Canon Enhances Digital Radiography Lineup with the New, CXDI-70C Wireless Digital Radiography Detector

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 4 /CNW/ - Canon Canada Inc., introduces the availability of the Company's first wireless detector, the CXDI-70C Wireless Digital Radiography System. Featuring a versatile 35.5-centimetre (14-inch) by 43-centimetre (17-inch) image area, same dimensions ISO 4090 film cassette and cable-free image transfer, the new wireless detector weighs less than 3.6 kilograms (8 pounds) - the lightest wireless detector in industry to date - and provides medical practitioners with greater device portability and extraordinary image quality.

Building upon the success of the Canon CXDI-55G/55C DR Systems in the high-performance DR systems market, the CXDI-70C Wireless Digital Radiography System helps deliver fast, reliable high-resolution images. The CXDI-70C Wireless also incorporates a new Canon-developed glass substrate with a pixel pitch of 125 microns and despite realizing a higher resolution as compared with the Company's current 160-micron pixel pitch DR systems, the new model delivers an increased level of sensitivity. In addition, the unit features a Cesium Iodide (CsI) scintillator, which delivers high-quality images while reducing the X-ray exposure to the patient. The CXDI-70C Wireless DR System is an ideal solution for all radiography systems, including mobile systems.

"Medical professionals can now carry a durable, lightweight standard-size detector without a wire and easily slip it into a table bucky or stand," said Ian Macfarlane, Senior Vice President, Sales & Service Operations of Canon Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon USA. "The Canon CXDI-70C Wireless DR System still has many of the benefits and capabilities as other detectors in the Canon Digital Radiography line including previewing high-resolution images within 3-5 seconds after exposure on the new CXDI Control Software NE."

By eliminating the sensor cable, the newly developed Canon CXDI-70C Wireless also enables handling similar to current film cassette X-ray systems, resulting in effortless usability and portability. With the development of an easy-to-use, portable DR system, care-givers are able to save a significant amount of time during equipment setup versus older machines and spend more time providing quality patient care.

Optical and Imaging Heritage of Canon

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 has introduced fourteen generations of flat panel sensors (the Canon CXDI-11/ Canon CXDI-22, Canon CXDI-31, Canon CXDI-40G, Canon CXDI-50G, Canon CXDI-40C, Canon CXDI-40EG, Canon CXDI-50C, Canon CXDI-40EC flat panel sensors, Canon CXDI-60G, CXDI-40G COMPACT, Canon CXDI-55G, Canon CXDI-55C, Canon CXDI-60C and the Canon CXDI-50RF Dynamic/Static Digital Radiography System), offering a full range of DR system solutions for various applications.

About Canon Canada Inc.

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company employs 1,200 people at its offices nation-wide, servicing the Canadian market from coast to coast. Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential ingredients in Canon's success. Canon's leadership in imaging, optical and document management technology and solutions is based in large part on the thousands of patents the company has secured throughout its history. Canon Inc. is among the top three US patent recipients.

The company's comprehensive product line includes networked multifunction devices; digital copiers (colour and black and white); printers, scanners, image filing systems and facsimile machines; calculators, digital camcorders, digital and analogue cameras and lenses; semiconductor, broadcast and other specialized industrial products.

Canon supports programs that help preserve and protect the environment. The company instituted the Clean Earth Campaign in 1990, which assists various environmental and recycling initiatives. The Campaign has also supported leading environmental organizations, such as World Wildlife Fund - Canada and the Canon Envirothon.

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The CXDI-70C has received Health Canada licensing.

† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Availability and specifications subject to change without notice.

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SOURCE Canon Canada

For further information:

Wayne Doyle
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Canon Canada Inc.
Tel: (905) 565-4598

Andrea Brasset
On behalf of Canon Canada Inc.
Tel: (613) 688-1192

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