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Toshiba Partners with United Medical Instruments to Distribute Ultrasound Systems

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TUSTIN, Calif., Jun 11, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) —
To meet the increased need for advanced ultrasound equipment, Toshiba
America Medical Systems, Inc. has partnered with United Medical
Instruments (UMI), a worldwide provider of new and pre-owned ultrasound
systems, parts and transducers, to sell Toshiba’s ultrasound systems to
the private physician office and clinic market in the U.S.

“The private office space has a growing need for advanced ultrasound
solutions, especially for musculoskeletal applications,” said Tomohiro
Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “Toshiba’s
ultrasound systems offer cutting-edge visualization features with
breakthrough technology, and we are looking forward to making a
tremendous impact in the office market.”

Under this agreement, UMI will act as distributor of Toshiba’s
ultrasound product line to the office market. With more than 20 sales
and applications specialists throughout the U.S., UMI will provide
private physicians greater access to Toshiba ultrasound systems and
solutions.

“We are excited to represent the Toshiba line of ultrasound equipment to
private-practice physicians and look forward to providing solutions for
the OB/GYN, musculoskeletal, vein and pain management markets,” said
Mansoor Ghanavati, president and CEO, UMI. “The innovative ultrasound
solutions from Toshiba provide an excellent opportunity for physicians
looking to take their practice to the next level.”

For more information on UMI, please visit
www.umiultrasound.com/ .

About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems
(TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging
systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all
modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS
website at
www.medical.toshiba.com .

About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of
medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions,
such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI
systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products
for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Toshiba.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced
electronic and electrical products, spanning digital products, such as
LCD TVs, notebook PCs and hard disc drives; electronic devices and
components, such as semiconductors; social infrastructure systems,
including power generation systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was
founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490
companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing
6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion).

SOURCE: Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.



        
        Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. 
        Rachel Stuht 
        (714) 669-7623 
        rstuht@tams.com 
        or 
        Michael Stewart 
        (310) 295-3323 
        michael.stewart@ketchum.com
        


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About the Author:

Paul Khunkhun, serving Southern California since 1998. Paul is the owner of MDIS. He is a Board Certified Ultrasound Sonographer with RDCS and RVT credentialing. He is also pending ICAEL accreditation.

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