Lake Success, N.Y., December 31, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has appointed Chris Duca President of Virtual Imaging, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. Through Virtual Imaging's system integration capabilities, Canon U.S.A.'s Medical Systems Division delivers a full-range of complete medical X-ray imaging and healthcare system solutions. Virtual Imaging operations are based in Deerfield Beach, Fl.
"Chris has been instrumental in helping develop Virtual Imaging into a leading provider of diagnostic imaging solutions and a well-respected medical systems integrator," said Tsuneo Imai, senior director and general manager of Canon U.S.A.'s Medical Systems Division. "I look forward to continuing to work with Chris as we enhance our capability to offer a high-quality, comprehensive line of cost-effective medical imaging solutions and services that can help improve a healthcare provider's workflow and patient throughput."
Duca began his career in the medial imaging field in 1984 and has focused on CT and MRI development and service. He established Integrated Technologies in 1993 and was appointed Vice President and COO of Virtual Imaging when the two companies merged in 2005. Prior to Integrated Technologies, Duca worked for several years as part of a management team that re-organized management structure and auditing processes for companies.
Duca will continue to be based in Deerfield Beach, Fl, and will report to Imai. He succeeds Tim Martinson, founder of Virtual Imaging, who is retiring from the medical industry after 35 years to spend more time with his family and pursue his numerous hobbies.
"Tim's industry knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit were the driving force in Virtual Imaging's rise to prominence in the industry," noted Imai. "We wish him all the best in the future."
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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office