Toshiba completes acquisition of imaging division of Barco

16 February 2009

Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe, Ltd. (TMVS), a subsidiary of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, has completed its acquisition of the Advanced Visualization Imaging System Division (AVIS) of Barco nv, of Edinburgh, Scotland. This acquisition brings in-house the development of 3D volume rendering and advanced visualization capabilities for all Toshiba modalities.

“TMVS now serves as the foundation of a world-class medical research and development center in Europe,” said Kenichi Komatsu Ph.D., president and CEO, Toshiba Medical, “demonstrating Toshiba’s strong commitment to our European customers as well as the healthcare industry worldwide.”

The AVIS team has been conducting research, development and sales of medical 3D visualization software products since 1991 as Voxar Ltd. For the past 10 years, Toshiba has used Voxar 3D visualization core software in its medical imaging products and picture, archiving and communication systems (PACS). AVIS, as part of Barco, provided advanced visualization solutions for the medical imaging and PACS markets.

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