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Canon Showcases Digital Radiography Systems

June 8, 2007

The imaging solutions reduce examination times, increase patient throughput, and contribute to substantial cost and labor savings.


LAKE SUCCESS, NY /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Demonstrating the versatility and usability of its medical imaging technology, Canon U.S.A Inc. will put on display its full line of currently available portable and general digital radiography (DR) systems and solutions at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM 2007 - formerly SCAR) in Providence, RI.

"At the show, attendees can see how Canon DR systems and solutions help to reduce examination times, increase patient throughput, and can contribute to substantial cost and labor savings. Our DR systems and solutions deliver excellent image quality, virtually seamless network and workflow integration with Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Standard-compliant devices, and superb dose efficiency to hospitals and clinical environments worldwide," said Tsuneo Imai, Director and General Manager, Medical Systems Division, Canon U.S.A.

Canon DR systems and solutions on display at SIIM 2007 (Booth #931) will include:

o Portable DR Systems. The Canon CXDI-50G DR system is lightweight and has a large imaging area (14 in. by 17 in.). This DR system will be shown integrated with the RadPro 40kw Mobile X-Ray System, making it appropriate for bedside or post-operative procedures. In addition, Canon will feature the Canon CXDI-50C DR system, which delivers high-quality diagnostic images efficiently, with minimal X-ray exposure to patients, making it ideal for pediatric and orthopedic use. Also, the flexibility of the Canon CXDI-50 DR systems offers a "one plate" solution that allows the DR panel to be interchanged between a table and a wall stand setup, offering a cost-effective DR solution.

o Canon DR Image Viewer Software. Canon helps to improve workflow efficiency of digital radiography systems with an intuitive, user-friendly interface. Canon DR images can be manipulated without compromising throughput, thus assisting the health care provider's efficiency in delivering patient care. This economical and fully scalable solution provides the user with pixel-to-pixel display of individual or multiple high-resolution Canon DR images. The Canon DR Image Viewer software features pan, zoom, and measurement tools, such as cobb angles, and can save images to CD and send images to a Windows-based desktop printer and/or a DICOM Standard-compliant network device. In addition, its optional modules, including stitching and implant matching for surgical templating applications, make it ideal for scoliosis and long leg imaging, as well as for presurgical planning for the orthopedic surgeon. Also, included in the new version of DR Image Viewer software is DR Image Viewer Light, which provides the ability to copy an image to a CD/DVD with or without a subset of the viewing and manipulating tools.

In addition to its medical devices, Canon will also be showcasing the PIXMA Pro9000 printer, an eight-color ink printer that produces a wide color gamut to achieve vivid coloration and high glossiness, and prints up to 13 in. by 19 in. on plain paper and specialty media. The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 large-format printer will also be on display in the Canon booth. The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 17 in. printer features the company's new five-color dye-pigment reactive ink system, along with the Canon L-COA image processor and FINE print head technology for exceptional image quality and fast output. The iPF500 can be used by medical facilities to print long images, such as long leg or other stitched images. Also on display will be the REALiS SX6 projector, the Canon flagship REALiS projector, which features the new AISYS technology, 3500 ANSI lumens brightness and a 1.7X ultra-wide powered zoom lens with autofocus to deliver exceptional image quality and color reproduction.

Optical and Imaging Heritage of Canon
Canon has a strong optical and imaging heritage. This heritage has allowed Canon to make a significant mark in the medical imaging market, particularly when it comes to high-quality, affordable DR solutions and innovations. With its solid heritage and expertise as a foundation, Canon continues to develop and deliver medical imaging solutions that will support its status as an industry innovator for years to come.

Since 1997, Canon Medical Systems has introduced eight generations of flat panel sensors (the Canon CXDI-11/22, Canon CXDI-31, Canon CXDI-40G, Canon CXDI-50G, Canon CXDI-40C, Canon CXDI-40EG, the Canon CXDI-50C and the Canon CXDI-40EC flat panel sensors), offering a full range of DR system solutions for various applications.

The Canon family of companies has installed more than 4600 DR systems worldwide, including 1500 DR sensor panels throughout Canada, the U.S., and Latin America.

About Canon U.S.A. Inc.
Canon U.S.A. Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial-imaging solutions. The company is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America and is on the 2006 BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." Its parent company, Canon Inc., is a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2006, with global revenues of $34.9 billion. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the company's RSS news feed by visiting its Web site.

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