News | April 02, 2009

Canon Acquires Virtual Imaging, Positions for Growth in Imaging Market

April 2, 2009 – Expanding its capabilities to deliver complete medical imaging and healthcare solutions, Canon U.S.A. Inc. today announced that the company has acquired Virtual Imaging Inc., of Deerfield Beach, FL, as Canon positions itself for growth in the medical imaging and healthcare marketplace.

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 chief executive officer, 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.”

“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,” said Tim Martinson, president of Virtual Imaging, who will continue to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization, and report directly to Mr. Adachi.

For more information: www.usa.canon.com

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