LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 22, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has surpassed its 16,000th digital radiography (DR) system production mark, worldwide. The accomplishment was reached over a period of 14 years, beginning with the launch of the Canon CXDI-11 DR system in December 1997. Canon was the first in the industry to deliver a portable DR system, the CXDI-31 DR system, launched in 2001.
"Utilizing its renowned expertise in optical technologies and imaging has allowed Canon Inc. to reach this exciting milestone, the production of over 16,000 DR systems," said Tsuneo Imai, director and general manager, Medical Systems Division, Canon U.S.A. "Canon Digital Radiography systems continue Canon's legacy of delivering impressive image quality and select Canon Digital Radiography systems result in low-dose radiation exposure to the patient."
Committed to medical imaging since 1997, Canon has introduced several generations of flat panel detectors that offer a full range of DR system solutions for various applications. The flexibility of Canon DR solutions allows for either upgrading existing equipment with Canon DR technology or including Canon DR systems as part of a completely new system.
The current line of Canon flat panel digital radiography detectors includes:
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With more than $45 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks fourth overall in patent holdings in the U.S. in 2010†, and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2011. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels 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.
† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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