Toshiba UltraExtend FX Workstation
Toshiba UltraExtend FX Workstation

Nov 27, 2012– Chicago, USA  (Techreleased) – To expand imaging capabilities and improve department productivity, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. is showcasing new and future innovations for the AplioTM500 and Aplio 300 ultrasound systems at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 25 – 30, 2012 (Booth #3438, South Hall).

Toshiba is showing several innovations that will help to improve workflow and image quality, including:

  • UltraExtend™ FX Workstation: Recently FDA-cleared, UltraExtend FX is an offline workstation for advanced radiology applications, including Aplio 500’s Fly Thru. With the workstation, clinicians have full access to a host of clinical tools to review, analyze, report and archive data quickly and easily.
  • Luminance (works-in-progress): A 4D rendering and lighting technique producing stellar fetal images, Luminance can be used to examine the fetal face and other anatomical structures by applying color and illumination to enhance features.
  • New transducers (works-in-progress):
    • PVT-781VT (3–11 MHz): A high-resolution, endocavitary transducer designed for producing superb endovaginal and prostate imaging. This transducer supports the Aplio 500’s Smart Fusion technology, which synchronizes CT or MR with ultrasound images on a single screen. 
    • PLT-1005BT (5–14 MHz):  A high-frequency, high-resolution linear array transducer ideal for small-parts imaging, including breast. This transducer has a wide aperture of 58 mm.
  • Workflow enhancements (works-in-progress): Next-generation Quick Assist Protocols are designed to automate workflow, increase consistency and standardize exams from start to finish and from patient to patient.

“These innovations for the Aplio 500 and 300 will enable more accurate diagnoses and faster patient exams, reinforcing Toshiba’s commitment to technology that improves quality of life for patients,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba.