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May 9, 2013

Toshiba Names Ken Sutherland President of Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe.

Ongoing investment in Edinburgh facility demonstrates continued commitment to Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland: May 9th 2013 - Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has named Ken Sutherland president of Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe Ltd. (TMVS). As president, Dr. Sutherland has complete responsibility for all TMVS’s activities.

TMVS, based in Edinburgh, designs advanced medical imaging software that takes the output from CT, MRI, X-ray and Ultrasound scanners to produce 3D images for use by clinicians, to aid diagnosis and treatment. These cutting edge medical imaging solutions improve the quality of treatment for patients and reduce the cost of providing that treatment.

For the past three years TMVS, part of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC) - a major R&D division of Toshiba, has worked on advanced medical imaging projects supported by a £3m R&D grant from Scottish Enterprise, one of the biggest life sciences R&D projects the agency has ever supported.

Most recently TMVS introduced Luminance, a 4-D rendering and lighting technique that produces highly detailed foetal images; it can be used to examine the foetal face and other anatomical structures by applying colour and illumination to enhance features.

Ken Sutherland is a member of the Scottish Government’s Life Sciences Advisory Board; he holds a PhD in Image Analysis from Edinburgh University and has worked in senior roles for NCR, IndigoVision and Barco, all in Scotland. In 2007 Ken left his position as director with Telindus in Cambridge to return to Scotland and take up the role of R&D manager with Barco, which was subsequently acquired by Toshiba in 2009.

About Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe, Ltd. (TMVS)

TMVS is part of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation. At its Edinburgh facility it employs over 100 highly qualified engineers, clinicians and researchers. The company designs and develops the software that creates and presents medical images based on data coming from scanners of various kinds (for example CT, MRI, X - Ray, Ultrasound). The work of the Edinburgh team has been adopted across TMSC's global product set to support 3D and 4D image visualization and analysis. Examples include support for Obstetrics and gynecology applications in Ultrasound and CT imaging for Cardio Vascular disease and Cancer.

About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC)

TMSC 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 web site at

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's website at

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