISIONS: After a period of relative silence Toshiba' MRbusiness division is about to introduce a new system. What is the reason for…

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Experiences With the Aplio Ultrasound System in Pediatric Sonography

For the last six months we have been using the Aplio system in sonography for children and adolescents. The following report describes our experiences with this system using a wide range of probe and…

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CT Fluoroscopy-Guided Spine Interventions

Pain management due to spinal disorders and perispinal conditions represents an important health issue for the 21st century. Over the past decades, growing disability resulting from back pain has…

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Synthesis of the Senses

For many Europeans the ideal garden is the romantic dream of that safe haven where man and nature, both unspoilt and benign, live in harmony, far away from the ugly and mundane of everyday life.…

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Are New Techniques Needed in Modern Sonography?

Breast cancer is the most frequently occurring malignant tumour worldwide. Of the more than one million newly diagnosed cases each year, the incidence among women in Germany alone is more than…

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A Private Hospital Group Installs 64-Slice CT Scanners

BMI Healthcare is installing Toshiba's Aquilion 64-slice CT scanners in five of its 49 acute care private patient hospitals (The Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle; Bath Clinic, Bath; Blackheath Hospital,…

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Robust CT Protocols for Pediatric Cardiovascular Examinations

Pediatric cardiovascular disorders are extremely complex in nature and present with a widely variable array of abnormal anatomy. Imaging these disorders presents a unique set of challenges for the…

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Number 1 in the U.S.

On 18 July 2005, The US News & World Report, one of the highest circulation weekly magazines in the United States, ran an article on the Best Hospitals in the United States and selected Johns…

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Welcome to Villach, Aquilion

A 152-bed private hospital in a small town as the first Austrian hospital to invest in an Aquilion 64 CT scanner for routine operations? That seems unusual - but only at first sight. So let's have a…

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A New Dimension in Home Entertainment

It was a living room-revolution: The introduction of the DVD in 1996. DVD players impressed their users with superior images and convenient handling, for example the possibility to choose several…

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World Class Volleyball Set Against a Perfect Backdrop

It was the perfect tournament. The crowd cheered enthusiastically, the players gave their best, and there was no lack of celebrities. With a 93,000 strong audience, this year's Beach Volleyball A1…

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Clinical Cases: LAD Stenosis and Anomaly

63-year-old male with stable angina. The coronary angiogram showed vessel disease with significant stenosis in the proximal LAD and in the middle of the LCX. PCI with stent performed the day before…

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Diagnosis of Cardiac Diseases

For decades, non-invasive cardiac assessment has been at the center of interest. Non-invasive imaging modalities, such as MSCT, MRI, SPECT, PET, and echocardiography, provide valuable cardiac…

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Value of Non-Invasine CT Coronary Angiography in Cardiology

Among invasive cardiac catheterization diagnostic methods selective coronary angiography is the gold standard for directly visualizing the coronary system. It allows a definitive and precise…

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The philiosophy of "calculated air"

Interview with fashion designer Yoshiharu Ito on fashion differences between Japan and Europe

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Tissue Doppler Imaging of the Fetal Heart

In the last 25 years, fetal echocardiography has become established as an integral component of prenatal medicine. Structural heart defects are found in approx. 0.8% of all foetuses. They are…

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Sonography in Renal Disease

Ultrasound examination of the renal tract is one of the primary imaging methods to verify the presence of urinary obstruction, calculi, neoplasms, and other focal findings. This short article…

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Aquilion Large Bore (LB) CT Scanner

The Aquilion LB (Large Bore) sets yet another milestone in the success story of computed tomography, providing a new dimension in diagnostics and treatment.

