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December 8, 2010



The new 16-row multislice CT scanner Alexion™ delivers "Real Performance, Really Small", with easy operation and low-dose, high-quality images.

Otawara, Tochigi, Japan, Dec. 8, 2010 - Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has introduced Alexion, a new 16-row multislice CT scanner incorporating high-end technology in a compact design. Alexion has been developed as the new entry-level multislice CT system for customers who need to perform a wide variety of routine clinical examinations. In order to meet the demands of healthcare providers, Alexion has been designed from the ground up to be easy to use and to provide consistent examinations at low doses.

  • Scan Navigation

    Alexion offers unique navigation-mode operation that guides the operator through every step of the examination with state-of-the-art computer graphics and animation. In addition, newly developed intelligent filming functionality automatically compiles images in a pre-defined layout for fast and efficient workflow. Navigation mode is perfectly suited for novice users and part-time operators who may be required to perform scanning outside normal working hours, and enables all users to take advantage of the high performance of this multislice CT system.

  • Low-dose Imaging Without Compromise

    Toshiba's Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction (AIDR) is included as a standard feature in Alexion. AIDR is an iterative reconstruction algorithm which can reduce the dose necessary for routine clinical examinations by up to 75% while producing images with excellent spatial resolution and outstanding low contrast resolution.

  • Maximum Application, Minimum Space

    Many of the advanced applications originally developed for Toshiba's premium-level CT systems have been made available for Alexion. Delivering powerful performance in a small space, Alexion has been designed with a footprint of just 10.4 m2. In addition to its simple siting requirements, with Alexion the customer can be up and running as quickly as possible: installation can be completed in just 3 days.

About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation was established in October 2003, when the Medical Systems Division of Toshiba Corporation became an independent group company specializing in medical diagnostic imaging systems. The company is a leading worldwide provider of 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.

*Alexion is a trademark of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation.

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