Larry Dentice, senior vice president and general manager, Toshiba said, We are honored to receive the overall top medical equipment vendor recognition from KLAS. KLAS has a long-established reputation of offering honest, accurate and impartial vendor performance information and it is gratifying to know that our commitment to excellence and innovation has been recognized by our customers. In a time where health care costs are carefully scrutinized and efficiency is paramount to both the patient and the healthcare provider, we remain committed to developing equipment and other services that meet the functionality and proficiency needs of our customers.
The Aquilion 16 topped the newly recognized category "CT-Under 64-Slice" and the Aquilion 64 maintained the number one ranking in the "CT 64-Slice and over" category. Toshiba also maintained its top honors in MRI with the Vantage 1.5T. Additionally, the Toshiba Xario and Aplio Ultrasound systems finished number one and two, respectively, in the Ultrasound category. The success of all these products led Toshiba to attain the top ranking overall in medical equipment vendor rankings for 2008.