|[December 02, 2013]
Toshiba Upgrades MR Interface for Streamlined Exams
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
Healthcare providers are able to do more with less and improve patient
care thanks to Toshiba (News - Alert) America Medical Systems, Inc.'s enhanced M-Power™
user interface. Toshiba's M-Power interface simplifies MR scans by
automatically guiding clinicians to complete exams accurately and
efficiently. Combined with the large bore, quiet MR technology and
advanced non-contrast techniques of Toshiba's MR systems, clinicians can
offer an overall more comfortable and safer exam.
M-Power's PathFinder feature includes several new automated tools to
save time and improve workflow efficiencies, including:
DirectPAS: Creates exam protocols automatically by pulling the
patient's information directly from Hospital Information System (HIS)
or Radiology Information System (RIS) to the MR system. This reduces
set up time, as the system is ready to scan as soon as the patient
EasyTech: Standardizes the scanning procedure on difficult
exams like cardiac, making exams repeatable and delivering consistent
InScan: Automates post-processing steps that are included in
the protocols and gives clinicians post-processed results for review
once the scan is completed.
"Toshiba's M-Power interface is designed for all levels of users and is
easy to use, significantly improving productivity for all types of MR
exams," said Beverly Plost, director, MR Business Unit, Toshiba. "With
these enhancements, clinicians are guided through an entire scan
automatically, reducing exam times and helping improve the patient
Toshiba's enhanced M-Power interface is available on Toshiba's Vantage
Titan™ 1.5T series and Vantage Titan 3T MR systems and will be showcased
at this year's Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual
meeting in Chicago, Dec. 1-6, 2013 (Booth #7330, North Hall).
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.
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 web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
Vantage Titan and M-Power are trademarks of Toshiba Medical Systems
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