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Virtual Imaging Inc., A Canon Company, Awarded Contract With VIZIENT Inc. for Digital Radiography X-Ray Equipment

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 11, 2016 – As of October 1, Virtual Imaging Inc., a Canon company, has been awarded a supplier agreement with Vizient Inc. (“Vizient”). Vizient is the largest member-owned healthcare company in the country, representing approximately $100 billion in annual healthcare purchasing*. Becoming an approved Vizient supplier grants Virtual Imaging the opportunity to sell its digital radiography equipment at negotiated pricing to Vizient’s members, including academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute healthcare providers that access the Vizient contract portfolio.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to serve the Vizient membership as they continue to transition to DR solutions,” said Tsuneo Imai, vice president, Healthcare Solutions Division, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. and president Virtual Imaging Inc. “With nearly 20 years of experience providing Canon digital radiographic detectors to the U.S. market, and a full portfolio of RadPRO®1 radiographic solutions, we are excited to share our story and technologies with the Vizient members.”

Virtual Imaging’s contract award with Vizient represents another significant milestone for the Canon company. In 1998, Canon Inc. launched the CXDI-11 digital radiography system, the world's first digital radiography system which featured a proprietary-developed X-ray image sensor. Canon Inc. then introduced the world’s first portable digital radiography detector, and has led the industry with many of the industry’s advanced features and technology “firsts” ever since continually expanding its lineup of related products in response to the ever-diversifying demand for X-ray diagnostic solutions.

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

About Virtual Imaging, Inc.

Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon company, combines unmatched experience, extensive resources and broad business functions. Virtual Imaging collaborates with large complex hospitals, 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. In addition to healthcare organizations, Virtual Imaging also provides solutions to the U.S. veterinary sector and to the security industry – a field deployable radiography system for military use and a full-body security screening system to help address the security needs of jails, prisons and other high security environments.


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.

*According to https://www.vizientinc.com

1 RadPRO products are sold by Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon U.S.A. company, and its authorized dealers.

Canon and CXDI are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. in the United States, and may be registered trademarks, or trademarks, in other countries. RadPRO, OMNERA are registered trademarks Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon U.S.A., Inc. company, in the United States and may also be registered trademarks or trademarks in other countries. All other referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

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