Canon launches latest Digital Radiography innovations at ECR 2011





Hospital & Healthcare Management/ Press Release/ LONDON, February 24, 2011 – Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions will launch new versions of its CXDI-401G COMPACT, CXDI-401C COMPACT, CXDI-401G and CXDI-401C flat panel detectors at ECR 2011, Europe’s leading radiology congress. This complete range of versatile detectors has an improved resolution of 125 microns and an increased level of sensitivity to deliver higher image quality with lower doses of radiation.

This event will also showcase Canon’s first total modality, the Mobile C-Arm. Canon’s High End Mobile C-arm is an essential and revolutionary tool for cardiovascular imaging, general fluoroscopy and interventional procedures. Equipped with the high performance CSX Detector, the Mobile C-arm can capture high-resolution images and perform fluoroscopy with the lowest dose.

In addition to the high image quality, the Mobile C-Arm is designed to optimise usability and its flexible floating mechanism makes it easier to manoeuvre and position. The C-Arm of the unit makes it easier to conduct minute adjustments without having to move the whole unit, while the wide angle allows for a broader coverage of the patients body during intervention and general fluoroscopy.

As well as launching the new flat panel detectors and showcasing the Mobile C-Arm, Canon will also unveil its latest compact digital radiography system, the CXDI-80C Wireless flat panel detector. The CXDI-80C Wireless is a compact detector for increased operability and freedom in diagnostic exams. It combines flexibility, high image quality and high sensitivity and is the choice for wireless radiography in a convenient package.

Yoshiyuki Masuko, Senior Director, Medical Systems Division, Canon Europe says: ‚Canon imaging technology is continually evolving in order to keep up with the ever changing and complex needs of the medical profession. ECR 2011 will see Canon showcase many of its most innovative and flexible radiography systems which are designed to have a positive impact on the lives of both medical practitioners and patients‛.

ECR 2011 will take place in Vienna, 4-7 March 2011. Canon will be located at EXPO A, booth 105.

About Canon Medical Systems

Canon has been an innovator in Medical applications for 70 years. Since 1940, (when Canon’s first medical application was introduced – an innovative X-Ray application for tuberculoses screening), Canon has delivered lot’s of world’s first in the area of radiography and eye care. Today Canon’s extensive line of digital radiography systems and eye care diagnostic equipment is used in areas of hospital environment, medical and screening centres as well as a wide range of terrains with portable needs. Canon is continuously working on enhancing patient care, image quality, portability, flexibility and workflow.

For further information about Canon Medical Systems, and details of local distributors please visit: www.canon-europe.com/medical

About Canon Europe

Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 116 countries and employing over 11,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Founded in 1937 with the specific goal of making the best quality camera available to customers, Canon’s tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions. Its solutions comprise products, ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value added services.

Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the richest and most innovative products and services to satisfy customers’ creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realise their own passion for image.

Canon believes that considering the interests of society and the environment is an integral part of good business practice. This is embodied in its corporate philosophy Kyosei – ‘To live and work together for the common good’.

Further information about Canon Europe is available at:

www.canon-europe.com

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