Terason annouces release of uSmart Tablet

Terason Ultrasound Systems

Press Release
July 24, 2013

Terason uSmart 3200T Receives CE Mark and 510(k) FDA Clearance

Burlington, MA, July 24, 2013: Teratech Corporation today announced the launch of the new uSmart 3200T Ultrasound System, the first in Terason's uSmart family of proprietary products. This revolutionary new tablet, deemed "disruptive technology" by industry leaders, will change the way healthcare is delivered in both hospital and outpatient sectors of point-of-care ultrasound.
The new light-weight, power-packed uSmart 3200T Ultrasound System is a fusion of cutting-edge technology with an intuitive interface that defines simplicity. The newest member of the Terason family weighs less than 5 lbs., provides razor-sharp image quality, and is fully equipped with all the features and functionality users have come to expect from Terason products. Developed by clinicians for clinicians, the uSmart 3200T provides the best tools for busy practices, including a 128GB Solid State hard drive, Smart Gestures, an Adaptive Touch Screen, uConnect remote capabilities, and a fast boot-up time.

Jeff Sirek, General Manager of Global Operations for Terason, states "The uSmart 3200T is truly a unique and revolutionary product in the world of portable ultrasound. In our fast-paced technology environment, healthcare providers require products that can keep up with the ever-changing demands of their hospital or practice. We have developed the first tablet-based system where high technology meets superior performance."
As an industry pioneer, Terason developed and was the first to patent color portable ultrasound. Since then with over 50 patents protecting the technology, our crystal clear image quality, open architecture, and customer dedication has earned us a reputation for excellence. This reputation is what motivates Terason every day to strive to exceed expectations and industry standards, providing our customers with the latest advancements in portable ultrasound. "I am confident that every facility conducting ultrasound exams will benefit from this technology. The uSmart 3200T represents Terason's continued commitment to expanding its product portfolio in order to meet the diagnostic needs of our worldwide customer base," added Sirek. 

Terason, a division of Teratech Corporation began in 1994, drawing upon technology developed at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory. Dr. Alice Chiang, CEO and Chairman of the Board, founded the company to apply developments in the fields of radar, sonar, and telecommunications technologies to the demanding requirements of battlefield ultrasound. Recognizing that decades of breakthrough research for the Department of Defense could be applied to the challenges of mainstream ultrasound imaging, she formed the Terason division. With initial key patents protecting the integrated circuit technology she developed at MIT, Dr. Chiang dedicated Terason to the development of a micro-miniaturized commercial ultrasound system.

About Terason
Today, we continue to revolutionize ultrasound with developments in high-performance portable systems. The new proprietary uSmart products provide exceptional imaging capability and the advanced features and functionality users have come to expect from Terason. These complete ultrasound solutions optimize workflow, enhance clinical efficacy, and increase productivity for everyday clinical needs.

Thomas Jefferson University Pilot Study Finds Toshiba's Ultrasound Technology Helps Improve Breast Microcalcification Visualization

Study Shows MicroPure Image Processing Technique Identifies More Breast Microcalcifications Than Gray Scale Ultrasound Imaging

TUSTIN, Calif., Jul 17, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine has published a pilot study conducted at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa., with funding provided by Toshiba, that explores the effectiveness of Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.'s MicroPure(TM) image processing technique in visualizing breast microcalcifications compared with gray scale ultrasound imaging. According to the pilot study, Toshiba's MicroPure software significantly improved identification of microcalcifications in the breast when compared with gray scale ultrasound imaging.

"MicroPure may have the potential to assist in the early detection of small specks of mineral deposits (calcium) associated with extra cell activity, allowing physicians to monitor changes," said Dr. Flemming Forsberg, Ph.D., professor of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University. "The results of the study are particularly important, as they show the potential to utilize ultrasound imaging in identifying breast microcalcifications, which is less expensive and more comfortable for women."

The study included women with breast calcifications, originally identified by mammography, who were then evaluated using Toshiba's MicroPure software on the Aplio(TM) XG ultrasound system compared with gray scale ultrasound imaging. Toshiba's MicroPure enabled physicians to more easily visualize microcalcifications using ultrasound.

"This study is an example of Toshiba's commitment in developing the latest diagnostic imaging technology to improve diagnoses," said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. "As a result of this study, Thomas Jefferson University demonstrated the potential of MicroPure's ability to visualize microcalcifications that were not as visible in gray scale ultrasound imaging."

For additional information on the study, please visit the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.

 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 world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm .

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Toshiba And United Medical Instruments, Inc (UMI) Announce A New Distribution Agreement

June 11, 2012

TOSHIBA PARTNERS WITH UNITED MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS TO DISTRIBUTE ULTRASOUND SYSTEMS

TUSTIN, Calif., – 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).

