FDA clears Toshiba’s DCA technique

February 5, 1997

Toshiba America Medical Systems of Tustin, CA, has received 510(k)clearance for its Directional Color Angio (DCA) technique forthe PowerVision ultrasound scanner (SCAN Special Report 12/96).DCA combines color ultrasound angio images with directional

Toshiba America Medical Systems of Tustin, CA, has received 510(k)clearance for its Directional Color Angio (DCA) technique forthe PowerVision ultrasound scanner (SCAN Special Report 12/96).DCA combines color ultrasound angio images with directional blood-flowinformation from conventional color Doppler, allowing cliniciansto determine tissue perfusion and differentiate between arterialand venous blood flow. DCA is a standard feature on PowerVisionscanners.