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Toshiba to Install First U.S. Beta 256-Slice CT at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Heart Institute
Pioneering Technology Will Be Used for Early Assessment of Critical Radiology and Cardiac Protocols

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2006 – Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. today announced that it will install the first U.S. site beta 256-slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart Institute in February 2007. Johns Hopkins will test the beta system for its value in early assessment of critical radiology and cardiac CT protocols. The beta system will be at Hopkins for a limited time to acquire data to further clinical research and product development.

Toshiba’s 256-slice works-in-progress CT is designed to acquire a large volume of data that can cover the brain or heart in a single rotation. The system’s volume acquisition provides more accurate images and lowers dose, resulting in more accurate, quicker diagnoses. Additionally, dynamic multiple phase studies such as perfusion of the brain, heart or other organs are possible.

“Toshiba has enjoyed a collaborative partnership and worked closely in the development of Cardiac CTA (computed tomography angiography) with Johns Hopkins,” said Doug Ryan, senior director of Toshiba’s CT Business Unit. “The installation of the 256-slice beta system will be used by both radiology and cardiology and provides a tremendous opportunity to further medical imaging and research utilizing revolutionary CT technology.”

For more information about Toshiba’s 256-slice works-in-progress CT system, please visit booth #1129 (South Building, Hall A) at RSNA in Chicago, Nov. 26-Dec. 1, 2006.

About Toshiba
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States.  Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, an independent group company of Toshiba Corporation, is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, MRI and information systems.  Toshiba Corporation is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. Toshiba has approximately 161,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $54 billion.

Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

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