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Award-Winning Digital Radiography Solutions From Canon On Display At Rsna 2005 Show In Chicago


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Canon DR Technology Brings High Quality, Cost Effective Medical Imaging Innovation to a Broad Range of Hospital and Clinical Environments

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 23, 2005 — Canon Medical Systems, a division of Canon U.S.A., Inc., will show its full line of digital radiography (DR) products that feature a variety of medical technology innovations designed to bring high quality, cost effective medical imaging to medical professionals at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2005), November 27th — December 2nd.

At the Canon booth (#2335), the Company will display DR systems and solutions including:

Portable DR Solutions — Earlier this year, Canon received Frost & Sullivan’s 2005 Customer Value Enhancement Award in Medical Imaging for successfully bringing innovative, portable, cost effective DR to the market and expanding the adoption of the technology. Canon delivered the industry’s first portable DR system — the Canon CXDI-31 — in 2001. The full size, portable DR system — the Canon CXDI-50G — is a light-weight, large imaging area (14“ x 17”) DR system that was recently honored with a 2005 Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) from the Industrial Designers Society of America and BusinessWeek Magazine. Both portable systems, which will be on display at RSNA 2005, bring affordable DR technology to more applications than ever before, including trauma, orthopedic, ICU and bedside imaging.

General DR Solutions — The Canon CXDI-40G General DR system can capture 17“ x 17” x-ray images from almost any position or angle. This flexible system will be featured in a universal stand and radiographic suite configuration at the show.

Canon DR Image Viewer Software — This economical and fully-scalable solution provides the user with pixel-to-pixel display of individual or multiple high-resolution Canon DR images. Ideal for orthopedic clinics, the Canon DR Image Viewer features pan, zoom and measurement tools such as cobb angles. In addition, its optional stitching application makes it ideal for scoliosis and long leg imaging.

Canon Mobile Access Station System — The Mobile Access Station is designed and engineered for facilities that have limited network capability, but have the need for a portable digital radiography solution. Canon’s Mobile Access Station helps improve workflow of patient data transfer on portable digital x-ray units and to help meet productivity demands of trauma, ICU and bedside care.

“Canon has a strong optical and imaging heritage. This heritage has allowed Canon to make a significant mark in the medical imaging market, particularly when it comes to high-quality, affordable DR solutions and innovations,” said Tsuneo Imai, director and general manager, Canon Medical Systems. “With our solid heritage and expertise as a foundation, we are going to continue to develop and deliver medical imaging solutions that will set the standard for industry innovation for years to come.”

Since 1997, Canon Medical Systems has introduced five generations of flat panel sensors (Canon CXDI-11, Canon CXDI-22, Canon CXDI-31, Canon CXDI-40G and Canon CXDI-50G), offering a full range of DR system solutions for various applications.

Canon DR systems help to reduce exam times, increase patient throughput and contribute to substantial cost and labor savings. These flat panel digital sensors use Canon Amorphous Silicon (a-SI) technology, helping to provide high image quality and consistent image output. Canon Medical Systems has more than 800 DR sensor panels installed throughout Canada, the United States and Latin America, part of more than 2,500 DR systems that have been installed worldwide by the Canon family of companies.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies in America and is rated #35 on the BusinessWeek list of “Top 100 Brands.” Its parent company Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2004, with global revenues of $33.3 billion. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.

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