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Irvine's Toshiba gets FDA nod

Firm's Viamo laptop ultrasound system is cleared by the agency.

By Ashly McGlonePublished: February 08, 2010

Toshiba's Viamo laptop ultrasound system
Irvine-based Toshiba America Medical Systems has received FDA clearance for its laptop ultrasound system, Viamo.

Introduced at the 2009 Radiological Society of North America annual meeting late last year, the Viamo offers premier image quality comparable to larger machines but in a smaller size and at a lower price.

“Providing the best value in the hand-carried segment, the Viamo delivers high-quality images for numerous clinical applications,” says Girish Hagan, Toshiba's vice president of marketing.

The Viamo is ideal for immobile patients and can provide a variety of exams including general radiology, pediatric, emergency, OB/GYN and vascular, especially useful during liver transplants.

Other features include a touch-screen interface and compatibility with existing Toshiba transducers – a device that converts one type of energy to another. This interchangeability offers increased flexibility to medical staff and reduces health care costs, according to Toshiba.

The Viamo, sold exclusively to hospitals, costs $70,000 per unit.

Toshiba America Medical Systems is a global provider of diagnostic imaging systems including CT, X-ray, ultrasound and MRI.

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