In Brief: Toshiba America Medical
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Toshiba America Medical: Tustin, California-based firm introduces a 6.5 mil. heat unit (MHU) x-ray tube for use in computed tomography (CT) systems. Users of the Toshiba Xpress/SX slip-ring CT system can upgrade their device with the new MHU for a price of $99,000; the product also is being sold as an option for new Xpress/SX systems at a price of $40,000. Either purchase is accompanied with a 100,000-slice warranty. The company cites the reduced cooling time of the tube as a major benefit of the product. Separately, Toshiba introduces the Xpress/GX helical CT scanner, which it says "provides the performance of helical scanning" in a 50% smaller and 30% lighter model...
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