The Toshiba® SSL-51H. This was Toshiba's first real-time scanning system produced in 1974. Scan method: Mechanical sector, Application: Cardiac

The first Toshiba® linear array scanner, the SSL-35H. This was Toshiba's first electronic real-time ultrasound system produced commercially in 1976. Scan method: Electronic linear-array, Application: Abdomen. The transducer probe is seen on the right side of the picture.
This was followed by the more portable SAL-10A in 1977 and the much smaller SAL-20A in 1978.

Press release in 1996 on the production of the 100, 000 th ultrasound scanner from the company since the SSL-35H.

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