Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in imaging technologies, will shine the spotlight on its newest digital radiography (DR) system “ the Canon CXDI-60G Portable Flat Panel Detector “ this weekend, at the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) 2008 Annual Meeting and Exposition, taking place at the Colorado Convention Center, July 27th “ 30th (booth # 1103).

The Canon CXDI-60G Portable Flat Panel Detector succeeds the popular CXDI-31, the world™s first portable cassette-type DR Portable Digital Radiography System introduced in September 2001. Offering a more ergonomic and portable form than its predecessor, the CXDI-60G Portable Digital Radiography System realizes a new level of freedom and immediacy to diagnosis in the X-ray room and beyond. Thin, lightweight, and robust “ the CXDI-60G Portable Digital Radiography System offers true portability and flexibility in high quality DR. Added benefits include low power consumption and a detachable sensor cable for convenient maintenance and installation. The model™s detachable sensor cable, which provides power to the unit and transfers data, enables easy room-to-room installation (with an optional power box and PC) from multiple locations such as the patient™s bedside or wheelchair, trauma or ICU and fits right into most neo-natal incubator trays.

“At AHRA 2008 visitors to the Canon booth will experience true DR innovation and see the Canon CXDI-60G Ultra-Portable DR System for the first time,” said Tsuneo Imai, senior director and general manager, Medical Systems Division, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Since introducing its first indirect X-ray projection camera in Japan in 1940, Canon has been at the forefront of medical imaging. The introduction of the Canon CXDI-60G demonstrates our commitment to advancing the field.”

Weighing just 5.9 pounds and measuring less than an inch thick, the lightweight and slim-body CXDI-60G Portable Digital Radiography System offers an effective imaging area of 9 x 11 inches, accommodating a diverse range of applications, including the X-raying of hands, elbows, feet and knees. Enabling X-ray images to be confirmed on an optional preview monitor approximately three seconds after exposure, the system contributes to timely and effective patient care.

Additionally, Canon™s proprietary control software, which supports enhanced image-processing performance, contributes to increased diagnostic accuracy by making possible X-ray images optimized for the region being examined. Images can be transmitted almost immediately over the hospital network to other workstations, printers, and archived for fast and easy data sharing. Canon DR technology provides speed, efficiency, and a streamlined workflow to meet diverse needs, including support for off-site diagnosis and emergency care.

Other Canon DR systems and solutions on display at AHRA 2008 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 AHRA 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 13 X 19 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™s extensive optical imaging heritage has allowed the company 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 nine 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, the Canon CXDI-40EC flat panel sensors and the Canon CXDI-60G), offering a full range of DR system solutions for various applications.

Canon U.S.A. has installed more than 2,500 DR sensor panels throughout Canada, the United States and Latin America, part of more than 6,900 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, ranked 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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