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Canon U.S.A. Showcases The Cr-1 Non-Mydriatic Digital Retinal Camera At Vision Expo West


Canon CR-1 Delivers High-Resolution Images and an Ergonomic Design for Ophthalmic Professionals

Las Vegas – At Vision Expo West, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its CR-1 Non-Mydriatic Digital Retinal Camera and its complete line of total digital imaging and workflow management solutions for eyecare professionals, in booth #MS6063 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas (October 3-5, 2008).

Featuring a redesigned optical system that achieves extremely detailed, high-resolution diagnostic images of the retina, the Canon CR-1 Digital Retinal Camera enables a full 45-degree view angle to help the eyecare professional detect and monitor ocular conditions. When attached to a Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Camera (sold separately), which provides up to 10.1 million pixel resolution, the CR-1 Non-Mydriatic Digital Retinal Camera is capable of delivering clear and detailed diagnostic images for virtually immediate review.

“Canon continuously strives to provide ophthalmologists with the latest digital imaging technology”, said Tsuneo Imai, senior director and general manager, Medical Systems Division, Canon U.S.A. “At Vision Expo West, ophthalmic professionals will see how Canon can help them provide quality care to their patients, as well as to help efficiently operate their practices.”

The CR-1 integrates advanced specifications into an ergonomic unit, all of which have been designed for improved ease of use and comfort in a streamlined form. One-hand joystick operation and an illuminated operation panel enable easy one-handed operation in darkened rooms, while a shorter working distance allows closer interaction with the patient and easy access to the patient’s eyes.

The CR-1 system, when combined with the optional Canon imageSPECTRUM Version 3.0 software, facilitates comprehensive study management and image capture control at the operator’s finger tips through a simple graphical interface. This enhanced PC-based software package allows for quick, easy input and access to information and images. imageSPECTRUM Version 3.0 features Multi-image Compare, which allows the comparison of up to eight images simultaneously. The DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine) Standard-compliant interface facilitates easy integration with select DICOM* modalities and allows connection to a variety of local- and wide-area network configurations.

The Canon CR-1 Digital Retinal Camera and imageSPECTRUM Version 3.0 software are now available through Canon authorized dealers.

Integrating Digital Imaging Technology and Workflow Management for the Ophthalmic World
Canon offers and markets a full line of digital imaging solutions for the ophthalmic world, including Non-Mydriatic and Mydriatic Retinal cameras, and full auto-tonometer and full auto-ref keratometers, all of which will be on display at the show. In addition to the CR-1, the Canon product line includes:

# RK-F1 Full Auto Ref-Keratometer – The RK-F1 Keratometer from Canon, inventor of the first Auto Ref-Keratometer, allows for extremely easy operation with full automatic alignment for refractometry and keratometry.

# TX-F Full Auto Tonometer – Using innovative Canon Full Automatic technology and its 3D tracking system, the TX-F Tonometer allows doctors to perform simple eye exams efficiently and reliably.

# Printing and Projector Solutions – In addition to its eyecare digital imaging and workflow management solutions, Canon will demonstrate its printing and projection solutions. Canon high-speed photo printers boast high-resolution, fast photo printing speeds and individual ink tanks to deliver professional performance ideal for printing retinal images for review. The flagship Canon REALiS SX7 projector with the brilliance and sharpness of LCOS technology, 4,000 ANSI lumens brightness and 1.7X Ultra-Wide Powered Zoom Lens with Autofocus, delivers exceptional image quality and color reproduction.

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About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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† IFI Patent Intelligence Press Release, January 2008
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* Contact Canon Medical Systems for a list of validated devices.


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