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Toshiba Electron Tubes & Devices Co., Ltd.

- Providing X-ray image intensifiers for medical and industrial X-ray equipment for 40 years
Since we developed our first X-ray image intensifier in 1966, we have continued to develop Japan's most advanced X-ray image intensifiers of various types. Going into the future, we intend to continue to be a development leader, not only in Japan but worldwide. Our commitment to contributing to advances in medicine and industry throughout the world is expressed by our motto: "For the tomorrow of people and the planet."

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W.H. Coltman invents the principles of the X-ray image intensifier. Toshiba commences development of an X-ray image intensifier. Toshiba begins to manufacture X-ray image intensifiers. Toshiba commences development of an X-ray image intensifier using cesium iodide (Csl). Toshiba uses Csl as the input phosphor of an X-ray image intensifier. Toshiba succeeds in growing Csl crystals in a pillar structure and uses it as the input phosphor. Toshiba develops and begins to manufacture a 9-inch X-ray image intensifier using a metal input window (titanium). Toshiba develops and begins to manufacture a 12-inch X-ray image intensifier using a metal input window (aluminum). Toshiba develops and begins to manufacture a 6-inch X-ray image intensifier with a fiber optic output window. Toshiba develops and begins to manufacture the Super Metal I.I. (G-series) X-ray image intensifiers. Toshiba moves its manufacturing base for X-ray image intensifiers from Toshiba Horikawa-cho Factory to Nasu Electron Tube Works. Toshiba develops and begins to manufacture an X-ray imaging system with a photo pickup camera tube. Toshiba develops and begins to manufacture the Advanced Super Metal I.I. (H-series) X-ray image intensifiers. Toshiba manufactures its 50,000th X-ray image intensifier. Toshiba develops and begins to manufacture a 4-inch X-ray image intensifier with an input phosphor formed directly on the input window. Toshiba develops and begins to manufacture a 12-inch X-ray image intensifier (Advanced Super Metal I.I.), achieving the world's one of the best MTF. Toshiba develops the VP-34012 series, featuring a 400,000-pixel CCD camera, and develops and begins to manufacture an X-ray imaging system equipped with the VP-34012 series. Toshiba develops and begins to manufacture the J-Advanced I.I. (J-series) X-ray image intensifiers, featuring an input phosphor formed directly on the input window. Toshiba begins to use an environmentally-friendly ZnS phosphor for the output phosphor. Toshiba develops and begins to manufacture a robust, high-MTF X-ray image intensifier (SD-series). Toshiba develops the VP-34016 series, featuring a 400,000 pixel CCD camera, for industrial use and develops and begins to manufacture an X-ray imaging system equipped with the VP-34016 series. Toshiba develops and begins to manufacture a 14-inch X-ray image intensifier (Advanced Super Metal I.I.), achieving the world's one of the best MTF. Toshiba develops the VP-34017 series, featuring a 400,000-pixel CCD camera, and develops and begins to manufacture an X-ray imaging system equipped with the VP-34017 series. Toshiba develops and begins to manufacture a 4-inch X-ray image intensifier for low energy X-ray. Toshiba manufactures its 100,000th X-ray image intensifier. The Toshiba X-ray image intensifier division becomes Toshiba Electron Tubes & Devices Co., Ltd., a separate company from Toshiba Corporation. Toshiba Electron Tubes & Devices starts manufacturing X-ray image intensifiers in China (manufacturing on the premises of Hangzhi Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd.). Toshiba Electron Tubes & Devices starts manufacturing a Super high Response, 4-inch X-ray image intensifier. Toshiba Electron Tubes & Devices develops the VP-34501 series featuring a 1 megapixel CCD camera and develops and begins to manufacture an X-ray imaging system equipped with the VP-34501 series. Toshiba Electron Tubes & Devices develops and begins to manufacture a super high resolution 4-inch X-ray image intensifier. Toshiba Electron Tubes & Devices develops Automatic Magnetic Correction (AMC) and develops and begins to manufacture an X-ray image intensifier equipped with AMC. Toshiba Electron Tubes & Devices develops the VP-34019 series, featuring a 400,000 pixel CCD camera and compliant with the RoHS directive, and develops and begins to manufacture an X-ray imaging system equipped with the VP-34019 series.

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TOSHIBA X-ray Image Intensifier 1966 - 2006 40th Anniversary

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