The Arizona Heart Foundation has upgraded equipment at its School of Cardiac & Vascular Ultrasound by acquiring eight Toshiba Aplio 500 ultrasound systems and one Viamo ultrasound system for its students.

image_2013-9 Aplio 500_UL“We were not just looking for a vendor, but a long-term partnership. That’s where Toshiba set itself apart from all other imaging companies,” said Paula Banahan, the school’s executive director. “With Toshiba’s Aplio 500, our students have access to the latest technology with advanced visualization capabilities like Fly Thru. Additionally, the foundation is looking into the potential possibility of using Fly Thru for research in the carotid arteries.”

Fly Thru is a 4D visualization feature that allows clinicians to view ducts and vessels internally to study lesions and masses. The application is available on the Aplio 500, Toshiba’s top-of-the-line ultrasound system. Other Aplio 500 features include 2D Wall Motion Tracking, a tool that provides quantitative analysis of myocardial wall movement, and the iStyle Productivity Suite, a set of tools to improve ergonomics and customize workflow. The Viamo compresses the performance of Toshiba’s larger units into a laptop-sized system.

“We worked closely with Arizona Heart Foundation to offer them a beneficial partnership and provide the latest technology to better prepare its students and the foundation’s competitive edge,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director of the ultrasound business unit at Toshiba. “Toshiba’s ultrasound systems are ideal for an educational setting with user-friendly features and intuitive user interface that can be customized for a variety of protocols.”

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