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  • Toshiba Acquires Barco Unit
Feb 2009
Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Medical Systems Corp. of Tokyo, has bought the advanced visualization imaging system (AVIS) Div. of Barco, of Edinburgh, UK. The acquisition brings in-house the development of 3-D volume rendering and advanced visualization capabilities for all Toshiba modalities. The AVIS team has been conducting research, development and sales of medical 3-D visualization software products since 1991 as Voxar Ltd. For the past 10 years, the company has used Voxar 3-D visualization core software in its medical imaging products and in its picture archiving communications systems.

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