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AHRA Attendees Invited to Get Firsthand Look at Canon and Virtual Imaging Digital Radiography Systems


MELVILLE, N.Y., July 19, 2018 – Joining medical imaging professionals from across the country, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, and Virtual Imaging, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., will display their portfolio of digital radiography (DR) systems at this year’s AHRA annual meeting and exposition, hosted by the Association for Medical Imaging Management. This year’s event will take place at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center in Orlando, Florida from Sunday, July 22 to Wednesday, July 25. Guests at AHRA who are interested in learning more about products from both Canon and Virtual Imaging are encouraged to visit booth #207.

“As in years past, the 2018 AHRA annual meeting provides Canon and Virtual Imaging with a valuable opportunity to showcase our celebrated medical imaging equipment in front of professionals from across the healthcare industry,” said Tsuneo Imai, vice president and general manager, Healthcare Solutions Division, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. and president, Virtual Imaging, Inc. “Canon Inc.’s role in this market continues to be a valuable part of Canon U.S.A. and Virtual Imaging’s forward-thinking approach and we are always delighted to afford guests the opportunity to experience what Canon U.S.A. and Virtual Imaging have to offer to help bolster their diagnostic imaging technology capabilities.”

Within the Canon and Virtual Imaging booth, visitors will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of offerings from each company designed to meet challenges experienced in medical imaging.

High-Quality Imaging and User-Friendly Design

Last year, Canon U.S.A. celebrated that its parent company, Canon Inc., surpassed a significant milestone: the sale of 40,000 digital radiography detectors worldwide since 1998. The latest models, the CXDI-710C/810C/410C Wireless Detectors, allow for the delivery of high-resolution images at swift preview times through the use of CXDI Control Software NE. A 2018 recipient of iF Design Awards, these detectors are lightweight1, and their ergonomically sculpted design with rounded corners allows users to grip the device comfortably and aids in positioning for radiographic exams.

Improve Performance, Productivity and Workflow

The RadPRO®2 Mobile 40kW FLEX PLUS Digital X-Ray System features a patented Enhanced Workflow Package, which offers the ability to access hospital HIS/RIS/PACS systems at bedside to expedite turnaround times. The system’s wireless Distributed Antenna System (DAS) can increase wireless range 40 percent over single access point systems. An LED status indicator light assists the end-user in confirming the status of the system while in operation.

Migration to Digital Radiography

Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, the United States congress incentivized the conversion to DR by decreasing Medicare reimbursements for film and CR use. Healthcare facilities that have not already transitioned to DR must find ways to implement DR at a pace that is in line with their budget and business model. Virtual Imaging offers its DR Tablet Solution, which consists of a tablet and choice of a CXDI Wireless Digital Detector and CXDI Control Software NE.3 The auto-detection mode of the detector allows for X-rays to be automatically detected at exposure without the use of a typical generator interface. The tablet’s unique Wi-Fi® capability allows users to acquire images from the detector while previous images are simultaneously sent to PACS.

Image Processing Functionality

At AHRA, Canon U.S.A. will unveil the latest version of CXDI Control Software NE. With CXDI Control Software NE v2.17, users can take advantage of functionality such as:

  • Multi-Touch Support: allows for intuitive touch operations, including zoom, pan and list scrolling
  • Advanced Edge Enhancement: makes it easy to highlight catheters or fine structures suitable for measurement or other applications
  • Multiple Image Processing: enables multiple copies of an image to be created and protocols replaced with a single button click

For more information about radiography solutions from Canon and Virtual Imaging, please visit https://www.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 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 a 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 market 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 $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2017† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2018. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based 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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1 As compared to CXDI-701C Wireless/801C Wireless Detectors. New detector approximate weights: 410C Wireless Detectors (6 lbs), 710C Wireless Detectors (5 lbs) and 810C Wireless Detectors(4 lbs).

2 RadPRO products are sold by Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon company, and its authorized dealers.

3 Manufactured by a third party and sold by Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon company, and its authorized dealers. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.

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