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Toshiba Hosts Presentation On Coronary Artery Imaging


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November 27 & 28, 2005

WHAT: Dr. Joao Lima, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and member of the international CorE 64 investigational team, will speak about coronary artery imaging during a presentation titled: Coronary Artery Imaging with Aquilion 64. The presentation is aimed at providing a practical overview to cardiac imaging using the latest multislice CT technology*.

WHEN/WHERE: The event will take place on Monday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. CST at the Peninsula Hotel Chicago, 108 E. Superior St. (at Michigan Avenue), Chicago, IL 60611. Presentations for international attendees also are scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. CST. Members of the media are invited to attend. Professional attendance is by invitation only. For more information about attending the presentation, or to request an interview with Dr. Lima, please contact Leslie Bryant at 949/809-6782.

WHY: Industry-leading multislice computed tomography (CT) technology aids in the early detection and treatment of heart disease. The AquilionTM 64 CFX from Toshiba America Medical Systems features the most advanced cardiac imaging technologies for faster and more comfortable studies to accurately examine coronary arteries through noninvasive CT scans.

WHO: A leading manufacturer of 64-slice CT technology and sponsor of the industry’s first international multi-center clinical study evaluating 64-slice CT technology, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. is serving as host of this international CT event.

About CorE 64: In November 2004, Toshiba launched CorE 64 (Coronary Evaluation on 64), an international collaboration with its foremost luminary partners to investigate the use of multislice CT as the primary diagnostic tool for detecting cardiovascular diseases and disorders, as compared to cardiac catheterization. The CorE 64 multi-center study participants include: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston; Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands; Humboldt University, Campus Charité Mitte in Germany; INCOR Heart Institute of the School of Medicine Hospital, São Paulo University in Brazil, Mount Elizabeth in Singapore, Toronto General in Canada, and Iwate Medical University in Japan.

About the Aquilion 64 CFX
The Aquilion 64 CFX delivers high-speed, high-resolution images, which allows physicians to capture precise images of any area of the body, including the rapidly moving heart and lungs, which frequently appear blurry when scanned by a traditional CT scanner. This fast scanning capability allows important diagnostic information concerning the heart to be obtained within a single breath-hold as short as six to ten seconds, while a CT angiogram requires a full 15 seconds. The Aquilion CFX delivers superior images that enable physicians to clearly visualize the heart, vessel walls and surrounding structures to detect the early onset of coronary heart disease and reduce the need for high-risk surgical procedures. For more information about the Aquilion 64-slice CT system, visit www.medical.toshiba.com/clinical/cardiology/aquilioncfxseries.htm

* Dr. Lima’s presentation does not necessarily serve as an endorsement of Toshiba’s technology



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