Breakthrough innovations in the manufacturing process of CT detectors have resulted in the PUREViSION detector, a detector with 40% more light output than other detectors redefining the standard for low dose imaging. As patient safety should not depend on the hospital size or available scanners Canon has implemented the PUREViSION detector in the complete AquilionTM series, from the Premium Tier Aquilion ONETM /ViSION Edition down to the Low Tier Aquilion /Lightning.

Each PUREViSION detector is cut with precision micro-blade technology from a solid ingot to guarantee the maximum surface area for X-ray absorption. The detector elements are separated with an accuracy of just a few microns and optically isolated by highly reflective material to ensure excellent light transmission through the scintillator. Furthermore the integrated DAS board has been optimized resulting in by up to 28% reduction in electronic noise producing a purer image. With the PUREViSION detector less radiation exposure is needed to achieve superb image quality.

In addition to the PUREViSION detector all Canon Aquilion scanners have AIDR 3D (Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction) integrated, which lowers exposure dose levels and improves image quality. By combining the PUREViSION detector and AIDR 3D the lowest possible radiation dose can be achieved for every patient.

Using low kVp permits a reduction in the volume of contrast medium needed to achieve images of diagnostic quality. PUREViSION enables physicians to not only lower the radiation dose but also to lower kVp and a considerable reduction in usage of contrast media. While a reduction in radiation and contrast media results in safer patient imaging, the use of less contrast media itself can contribute to a cost reduction for the hospital.

By incorporating the PUREViSION detector across the entire Aquilion CT product range, Canon confirms again that superb diagnostic performance and highest levels of patient safety always go together and should never be an option.

With the introduction of 0.5 mm detector technology in 1999 and the world’s first 16 cm wide-area 320-row detector in 2007 Canon became the leading innovator in CT. With the introduction of the PUREViSION detector Canon sets a new standard in detector efficiency and again proves its technical leadership.

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About Canon Medical Systems
With headquarters in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, Canon Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in Europe. For more information please visit http://hqeu.tmse.nl

Canon Medical Systems Corporation
Canon Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Canon Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Canon Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon. Visit Canon Medical Systems Corporation’s web site at https://global.medical.canon/

About Canon
Canon Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Canon Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Canon promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society lives.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Canon is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).
To find out more about Canon, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

ZOETERMEER, The Netherlands, March 2nd, 2015  Canon Medical Systems Europe today announced that it has signed a European Union-wide reseller agreement with French radiology manufacturer, Apelem, to market Xantara, a remote controlled, digital radiography and fluoroscopy (RF) system developed for Canon Medical Systems Europe.

Xantara features the most advanced medical imaging technology available on a remote controlled table.

The system prioritizes patient comfort during the diagnostic experience, and has the flexibility, versatility and sophistication to meet the complex demands and high standards of today’s medical imaging environment, whilst producing excellent quality diagnostic images.

The table top is height-adjustable and features an innovative and ergonomic control panel, as well as a dynamic flat panel Trixell Pixium RF4343® detector.

Xantara

It is deservedly the most technically superior and cost-effective all-in-one system on the RF market.

Incorporating Xantara into the Canon Medical Systems Europe diagnostic imaging portfolio fortifies the company’s high performing commercial status in the field of diagnostic medical imaging.

René Degros, Business Unit Manager X-Ray Europe explains: “The agreement reached with Apelem-DMS Group will enable us to offer a complete and competitive range of medical imaging systems to our European customers and to strengthen our market position in the RF segment.”

“The great flexible concept of the Apelem product and the related clinical advantages makes this system unique in this market segment,” added Mr. Degros.

Canon has a long held philosophy that promotes the importance of ergonomics and patient benefits through revolutionary system design backed by unique features. Reflecting this, Xantara makes the examination experience as calm and comfortable as possible thanks to combined technology that puts patients at ease during routine exams or special procedures.

Technological features of Xantara include:

Independent movement of the X-ray tube and the selector/detector block brushless motors with absolute encoders for fast and accurate positioning a generator fully integrated into the table’s control panel creating one intuitive, efficient interface.

Integration of an innovative control system that permits monitoring and automatic control of the table and the collimator.

Outstanding patient access modifications that ensure optimal dose reduction mobile detector and wireless functionality.

Xantara

Xantara is suitable for use across a wide range of specialties and procedures including urology, pulmonary, tomography, gynecology, nephrology, arthroscopy, pediatrics, angiography, orthopedics, Accident & Emergency and gastrointestinal medicine.

About Canon Medical Systems Europe
With headquarters in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, Canon Medical Systems Europe (CMSE) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in Europe. For more information, visit the CMSE website at http://toshiba-medical.eu

About Canon Medical Systems Corporation
Canon Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Canon Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Canon Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon. Visit Canon Medical Systems Corporation’s website at https://global.medical.canon

About Canon
Canon is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Canon Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Canon was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 210,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61.7 billion). Visit Canon’s website at http://www.toshiba.co.jp

About APELEM DMS
The DMS Group, which includes the two companies, DMS and APELEM, is one of the French leaders in the conception, manufacturing and distribution of imaging systems dedicated to conventional and digital radiology as well as to bone densitometry. The Group is present in over 140 countries around the globe through a well established distributor’s network as well as subsidiaries and joint ventures. These collaborations add to the international dimension of the quality of the Group’s products and solutions.

The DMS Group’s product range is targeted toward hospitals, clinics, private radiology practices as well as other medical specialists that use diagnostic tools (rheumatologists, orthopedists, gynecologists, etc.)
DMS is quoted on the Paris Stock Exchange: Compartment C on the Paris NYSE Euronext – Code ISIN: FR 0000063224 – Code : DGM

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