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Eastern Florida State College Chooses RadPRO® Equipment to Provide Critical Hands-On Training to Radiography Students

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 15, 2017 – Virtual Imaging, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is proud to announce that Eastern Florida State College has selected the RadPRO1® URS Universal Radiography System and the RadPRO ELITE XM Overhead/Ceiling Mounted Digital Radiography System, each equipped with a Canon CXDI Wireless Detector, for its educational needs at its new Health Sciences Institute on its Melbourne campus. Hands-on learning is a valuable tool that can simulate clinical environments and help radiography students develop the proper skill and technique to operate radiography equipment that may otherwise not be gained from a classroom environment alone.

The Radiography Program at Eastern Florida State College trains students for careers as technologists in diagnostic radiography, and requires robust and reliable imaging solutions to train its students to perform the technical procedures required to produce X-ray studies for the diagnosis of disease and injury. With many of its radiography students familiar with RadPRO digital radiography systems used at local hospitals, the college chose the RadPRO URS Universal Radiography System and RadPRO ELITE XM Overhead/Ceiling Mounted Digital Radiography Systems to provide its students with hands-on training to instill and refine key skills such as patient positioning.

“One mission of the Radiography Program at Eastern Florida State College is to meet the needs of the students by offering quality instruction using theory and performance-based instruction, which will enable the student to graduate with the necessary skills to succeed as a radiographer. Accordingly, in introducing our new educational facility, it was important that we chose radiography systems that were not only trusted by local healthcare organizations, but were also very reliable, high-quality digital radiography systems that could help our educators provide students with quality instruction,” said Sandra Lanza, Radiography Program Clinical Coordinator, Eastern Florida State College.

“Experiential learning can assist students in preparing for real-world circumstances, helping to position them for success in clinical environments. We are proud that Eastern Florida State College chose to purchase two RadPRO radiographic solutions to enrich the training of radiology students,” said Tsuneo Imai, vice president and general manager, Healthcare Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. and president, Virtual Imaging, Inc.

RadPRO URS Universal Radiography System

The RadPRO URS Universal Radiography System offers features for fast, simple patient positioning.  The system’s U-arm design maintains constant alignment between the X-ray tube and image receptor, regardless of tilt position or image receptor angle. Designed for use in all general radiology applications, its superb flexibility makes it easy and cost-effective to install and use without compromising imaging capability.

RadPRO ELITE XM Overhead/Ceiling Mounted Digital Radiography System

Designed for optimal radiographic results, this modern, multi-purpose overhead mounted digital radiography system can help technicians perform exams with confidence. The RadPRO ELITE System helps achieve easy, efficient exams needed by today’s high-volume hospital imaging departments. Equipped with a high-frequency generator, elevating four-way float table, chest unit, and overhead X-ray support, it provides precision positioning with speed and effortless movements.

For more information about radiography solutions from Canon and 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. Virtual Imaging assists in the forward advancement of its clients, from strategic planning to day-to-day operations, with 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 certain 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 markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted 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 in the United States. 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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Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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

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

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