Milestones in the history of Toshiba medical's diagnostic ultrasound products

1966SSA-01A


 First ultrasound system with A-mode.
1971SSL-21A


 Compound scanner with B-mode display.
1977SAL-10A


 Linear-array scanning system that made it possible to clearly depict abdominal images in real time through the use of an electronic array transducer.
1978SSH-10A


 Electronic sector scanning system that also supported ECG and M-mode display.
SAL-20A


 Compact system that provided clear images and contributed significantly to the spread of the use of ultrasound examinations.
1981SDS-10A


 The incorporation of electronic sector scanning capability in this system permitted real-time B-mode images and pulsed Doppler images at an arbitrary point to be observed simultaneously using a single transducer.
1982SAL-50A / SDL-01A


 This system enabled Doppler examination of the abdominal vasculature using electronic linear scanning.
1983SAL-32A / 32B


 Compact portable system that could be moved to the patient's bedside for examination.
1985SSH-65A


 First cardiac color Doppler system supporting clear depiction of blood flow in the heart in colors.
1986 Cumulative total of electronic scanning systems shipped reaches 30,000.
1987SAL-38B
 

 Compact system with linear, convex and mechanical sector scanning capabilities.
1988SSH-140A


 Compact color system with a wide variety of functions.
1989 Cumulative total of electronic scanning systems shipped reaches 50,000.
1990TOSBEE


 

 This dedicated black-and-white imaging system with high B-mode image quality had a distinct and innovative style.
1992CAPASEE


 

 Slim black-and-white system.
1993Power Vision


 

 Top-of-the-line color system incorporating a digital beam former. Later evolved into PowerVision 7000.
1994Eccocee


 

 Simple, easy-to-operate, entry-level color system aimed at users with black-and-white systems.
 This system, which used the catch phrase "Turn to Color", contributed to the spread of the use of color Doppler systems.
1996 Cumulative total of electronic scanning systems shipped reaches 100,000.
1998Power Vision 6000


 

 Compact version of PowerVision with the same high performance.
2001Aplio
 

 

 Premium model with new platform and revolutionary image quality.
Nemio
 

 

 Compact midrange system incorporating premium-class functions.
2004Xario
 

 

 High-end model with platform migrated from Aplio.