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The Latest Version of imageSPECTRUM Image Management Software Can Help Provide Clarity with Opacity Suppression Feature

New Filter Contained in Software can Mitigate Opacities in Retinal Images

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 20, 2016 – Recognizing the need for clearer images to help treat patients, Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that the latest version of its imageSPECTRUM Image Management software (version 5.1) contains a new opacity suppression feature, a selectable filter tool that subdues the effects of cataracts and other ocular opacities in an image to help correct blur and enhance the clarity of blood vessels. Without this feature, images with ocular opacities made it difficult for eye care professionals to take a clear image of the eye, allowing ailments to potentially go unnoticed. Using the opacity suppression filter, images that were previously rejected can now provide vital clinical information without the use of additional tools.

“Canon U.S.A. recognizes the importance of image quality, especially when those images are used to help identify disease and disorders,” said Tsuneo Imai, vice president and general manager, Healthcare Solutions Division, Business Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. and president, Virtual Imaging, Inc. “The human eye can show the signs of illnesses that affect the entire body but sometimes these signs can be clouded by cataracts and other ailments. The opacity suppression feature contained in the latest version of imageSPECTRUM software can help provide eye care professionals with clear pictures of the patient’s eye.”

imageSPECTRUM Image Management software1 is an intuitive software solution offering image management and portability to help improve workflow. With imageSPECTRUM Image Management Software, eye care professionals using Windows® 7 can perform retinal screenings then quickly transmit the images to doctors' offices thousands of miles away, both domestic and abroad2, to assist in making a diagnosis.

For more information about Canon eye care products and solutions, please visit http://www.usa.canon.com.

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 to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. 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. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. 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.

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

1 Requires Windows® 7 operating system. Windows is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

2 Requires internet access and imageSPECTRUM Image Management software to both send and receive data.