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Otawara, Tochigi, Jan. 30, 2017 – Canon Medical Systems Corporation (Canon Medical; headquarters: Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; President: Toshio Takiguchi) has decided on a new company name, “Canon Medical Systems Corporation”. The new company name will be officially introduced around the beginning of 2018 after regulatory procedures with the pharmaceutical and medical equipment authorities of each country regarding the name change are completed.

Canon Medical was established with capital provided by Tokyo Denki (Tokyo Electric Company, one of the companies that merged to form Canon Corporation) in 1930, and expanded its business globally, focusing on diagnostic imaging systems including X-ray, CT, MRI, and ultrasound. Canon Medical has the No. 1 market share in Japan and provides high-quality, reliable medical equipment and services to over 140 countries worldwide.

Canon Medical became independent of the Canon Group in March 2016, and decided to change the company name after officially becoming a subsidiary of Canon Inc. in December 2016.

As in the past, Canon Medical will continue to strengthen and expand the healthcare business, which is strategically important to Canon. Canon Medical will remain committed to contributing to healthcare worldwide under its management slogan “Made for Life”, while aiming to expand and achieve continued growth.

Canon’s Aquilion ONE Vision Edition CT scanner has been installed at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, Cornwall. The opening ceremony coincided with the hospital’s 50th birthday, highlighting the technological changes since the hospital opened, such as sub 1mSV cardiac imaging.


Emma Spouse, Imaging Lead, says, “Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust was impressed with the quality of the installation project of the new Canon Aquilion CT scanner on site. This was a difficult project requiring operational service continuity in the shared back-to-back control room, with equipment delivery into the department down a steep bank. Canon kept to time within a very tight project schedule, which was planned in meticulous detail. The applications training was of a high standard and the radiographic CT team was well supported through the challenges of different CT equipment and the associated software platform variations.   Despite being based at the tip of the South West, on-going system support has also been of a high standard with our local Canon engineer providing almost in-house level support.”


The Aquilion ONE Vision Edition CT scanner with its wide range of clinical imaging tools, delivers advanced performance, fast workflow, ultra helical scanning, ultra -low doses with high quality imaging and ease of use. With a 16cm wide detector for volumetric scanning of heart, organs and joints in a single rotation, and 4D dynamic acquisitions for moving joints and whole organ perfusion.


The system comes as standard with a 300kg weight limit bariatric couch. Conventionally a CT has in-out table movement, but with Canon’s unique option, Tech Assist Lateral Slide” which is lateral couch movement of 42mm to the left or right, this ensures patient safety and comfort, moving the patient at the touch of a button to the correct position. Lateral couch movement ensures that once the patient is on the couch, you can achieve perfect positioning optimising dose and image quality. With “no push and no pull”, this option reduces manual handling, and is ideal for ITU patients, unstable, trauma and bariatric patients.



Shown here (left to right) Jackie Knox, Radiography Service Lead (in the scanner bore); Gemima Savage, CT Team Lead; Duncan Mitchell, CT Radiographer; Megan Newberry, Account Manager,  and Mark Condron, CT Clinical Development Specialist,  both of Canon Medical Systems; Tara Maher, CT Radiographer, and Emma Spouse, Imaging Lead


Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.   We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping and delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows:

CT equates to 12 stoves and 48,365 litres of water