Canon Medical recently took its highly successful low dose road show over to Northern Ireland, where it was held over two consecutive days at Mossley Mill in Newtownabbey. A total of twenty-nine radiographers attended across the two days, the events being free for Canon customers, with the level of experience varying from a month to over thirty years.   Delegates all enjoyed the programme and are looking forward to further events in Northern Ireland.


The aims of the event were to build on the success of the low dose road shows previously run by the Canon Medical UK CT applications team. Northern Ireland is a new part of Canon Medical UK’s business, and educational events have previously not been held there for Canon users. These events are a useful tool for customers to understand how the systems function, as well as informing delegates about Canon equipment, introduce more detail as to how it works, and also to provide a practical demonstration of the software in action. The emphasis is on how the technologies influence image quality and dose, providing information to assist delegates in optimising their equipment in the clinical environment.


New Canon technologies were also discussed in relation to enhanced image quality and low doses, including SEMAR, SURESubtraction, FIRST and other Canon unique software. Low dose Cardiac CT was also covered, looking at the challenges presented in cardiac CT and how they can be overcome.


The final presentation, “What is displayed”, looked at how dose is measured, how effective dose is calculated and what dose information should be displayed on the scanners.


Comments on the two days ranged from “Presentations were excellent; lecturers were obviously well-educated and confident in the field”, to “Very beneficial event – extremely well organised. It was very helpful to get CT radiography staff thinking about their scanner/operator techniques, rather than just rolling through the motions.  Many thanks!” 


Shown here: Group photo of delegates and speakers

Canon Medical  has a carbon-zero project in place.  We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, 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