US Air Force Certifies Toshiba-Built MR Systems; Beverly Plost Comments

medical imaging systemToshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has achieved a Defense Department certification to operate the company’s magnetic resonance systems on the U.S. Air Force’s network.

Toshiba worked to comply with the Air Force and Defense Health Agency’s guidelines to protect patient health information from malware, viruses and cyber attacks, the company said Monday.

“This approval is proof that when a customer partners with Toshiba, they are getting the same protection and security expected by our nation’s armed forces,” said Beverly Plost, director of MR business unit of Toshiba.

The company incorporated Windows 7 and application whitelisting software into its Vantage Titan 1.5T and Vantage Titan 3T systems to help clients detect malicious software applications.

Toshiba also received an approval-to-operate distinction from the Air Force for the company’s computed tomography systems.

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