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Diagnostic imaging

Hitachi signs agreement with Horizon Medical

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Hitachi Medical Systems America (HMSA) announced that it has signed an agreement with Horizon Medical Services Ltd., in Mississauga, Ont., to be their exclusive MRI and CT sales and service representative in Canada.

Hitachi Medical Systems President and CEO, Don Broomfield, said, “This agreement will enable HMSA to continue to expand our North and South American distribution organization. Horizon’s extensive coverage across Canada and excellent service reputation, in addition to their 29 years of experience in X-ray and CT made them a logical choice to represent HMSA.”

Horizon will initially market Hitachi’s 1.5T Echelon system, 1.2T high field Oasis Open system and the 64 slice Scenaria CT system, which will be introduced at the December RSNA meeting in Chicago.” (Scenaria is not yet licensed in accordance with Canadian law.)

According to Larry Riley, Horizon’s President and CEO, “The addition of the Hitachi MRI and CT Product Lines to Horizon’s product portfolio makes us a significant alternative supplier of these modalities to the Canadian Healthcare marketplace.”

Doug Anderson, Horizon’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, added, “We are particularly pleased to represent a world-class organization such as Hitachi and their unique products such as the Oasis High Field Open MRI. These additions further prove our commitment to continuing to bring unique products to Healthcare organizations here in Canada.”

About Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.
Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc. (HMSA) markets advanced diagnostic medical imaging systems of Hitachi Medical Corp., Tokyo, Japan. The company has more than 1,500 MRI systems installed throughout the United States and also markets multi-slice computed tomography and digital ultrasound. For more information on Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc. please visit

About Horizon Medical Services Ltd.
Canadian-owned and operated, Horizon Medical Services specializes in developing comprehensive diagnostic solutions for hospital and clinic environments throughout North America. They market advanced technology for a diverse range of modalities including digital x-ray, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, CT, and MRI applications. In keeping pace with an ever-changing medical field, they offer the advantage of customized, integrated solutions composed of premium equipment and software from multiple vendors. Their customers value them as a trusted, single-source partner. For more information on Horizon, please visit the company’s website at

Posted December 2, 2010