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Ultrasound (Hall of Fame)

Milestones in the history of Toshiba Medical's diagnostic ultrasound products

1966

SSA-01A

SSA-01A
First ultrasound system with A-mode.
1971

SSL-21A

SSL-21A
Compound scanner with B-mode display.
1977

SAL-10A

SAL-10A
Linear-array scanning system that made it possible to clearly depict abdominal images in real time through the use of an electronic array transducer.
1978

SSH-10A

SSH-10A
Electronic sector scanning system that also supported ECG and M-mode display.

SAL-20A

SAL-20A
Compact system that provided clear images and contributed significantly to the spread of the use of ultrasound examinations.
1981

SDS-10A

SDS-10A
The incorporation of electronic sector scanning capability in this system permitted real-time B-mode images and pulsed Doppler images at an arbitrary point to be observed simultaneously using a single transducer.
1982

SAL-50A / SDL-01A

SAL-50A / SDL-01A
This system enabled Doppler examination of the abdominal vasculature using electronic linear scanning.
1983

SAL-32A / 32B

SAL-32A / 32B
Compact portable system that could be moved to the patient's bedside for examination.
1985

SSH-65A

SSH-65A
First cardiac color Doppler system supporting clear depiction of blood flow in the heart in colors.
1986

Cumulative total of electronic scanning systems shipped reaches 30,000.

1987

SAL-38B

SAL-38B
Compact system with linear, convex and mechanical sector scanning capabilities.
1988

SSH-140A

SSH-140A
Compact color system with a wide variety of functions.
1989

Cumulative total of electronic scanning systems shipped reaches 50,000.

1990

TOSBEE

TOSBEE
TOSBEE™

This dedicated black-and-white imaging system with high B-mode image quality had a distinct and innovative style.
1992

CAPASEE

CAPASEE
CAPASEE™

Slim black-and-white system.
1993

Power Vision

Power Vision
PowerVision

Top-of-the-line color system incorporating a digital beam former. Later evolved into PowerVision 7000.
1994

Eccocee

Eccocee
Eccocee™

Simple, easy-to-operate, entry-level color system aimed at users with black-and-white systems. This system, which used the catch phrase "Turn to Color", contributed to the spread of the use of color Doppler systems.
1996

Cumulative total of electronic scanning systems shipped reaches 100,000.

1998

Power Vision 6000

Power Vision 6000
PowerVision 6000

Compact version of PowerVision with the same high performance.