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Canon CXDI Digital Detectors And Virtual Imaging RadPRO Products Receive Certification And Accreditation From U.S. Department Of The Air Force

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 18, 2013  – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its complete current CXDI lineup of digital radiology systems as well as the Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon U.S.A Company, RadPRO1 lineup have received Air Force (AF) information assurance certification. AF Certification and Accreditation (C&A) marks a significant breakthrough for Canon and its subsidiary, Virtual Imaging, as they are the first companies in the digital radiology marketplace to receive this certification and accreditation on their complete portfolio of direct capture radiology systems. This certification validates that the security features of the Canon CXDI Digital Detectors and Virtual Imaging's RadPRO digital radiology systems meet the stringent security requirements of the Air Force.

"In today's healthcare environment the lines are blurred between medical devices and information systems, and Information Assurance requirements have been put in place to keep the Air Force's network secure, ensure patient data is properly managed, and protect medical devices from cyberattacks," said Lieutenant Colonel Erich Murrell, Chief Information Security Officer for Medical Devices and Director of the Medical Device Information Security Program Office. "While this is a growing issue in all industries, the Air Force's rigorous guidelines and testing of devices such as Canon's suite of digital detectors and Virtual Imaging's RadPRO radiology systems help us prevent security breaches so that the Air Force Medical Service Team can rest assured their radiological devices are secure, reliable and, most importantly, saving lives."

The AF conducted an extensive certification and accreditation process of the current CXDI digital detectors and RadPRO devices, including a detailed review of the product design, configuration, workflow, FDA clearance (where required), and maintenance plans, as well as a full risk assessment of system scans and documentation. This analysis and testing led to the granting of Air Force Certification and Accreditation for the Canon digital radiography detectors and RadPRO lineup.

"This is a huge milestone for Canon and Virtual Imaging as it is a testament to the ongoing emphasis we place on information security features in our healthcare technologies. The current Canon CXDI digital detectors and RadPRO systems have met all of the United States Air Force's Information Assurance requirements, allowing any AF medical treatment facility to use these devices," said Chris Duca, president of Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon U.S.A. company.

The AFCAP Certified and Accredited Canon CXDI digital detectors and RadPRO systems can be purchased and installed and utilized at any of the AFMS medical facilities. Currently, the AFMS uses Canon products at many deployed and fixed facilities throughout the world.

For more information about radiology solutions from Canon and Virtual Imaging, visit www.usa.canon.com/dr.

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 $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, 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 ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two 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.

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.


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

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1 All products sold under the RadPRO brand are products of Virtual Imaging, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc.