Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in imaging technologies, will showcase the versatility and usability of its current line of advanced portable and general digital radiography (DR) systems and solutions at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM 2008), taking place at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, May 15 â€“ 18.
â€œAt the show, attendees can see how Canon DR systems and solutions can help to reduce examination times, increase patient throughput and contribute to substantial cost and labor savings,â€ said Tsuneo Imai, senior director and general manager, Medical Systems Division, Canon U.S.A., Inc. â€œCanonâ€™s strong optical and imaging heritage has allowed us to be at the forefront of pioneering DR technologies, changing the way medical imaging is being done in hospitals and clinical environments.â€
Canon DR systems and solutions on display at SIIM 2008 (booth # 809) will include:
In addition to its medical products and solutions, Canon will have other Canon-branded products, including the PIXMA Pro9500 photo printer, the imagePROGRAF iPF500 large format printer, and the REALiS SX7 projector, on display in its booth at SIIM 2008. The PIXMA Pro9500 printer is a 10-color ink printer that produces a wide color gamut to achieve vivid coloration and high glossiness, and prints up to 14 X 17 inches on plain paper and specialty media. The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 17-inch printer features the Companyâ€™s five-color dye-pigment reactive ink system, and 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 that print long images such as long-leg or other stitched images. The Canon flagship REALiS SX7 projector with the brilliance and sharpness of LCOS technology, 4,000 ANSI lumens brightness and 1.7X Ultra-Wide Powered Zoom Lens with Autofocus, delivers 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.
Canon U.S.A. has installed more than 2,000 DR sensor panels throughout Canada, the United States and Latin America, part of more than 6,600 DR systems that have been installed worldwide by the Canon family of companies.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2007â€ , with global revenues of $39.3 billion, is listed as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies in America and is on the 2007 BusinessWeek list of “Top 100 Brands.” To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/pressroom.
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