Toshiba launches differential tissue harmonic imaging and 4D imaging for
30 November 2005
Chicago, USA. Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. (TAMS) is introducing
its newest innovations in ultrasound at RSNA2005 in Chicago this week. For
the Aplio ultrasound system it is demonstrating its expanded differential
tissue harmonic imaging (DTHI) and for the Xario ultrasound system it is
showing 4D imaging.
Expanded DTHI is Toshiba's exclusive second-generation DTHI technology
and the latest addition to the Aplio XV premium package. Featuring dramatic
improvements in image resolution, DTHI delivers excellent quality images and
can accommodate larger patients that previously could not be imaged using
In addition, expanded DTHI has been proven to significantly improve
efficiency when evaluated in clinical practice.
"During a month-long evaluation of expanded DTHI, we used the technology on
many patients and noticed an improvement in productivity with its use," said
Dr. Tom Stavros, medical director of ultrasound at Invision. "In addition,
since our adoption of expanded DTHI on the Aplio, we have been able to
accommodate our larger patients more easily -- without the need to move them
to a separate room or to another piece of equipment for scanning. Now we are
able to accommodate all patients using one system."
Showing for the first time at RSNA and now available on the affordable
Xario ultrasound system, state-of-the-art 4D technology is designed to
improve departmental efficiency, while enhancing user and patient comfort.
4D is ideal for multispecialty practices that require high-quality,
three-dimensional images of the internal anatomy viewed in real time.
In addition, 4D technology allows clinicians to increase success rates
using automated 4D volume acquisition with the touch of a button and enables
simultaneous display of 2D and continuously updated 4D volume images. Other
4D features on the Xario include post-processing tools, real-time MPR
display and a 4D measurement package.
As a result of technology migration from the Aplio, features like
Advanced Dynamic Flow, Toshiba's exclusive wide-band color Doppler
technique, along with Panoramic View and Advanced Contour Tracking for
cardiology applications are now available on the Xario — improving exam
speed and increasing diagnostic confidence.
"The continual advancement of enhanced imaging applications for
ultrasound further reinforces Toshiba's ongoing commitment to developing
applications that improve diagnostic confidence and streamline clinical
workflow," said Gordon Parhar, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, TAMS.
"Toshiba's global leadership is demonstrated by the steady adoption of our
premium and high-end ultrasound systems. In fact, we have shipped more than
1,500 Xario systems globally since its introduction to the market in October
2004, and our Aplio system remains extremely popular with more than 4,000
units shipped globally since 2001."