Offering a full suite of imaging equipment from Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc., Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has created the Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center at its Ryan Ranch outpatient facility in Monterey County, Calif.

Specifically, the center will use the Toshiba Aquilion ONE computed tomography (CT) system and the VantageTM Atlas magnetic resonance (MR) system. Additionally, Timothy Albert, M.D., Salinas Valley’s director, will use the company’s Aplio Artida ultrasound system at his professional practice to further evaluate cardiac patients. 

The Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center is the only facility in California to use these Toshiba technologies side-by-side to provide imaging with low doses of contrast and radiation. 

“Using a combination of the latest CT, MR and ultrasound technologies allows us to offer the most effective and safest patient care to the community,” Albert said.  “When a patient is displaying a specific set of symptoms, we are capable of imaging them right away on the most appropriate system.  That way, we can reduce both the contrast and radiation dose a patient receives.”