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First Toshiba Aplio XG Ultrasound installed at Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI)


Largest Freestanding Clinic in Las Vegas Reports Better Diagnosis, Improved Patient Outcomes with New, State-of-the-Art System

TUSTIN, CA — Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. (TAMS) announced today that the nation’s largest outpatient imaging practice, Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI) in Las Vegas, is the first to install the new Aplio™ XG ultrasound system. The system was introduced at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in November 2006 and is the latest version of the company’s Aplio ultrasound platform.

SDMI is using the state-of-the-art system to assist with a variety of diagnostic examinations, including abdominal, gynecologic, obstetrical (OB), breast, testicular, thyroid and prostate imaging procedures in its Las Vegas location.

A high-volume clinic, SDMI images approximately 75 patients a week on the newly installed Aplio XG. Since the installation, they report higher image quality, improved patient throughput, enhanced workflow and increased operator comfort with the system.

“With this technology, we are able to detect pathologies that might have gone unnoticed before,” said Dr. Mark Winkler, M.D., professor of Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and founding partner of SDMI. “Specifically high-resolution, high contrast, small parts imaging is enhanced, which is particularly important for breast imaging. Additionally, enhancements in depth penetration allow better quality imaging in larger patients.”

With its state-of-the-art intelligent design, the Aplio XG helps perform a fast, quiet and accurate ultrasound exam. The technology is simple to operate and offers the very latest in intuitive design, due to a host of enhanced ergonomic features. This includes the award-winning iASSIST™ remote control operation, which utilizes Bluetooth technology and allows clinicians to operate the Aplio system from a distance without hardware applications, resulting in streamlined workflow processes and ease of use for clinicians. Patient exams are always quiet and comfortable with iASSIST, which allows the technician to control the user interface without voice commands.

“The Aplio XG delivers on Toshiba’s commitment to improve quality of life — even in the most high-volume clinical setting,” said Gordon Parhar, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. “We continue to see increased adoption of our premium and high-end ultrasound systems, indicating a high degree of confidence in this advanced technology, which we’ve tailored to fit clinicians’ specific needs.”


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