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Canon U.S.A. Awarded National Contract For Its Digital Radiography Solutions By Consorta, Inc.


Leading Healthcare Resource Management and Group Purchasing Organization Selects Canon DR Technology for Use By Its Healthcare Facilities Nationwide

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 25, 2006 – Canon U.S.A, Inc., today announced that its Medical Systems Division has been awarded a contract from Consorta, Inc., to make Canon digital radiography (DR) solutions available to Consorta member facilities nationwide.

As part of the Agreement, Consorta will offer the Canon CXDI-31 and CXDI-50G portable DR flat panel sensors and CXDI-40EG general DR flat panel sensor for digital upgrades to members’ existing AMX-4 and Rad Room analog systems. Headquartered in Schaumberg, Ill., Consorta is a leading healthcare resource management and group purchasing organization with more than 2,400 care units across the country.

Optical and Imaging Heritage of Canon
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. With its solid heritage and expertise as a foundation, Canon continues to develop and deliver medical imaging solutions that will leverage its innovative technologies.

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

Canon delivered the industry’s first portable DR system – the Canon CXDI-31 DR system – in 2001. Its full size, portable DR system – the Canon CXDI-50G DR system – is a lightweight, large imaging area (14-inch x 17-inch) DR system that was honored with a 2005 Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) from the Industrial Designers Society of America and BusinessWeek Magazine.

Canon Medical Systems has installed more than 950 DR sensor panels throughout Canada, the United States and Latin America, part of more than 2,900 DR systems that have been installed worldwide by the Canon family of companies.

About Consorta, Inc.
Consorta, based in suburban Chicago, is a leading healthcare resource management and group purchasing organization whose shareholders are faith-based or non-profit health systems. Consorta’s 13 shareholder healthcare systems represent 60 percent of all Catholic hospitals in the United States, and are among the leading integrators of non-profit healthcare in America. Consorta’s membership now encompasses more than 2,400 care sites representing 78,000 patient care beds. This includes more than 500 acute and over 300 extended care facilities throughout the country. For more information, visit

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 second overall in the U.S. in 2005, with global revenues of $31.8 billion. For more information,


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