Toshiba X-ray Emphasizes Patient and Clinician Safety, Quality Diagnoses

Kalare with Flat Panel Detector Receives FDA Clearance

RSNA 2014

TUSTIN, Calif.--()--Many clinicians are surprised to find the levels of scatter radiation they are exposed to during X-ray exams. To better protect both clinician and patient while delivering the highest-quality imaging, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Kalare™ R&F digital X-ray system with the dynamic flat panel detector (FPD) has received FDA clearance.

The enclosed table design of the Kalare FPD R&F system may reduce scatter radiation by up to 95 percent, optimizing safety for patients and staff, while its 17" x 17" size provides quality images edge-to-edge without an increase in dosage. This design also helps reduce panning time for exams requiring fluoroscopy, such as a barium swallow, and eliminates periphery image distortion, leading to higher image quality and better diagnoses.

“Adding an FPD to the Kalare enables clinicians to obtain more information from the images faster, resulting in quicker, more accurate patient diagnoses,” said David Sloop, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “But beyond the clinical benefits, this technology offers these improvements in conjunction with a far safer environment for both patient and provider.”

The Kalare R&F digital X-ray system will be showcased at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 30–Dec. 5, 2014 (Booth #7333, 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 Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future,” Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation” and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in a safe, secure and comfortable society. Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

Contacts

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
Charlene DeBar, 714-669-7811
cdebar@tams.com
or
Ketchum
Michael Stewart, 310-295-3323
michael.stewart@ketchum.com

Contacts

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
Charlene DeBar, 714-669-7811
cdebar@tams.com
or
Ketchum
Michael Stewart, 310-295-3323
michael.stewart@ketchum.com