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Central Patient Admissions - the new Task and Challenge for Ultrasound

In Germany, a comprehensive reimbursement system designed around Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) was introduced following the Health Reform Act of 2000. The previous method of payment, wherein the…

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25 Years of Toshiba Medical Systems Europe

In 1981 the company embarked on a path of very rapid growth. Already in the first year of operation 30 million euro were realized mainly with ultrasound equipment. At that time, 150 people were…

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Toshiba Introduces: Dyssynchrony Imaging

In recent years, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) has become increasingly important in the treatment of patients with impaired left ventricular contraction. Since this patient group is growing…

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Amsterdam Slotervaart Hospital with New MRI Technology

Patients of the Slotervaat Hospital in Amsterdam, Netherlands, now benefit from state-of-the-art Toshiba MRI technology: In May, the hospital commissioned a brand new MRI Vantage System and thus now…

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Ultra Low Dose CT of the Lungs

Excluding pulmonary coin lesions potentially caused by metastasis of extrathoracic malignant tumours or as the principal indication of early lung carcinomas is one of the most frequent tasks in plain…

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Dyssynchrony Imaging

Dyssynchrony Imaging (DI), Toshiba's novel Doppler technology, is used as a quantitative clinical tool for rapid assessment of dyssynchrony in patients with suspected myomechanical dysfunction. From…

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Stroke Imaging: The Procedure in Practice

In the past, native computed tomography of the neurocranium (CCT) was often the only procedure to diagnose a stroke. Technical limitations of previous generations of scanners made their use…

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Stroke Imaging: Foundations and Strategy

Diagnostic imaging is of particular value in investigating ischaemic cerebrovascular accidents since, due to the rapid progression of cell destruction in the region of the cerebral infarction, the…

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CT Perfusion of the Brain

CT assisted dynamic perfusion imaging (perfusion CT, PCT) has evolved in recent years with the introduction of the multi-slice spiral technique, the use of study protocols with lower injection rates…

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PhaseXact Promises Motion-free Cardiac Images

The goal in cardiac computed tomography is to obtain motion-free images of the beating heart. A newly launched software from Toshiba called PhaseXact introduces advanced features to reach this goal…

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CORE64 - Coronary Evaluation on 64

The goal of CORE64 is to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography angiography (CTA) compared to coronary angiography (CAG) in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD).…

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Cardiac MSCT with SURE Plaque - Initial experience and future perspectives

Ongoing refinement of modern spiral multi-slice CT scanners offers the opportunity for very high temporal and spatial resolution thin-slice data set acquisition. The econstruction techniques offered…

Transrectal Ultrasound in Prostate Cancer: State of the Art

The current prostate cancer disease burden is considerable due to the high prevalence of the disease, widespread early detection, and the relatively long survival time since many men will die with…

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3D/4D Imaging in Obstretics - Lifestyle or diagnostic tool?

3D technology is a groundbreaking modality in obstetric ultrasound. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that this diagnostic tool is but a omplement to high resolution 2D ultrasound in prenatal…

Dyssynchrony Imaging

Dyssynchrony Imaging (DI), Toshiba's novel Doppler technology, is used as a quantitative clinical tool for rapid assessment of dyssynchrony in patients

with suspected myomechanical…

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Toshiba's Activion 16 Multislice CT system

The 'revolutionary' Activion16 Multislice CT system will be launched at the ECR 2007 congress Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation reports.

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Discovering Toshiba

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a global medical solutions company covering research and development, manufacture, sales and service for medical diagnostic X-ray systems, CT scanners, magnetic…

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Toshiba strengthens its position on the CT-market

The Aquillion 64/32 slice CT-systems by Toshiba Medical Systems has become a favourite with radiologists: Recently the 1,000th system was implemented at Tonan Hospital, KKR Sapporo Medical Center in…

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Toshibas Vantage Atlas Plus Large Bore System

EXCELART Vantage Plus powered by Atlas is the new works-in-progress 1.5T large bore system from Toshiba. It´s elliptical large bore design will decrease incidents of claustrophobia, giving patients…

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Toshiba's 256-row CT

With Toshiba's 256-row CT scanner, Multi-Slice Computed Tomography (MSCT) will make a quantum leap. Consequently, expectations were high when the new CT premiered during “New Horizons” on 18-21…

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In production: A scanner with the biggest gantry aperture and widest scan field

Following enthusiastic reactions to the Aquilion Large Bore (LB) scanner, when shown as a work in progress at last year's ECR, and with orders in hand, Toshiba has commenced production.

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Toshiba panel of experts

Vienna - Toshiba Medical Systems Austria presented a top panel of experts at the ECR to introduce the latest developments in cardiac CT-scanning and dynamic flat-panel technology - the new benchmarks…

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