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Canon U.S.A. and Virtual Imaging Inc., a Canon U.S.A. subsidiary, Sign Agreement with HealthTrust to Provide Portfolio of Digital Radiography Solutions


MELVILLE, N.Y., March 12, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc. a leader in digital imaging solutions, and Virtual Imaging, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced today they have been selected by HealthTrust as a provider of RadPRO1 Digital Mobile X-ray Systems, Radiographic Rooms, Radiographic Room Upgrades and Dynamic Digital Radiography and Fluoroscopy Systems equipped with Canon digital radiographic detectors for the nearly 1,400 acute care facilities that are part of the HealthTrust membership.

With the selection of Canon U.S.A., Inc. and Virtual Imaging, Inc., HealthTrust can now offer its members RadPRO digital radiography systems that provide easy capture of high-quality diagnostic images for routine diagnosis and/or challenging trauma, while providing flexibility for in-patient positioning, and helping to improve workflow and throughput. Canon U.S.A., Inc. and Virtual Imaging, Inc. will serve as one of HealthTrust's providers of digital radiographic solutions designed to assist its hospital providers in the management of their day-to-day operations of radiology departments, imaging centers, free standing clinics and physician's offices.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2013† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2014. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. 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/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

About Virtual Imaging, Inc.

Virtual Imaging, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. Combining unmatched experience, extensive resources and broad business functions, Virtual Imaging collaborates with large complex hospital, imaging centers, private physician offices and government organizations to support them in becoming efficient, high-performance healthcare providers and professionals with the latest in digital radiography technology. We assist in the forward advancement of our clients, from strategic planning to day-to-day operations, with our commitment to providing products and services for diagnostic equipment, imaging solutions, and digital flat panel technology. Learn more at www.virtualimaging-fl.com or www.usa.canon.com/dr.

About HealthTrust

HealthTrust (legally known as HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P.) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total cost management solutions, including supply chain solutions and a contract and service portfolio unparalleled in quality, scope and value. HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com) serves nearly 1,400 acute care facilities, 800 ambulatory surgery centers and members in more than 10,600 other locations, including physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., HealthTrust is closely integrated with the proven capabilities of Parallon (www.parallon.com), a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services, including revenue cycle management, workforce and technology solutions.

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

1 RadPRO digital radiography systems are sold by Virtual Imaging, Inc. and its authorized dealers.

RadPRO is a registered trademark of Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon U.S.A., Inc. company, in the United States. . All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.