NORTHSTAR Health System, a rural critical-access health care system in Iron River,MI., recently completed an $18 million renovation that included upgrading its medical imaging technology. To provide the latest in ultrasound imaging technology to its patient population and expand its diagnostic capabilities, NORTHSTAR purchased an AplioTM MX from Toshiba America Medical Systems. The system is a ultrasound device that offers clinical performance in a compact footprint. NORTHSTAR Health System is the first facility in the country to acquire the advanced capabilities of the Aplio MX.

June 22, 2010

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Toshiba Expands Diagnostics at Northstar Health System

With the Aplio MX, NORTHSTAR Health System is able to complete the same advanced ultrasound exams that are usually performed with larger, more expensive ultrasound systems. NORTHSTAR is using the high-end radiology capabilities of the system to perform a full spectrum of exams, including breast, OB, abdomen, vascular studies, and echocardiograms. Additionally, the Aplio MX allowed NORTHSTAR Health System to start a vein clinic to treat varicose vein patients, along with utilizing the system for vein mapping and OR procedures. Ultrasound is particularly beneficial for varicose vein patients, as it clearly visualizes the veins for treatment planning without radiation dose.

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