Asante Installs 15 New State-of-the-Art Toshiba Ultrasound Machines
To upgrade its ultrasound systems across three facilities, Asante purchased 15 of Toshiba’s newest ultrasound systems for the imaging departments of Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center and Asante Women’s Imaging. The Aplio 500 and Aplio 300 from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. allow Asante to conduct all general ultrasound imaging, OB/GYN and vascular exams, and to expand its service lines to breast, musculoskeletal and pediatric imaging.
“The Aplio 500 and Aplio 300 are intuitive to use and can be customized to the sonographer’s preference, helping our staff transition to a new platform quickly,” said John Mayben, director, Imaging Services, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. “The ultrasound systems provide higher-quality images, expand our capabilities to do new exams, and we expect them to increase our productivity.”
The Aplio 500 delivers picture-perfect imaging with advanced visualization features, including Fly Thru. An industry-first technology, Fly Thru gives a new perspective to 4D ultrasound, allowing clinicians to “fly through” interiors of ducts and vessels for better exploration of lesions and masses. The Aplio 300 offers exceptional image quality in a smaller, versatile platform designed to be a clinical workhorse for all routine ultrasound exams. Both the Aplio 500 and 300 come standard with advanced workflow tools and ergonomics, including the iStyleTM+ Productivity Suite.
“Toshiba’s team was organized and focused on our needs, quickly responding to any questions that arose during the purchase and installation process,” said Geri Gehr, manager, Imaging Services, Asante Health System. “We were extremely pleased with the customer support we received throughout the installation.”
“We worked closely with Asante to assess their clinical imaging requirements across departments and facilities, and came up with a solution that would also meet their service support needs,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “The Aplio 500 and 300 offer breakthrough image quality, workflow tools and ergonomics, which are especially important features for customers performing all general imaging exams and looking to expand capabilities.”