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Toshiba’s Digital X-ray System Allows Faster Imaging at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Following several successful years of utilizing Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s RADREXTM-i digital radiographic (DR) X-ray system, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., has installed two additional systems in the emergency and radiology departments at its recently expanded hospital. Toshiba’s RADREX-i systems allow Le Bonheur to conduct safer, faster and more comfortable patient exams from head-to-toe.

“As a high-volume pediatric hospital, we needed an X-ray system to enhance patient comfort and improve departmental efficiency,” said Bunny Willis, manager of diagnostic radiology, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. “We selected Toshiba’s RADREX-i system for its suite of productivity features, such as RexView, which facilitates less stressful exams for pediatrics, as technologists can review images at the system without leaving the patient’s side. Additionally, Toshiba’s been an outstanding partner and has delivered imaging solutions across multiple modalities for our diverse pediatric patient population.”

Toshiba’s RADREX-i is a robust digital X-ray system featuring numerous automated features, high-resolution imaging and RexView, a color LCD screen located on the overhead tube crane (OTC), allowing technologists immediate access to review images and determine quickly what is needed for diagnosis. RADREX-i’s automated features include auto-tracking, auto-collimation, auto-program and auto-center stop, resulting in shorter exams and improving productivity and workflow.

“RADREX-i’s user-friendly features are essential for technologists, particularly in a high-volume pediatric setting like Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “Le Bonheur is now able to conduct more efficient X-ray imaging while also making it safer for patients with less radiation dose – a product of the system’s dose reduction features and shorter exam time.”

Le Bonheur also utilizes four KalareTM X-ray systems, an AquilionTM ONE CT system and two InfinixTM-i bi-plane vascular X-ray systems from Toshiba.

About Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., treats more than 200,000 children each year in a 255-bed hospital that features state-of-the-art technology and family-friendly resources. Nationally recognized, Le Bonheur is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children’s Hospital. Serving as a primary teaching affiliate for the University Tennessee Health Science Center, the hospital trains more pediatricians than any other hospital in the state. For more information, please call (901) 287-6030 or visit lebonheur.org. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/lebonheurchild or friend us at Facebook at facebook.com/lebonheurchildrens.

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.

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.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning digital products, such as LCD TVs, notebook PCs and hard disc drives; electronic devices and components, such as semiconductors; social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion).

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