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TMCNet:  Toshiba Upgrades MR Interface for Streamlined Exams

[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 arrives.
  • EasyTech: Standardizes the scanning procedure on difficult exams like cardiac, making exams repeatable and delivering consistent image quality.
  • 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 experince."

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.

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 web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

Vantage Titan and M-Power are trademarks of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.


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