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November 30, 2013

Toshiba' CT Production Reaches to 30,000 Systems

Otawara, Tochigi, Japan, November 30, 2013 - In November 2013, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation reached a new milestone with the manufacture of its 30,000th CT system.

"Since our first CT system in 1978, Toshiba has continuously offered leading, innovative products based on the clinical needs of our customers," said Wataru Taguchi, general manager of the CT Systems Division, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation. "We will continuously strive to spread dynamic volume CT Aquilion ONE™ which has been changing clinical pathways for variety of diseases, and to achieve the minimum patient dose by variety of dose reduction technology such as AIDR 3D."

<History of Toshiba CT production>

1978Beginning of CT production
19821,000th CT system produced
1985World's first slip-ring CT scanner introduced
19905,000th CT system produced; world's first helical CT scanner introduced
199810,000th CT system produced
1999World's first 0.5 mm multi-slice detector CT "Aquilion™" introduced
200315,000th CT system produced
200720,000th CT system produced; world's first dynamic volume CT "Aquilion ONE" introduced
201025,000th CT system produced
20113rd generation of Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction technology "AIDR 3D" introduced
20120.275 second per rotation dynamic volume CT "Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition" introduced.
201330,000th CT system produced

Toshiba is showcasing its Aquilion product line fully integrated with AIDR 3D technology at this year's Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Dec. 1-6, 2013 (Booth #7330, North Hall).

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

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

* Aquilion, Aquilion ONE and ViSION Edition are trademarks of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.

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