SonoSite And United Medical Instruments, Inc (UMI) Announce A New Distribution Agreement

June 22, 2010

UMI to Serve as a Distributor for SonoSite Products into Private Medical Offices

BOTHELL, WA – June 22 – SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound and United Medical Instruments (UMI), a worldwide provider of new and pre-owned ultrasound systems, today announced a new agreement for UMI to distribute SonoSite's products into certain small office markets. Under this relationship, UMI will act as an additional distributor of SonoSite's flagship M-Turbo® and MicroMaxx® ultrasound systems and will serve as a re-seller of SonoSite's used products from its older lines. This collaboration strongly positions SonoSite to continue to expand its presence in the office markets, while offering physicians greater access and customer support.

SonoSite's point-of-care ultrasound systems are designed to provide healthcare professionals with the ability to view anatomy in a greater variety of clinical settings. With the implementation of real-time visualization, physicians in office settings are able to confidently assess, diagnose and perform interventional procedures directly in the patient's examination room.

"UMI's sales team has more than 30 years of experience in the diagnostic instrument industry and will be a valuable partner to complement our existing sales force," said Kevin M. Goodwin, SonoSite's President and CEO. "This strategic distribution channel will be key in providing value to our customers and their patients, while enabling us to better access small office markets and reach a broader base of physicians in the expanding point-of-care ultrasound office segment." "UMI is delighted to join forces with SonoSite," said Mansoor Ghanavati, United Medical Instruments' President and CEO. "The Company has a strong reputation for creating point-of-care ultrasound products that are cutting edge and reliable and its products will fit well within our existing portfolio of high quality ultrasound solutions. We look forward to bringing more value to our customer base and we expect tremendous success in the physician offices."

About SonoSite

SonoSite, Inc. (www.sonosite.com) is the innovator and world leader in hand-carried ultrasound and industry leader in impedance cardiography equipment. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by ten subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. SonoSite's small, lightweight ultrasound systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost- effectively bringing high performance ultrasound to the point of patient care.

About United Medical Instruments (UMI)

United Medical Instruments (www.umiultrasound.com) is a worldwide provider of new and high quality pre-owned ultrasound systems, parts, and probes at affordable prices. UMI offers products from a diverse variety of manufacturers, addressing applications including radiology, cardiology, OB/GYN, urology, vascular and breast imaging.

Biosound Esaote Extends Distributor Agreement with United Medical Instruments

June 12, 2010

Indianapolis, Ind. (June 2010) – Biosound Esaote announced recently that it has extended its distributor agreement with United Medical Instruments (UMI) into a second year. UMI, a provider of new and high quality pre-owned ultrasound systems, serves as Biosound's exclusive ultrasound vendor in the Phlebology/Vein Clinic market.

"Biosound is pleased to renew our distributor agreement with United Medical Instruments," said Claudio Bertolini, president of Biosound Esaote. "UMI's established presence in the Phlebology market has proven to be an excellent platform for our MyLab ultrasound products and we appreciate their continued commitment our partnership."

UMI offers Biosound's MyLab®25Gold and MyLab®Five ultrasound systems. Both systems provide excellent image quality and high performance in compact and portable packages. The MyLab ultrasound platform offers a common user interface, shared probes and full digital workflow capability.

Ultrasound has become an increasingly important tool in the Phlebology market when evaluating a broad spectrum of disorders including varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, venous leg ulcers, congenital venous abnormalities, venous thromboembolism and other disorders of venous origin. Ultrasound technology can help to asses the valvular function and patency of deep veins, thereby providing important information in determining a treatment path.

Mansoor Ghanavati, President of United Medical Instruments and board member of the American College of Phlebology Foundation, attributes much of the market's growth to the Foundation's funding of research, education and communication initiatives. Under the leadership of Ghanavati, UMI has garnered a 10-year presence and a large customer base in the Phlebology/Vein Disease market.

"Biosound's MyLab®Five is a revolutionary concept in ultrasound technology," Ghanavati said. "Weighing less than 20 pounds, this powerful portable ultrasound system delivers premium console performance. MyLab®Five's modular architecture and advanced multi-frequency transducers is perfectly suited for all practitioners in the vein disease market. I expect Biosound products will help UMI's growth and expansion in this market."

About Biosound Esaote, Inc.

Biosound Esaote, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a market leader in diagnostic portable ultrasound systems with real-world applications. Established in 1979, Biosound Esaote is part of the international Esaote Group, a global leader in research, production and marketing of medical diagnostic equipment. For more information, visit www.biosound.com.

About United Medical Instruments

United Medical Instruments (UMI) is a worldwide provider of new and high quality pre-owned ultrasound systems, parts, and probes at affordable prices. Offering products from a variety of manufacturers, UMI provides a comprehensive family of products addressing applications including radiology, cardiology, OB/GYN, urology, vascular, phlebology and breast imaging. For more information, visit www.umiultrasound.com.

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