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 – 18.

“At 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,” said Tsuneo Imai, senior director and general manager, Medical Systems Division, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon’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.”

Canon DR systems and solutions on display at SIIM 2008 (booth # 809) will include:

  • Portable DR SystemsThe Canon CXDI-50G Portable DR system offers a thin, light-weight design and has a large imaging area of 14 X 17 inches. When combined with a compatible mobile unit, the CXDI-50G can bring digital radiography directly to the patient’s bedside. Designed for diverse applications, the compact design is a practical solution for a wide range of room applications that can be difficult to perform with fixed devices. The CXDI-50G will be shown integrated with the RadPro 4kW Portable Digital X-Ray System, making it appropriate for bedside or post-operative procedures.
  • 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, which features pan, zoom and measurement tools such as cobb angles, can save images to a CD and send images to a Windows-based desktop printer 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 pre-surgical planning for the orthopedic surgeon. Also, included in the new version of DR Image Viewer software is DR Image Viewer Light, which offers 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 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 Company’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 2007†, 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

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* Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine

†IFI Patent Intelligence Press Release, January 2008

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