Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. was recently selected to participate in the Premier healthcare alliance’s first Innovation Celebration, an annual event to celebrate advances in healthcare while highlighting healthcare industry suppliers committed to innovation and improving patient outcomes.
Premier’s Innovation Celebration highlights innovative solutions that bring a positive impact to healthcare delivery. The 26 products showcased were selected by a cross-functional team of Premier alliance members and staff of varying expertise, including clinical product planners, clinical field specialists, pharmacists, supply chain professionals, materials management and nurses.
Premier contracts with more than 800 suppliers and Toshiba was one of 24 Premier contracted suppliers selected to participate in the Innovation Celebration.
“Being recognized by Premier underscores the innovation that the Aquilion ONE is delivering to healthcare systems across the country,” said Doug Ryan, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba America Medical Systems. “Created for today’s healthcare environment, the Aquilion ONE has the potential to replace multiple existing tests, reduce overall exam time for patients and physicians, and decrease X-ray radiation dose, a main concern for physicians and patients.”
Toshiba was recognized for its Aquilion ONE computed tomography (CT) product. Developed by Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, the Aquilion ONE dynamic volume CT is the only medical imaging system that can image an entire organ like the brain or heart in one rotation, and show real-time function, including blood flow and movement, in less time than traditional multi-detector row CT systems. It also uses less radiation than traditional multi-detector row CT systems and allows for imaging with limited-to-no patient sedation.