December 6, 2017
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC) (headquarters: Otawara, Tochigi, Japan; President: Toshio Takiguchi) has won the JAPAN INNOVATION GOLD WINNER award for our CT system Aquilion ONE™ / GENESIS Edition. This system was selected from among more than 500 nominations at The International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice 2017 held by The Green Organisation, a nonprofit organization in the UK.
On November 6 (Mon), Toshiba Medical received a trophy and a certificate at the award ceremony held at the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) in London.
Compared to the conventional Aquilion ONE, the award-winning Aquilion ONE™ / GENESIS Edition achieves significant reductions in installation space requirements and power consumption, which helps to significantly reduce its lifetime cost. This advanced system not only reduces the economic cost to medical facilities but also minimizes harm to the environment. Another reason for the award was the high evaluation our CT system received from the viewpoint of contributing to society, as it incorporates technological innovations that improve the quality of pediatric care. These technologies make it possible to perform CT scanning for pediatric patients without requiring breath holding. As a result, rescanning is minimized, reducing exposure dose; sedation is minimized, reducing the occurrence of complications; and neonate examinations that previously could not be performed because sedation would have been required are now possible.
This award demonstrates that our environmentally conscious products are highly rated internationally. We endeavor to develop medical systems that contribute to hospital management while improving the efficiency of medical services, and we vigorously promote our environmental conservation activities.
Green Apple Awards: This award was established in 1994 by The Green Organisation, a nonprofit organization in the UK. The environmental activities conducted by companies, organizations, and individuals are evaluated and selected by specialists in various fields as well as professionals with practical experience, and winners are chosen based on their contributions to the environment, economics, innovation, and society.
Information about Toshiba Medical Systems
TMSC joined the Canon Group in December 2016. Our company name will be changed to Canon Medical Systems Corporation at the beginning of 2018. TMSC develops and manufactures diagnostic imaging systems including CT, MRI, ultrasound, and X-ray systems as well as clinical laboratory systems and Healthcare IT Solution, and provides them to more than 140 countries around the world, offering technology that provides faster diagnosis and early treatment. Under the slogan "Made for Life™" (Made for Patients. Made for You. Made for Partnership.), TMSC is making positive contributions toward hospital management, and provides a range of patient-friendly healthcare systems and services, continuing its long tradition of contributing to healthcare.
Efforts concerning environmental issues
Our aim is to help improve the global environment by providing medical devices and systems while remaining aware of their environmental impact throughout the development, procurement, production, sales, service, and disposal stages. In addition to our efforts toward prevention of global warming, we will promote reduction of medical radiation exposure, efficient utilization of resources, and management of chemicals, implementing environmental conservation in order to create abundant value while achieving harmonious coexistence with the Earth.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation CSR Report website: http://www.toshibamedicalsystems.com/company/csr/index.html.
Aquilion ONE and Made for Life are trademarks of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.