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Canon Expands Its Line Of Digital Radiography Offerings With The Introduction Of The Canon CXDI-40EC System


Canon’s New High Sensitivity, Premium DR System Helps Maximize Workflow Efficiency and Effectiveness

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 19, 2006 – Canon U.S.A, Inc., today continues to expand its line of digital radiography (DR) systems with the introduction of the Canon CXDI-40EC DR system, a premium DR system that offers fast, filmless X-ray capture and helps to improve workflow efficiency for diverse radiographic applications.

The new Canon CXDI-40EC DR System, which features the LANMIT 8 (Large Area New-MIS Sensor and TFT), is equipped with a large 17 X 17 inch imaging area for capturing X-ray images large and small without the need to adjust detector orientation. This new DR system consists of a Canon Amorphous Silicon (a-Si) Flat Panel Detector and Cesium Iodide (CsI) scintillator, allowing for extremely effective X-ray absorption and high signal-to-noise performance.

“Backed by Canon’s long and distinguished optical and imaging heritage, the Canon CXDI-40EC system offers maximum image quality, seamless network and workflow integration with DICOM-compliant devices, and superb dose efficiency in a single DR solution,” said Tsuneo Imai, director and general manager, Medical Systems Division, Canon U.S.A. Inc. “The Canon CXDI-40EC provides a variety of configuration options to help fit the exact requirements of a facility or practice, while delivering high-quality images with minimal X-ray exposure to patients, making it ideal for pediatric and orthopedic use, among other applications.”

At the core of the CXDI-40EC DR system is the Canon Amorphous Silicon (a-Si) Flat Panel Detector with Cesium Iodide (CsI) scintillator, which produces clear, high-resolution diagnostic images in 12-bit grayscale (4096 gradations). The highly sensitive detector contains approximately 7.2 million pixels - each pixel only 160 microns wide - and features an expansive dynamic range to capture subtle contrast and fine image detail that may otherwise appear over or underexposed on conventional film.

To enable seamless data transfer to any DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) hard copy output device, or PACS (Picture Archiving Communications Systems) for diagnostic read, archiving, remote viewing and printing of images, the Canon CXDI-40EC comes standard with an Ethernet 10/100 Base T connectivity that offers DICOM 3.0 compatibility.

The system also complies with the IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) standards for interoperability to help ensure easy, effective integration with an organization’s network. For example, the Canon CXDI-40EC can integrate directly with an IHE Scheduled Workflow Profile application. This seamless integration allows for procedure instructions and patient information to pass from the Health Information System/Radiology Information System (HIS/RIS) to the Canon device and return information directly to the HIS/RIS to aid in patient billing and records management.

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 support its status as an industry innovator for years to come.

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

Canon Medical Systems has installed more than 1,200 DR sensor panels throughout Canada, the United States and Latin America, part of more than 3,500 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 second overall in the U.S. in 2005, with global revenues of $31.8 billion. For more information,

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