North Manchester General Hospital recently invested in two Canon Medical Systems ultrasound scanners. One of the new systems will be used for antenatal scanning and a second one used in urology studies.

Zoe Mottram, Clinical Lead, says, “We selected the Canon Medical Systems ultrasound machines for their excellent image quality and ease-of-use, particularly in antenatal scanning.   We are familiar Canon Medical Systems equipment as we already have several systems in our department and this helped our staff with training and becoming comfortable with the new equipment. We find the machines robust and reliable, which is backed up by the company’s track record in supplying service, education and applications support.”

The Aplio 500 offers advanced performance that can be relied on day-after-day. Cost-effective, productive and versatile, it provides superior imaging with outstanding depth and detailIt comes with extra functionalities and increased image quality that will allow the users to scan patients in a faster time frame and is also equipped with a wide range of probes for use in scanning women in gynaecology and obstetrics. In addition, Canon Medical Systems’ SMI (Superior Micro-vascular Imaging), which complements colour Doppler techniques in visualising small micro-vasculature. This technology, along with the quick and ‘easy-to-use’ functions of the system enhance the patient experience due to a decrease in scanning times and improved image quality.



Shown left to right, back row, are Sonographers Claire Melia, Danielle Pearson and Esther Phillips, with Paula Connor, Ultrasound Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems

Seated in front, left to right, are Sonographers Lorraine Edwards, Sherrie Akbari and Clinical Lead Zoe Mottram

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

Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water


Canon Medical Systems offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions, including ultrasound, CT, X-ray and MRI, across the globe.   As of December 2016, Canon Medical became a member of the Canon Group. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide so that together our industry-leading solutions deliver an enriched quality of life.