Canon U.S.A. Acquires Virtual Imaging

Expanding its capabilities to deliver complete medical imaging and healthcare solutions, Canon U.S.A., a provider in digital imaging, announced the company acquired Virtual Imaging. Established in 1995, the Florida-based Virtual Imaging is a provider of diagnostic imaging solutions and a medical systems integrator. With more than 100 employees, including a national sales and service organization, Virtual Imaging serves large complex hospital organizations, imaging centers and private physician offices, and is the national distributor of Canon's award-winning Digital Radiography (DR) Systems.

"Canon and Virtual Imaging have had a long-standing relationship that has benefited both companies over the years. This acquisition will position Canon well for future growth in the medical imaging and healthcare marketplace,” said Joe Adachi, President and CEO, Canon U.S.A. “Having Virtual Imaging join the Canon family will allow us to better offer a comprehensive line of cost-effective Canon certified medical imaging solutions and services that can be fully integrated into an organization's workflow and improve patient throughput.”

"This is a really exciting time to be involved with Canon in the medical imaging market,” said Tim Martinson, President of Virtual Imaging, who will continue to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization, and report directly to Adachi. “Canon has distinguished itself in the marketplace as a DR innovator, and we expect the company to continue to be a leader with its future products and innovations.”

Canon's extensive optical imaging heritage has allowed the company 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, a division of Canon U.S.A., has introduced nine generations of flat panel sensors, offering a full range of DR system solutions for various applications.

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