Hamilton to install Canon digital
IRVINE, CALIF. – Canon Medical Systems, through its dealer Horizon
Medical Services, Ltd. of Mississauga, Ont., has received a multi-system
order to install Canon digital radiography (DR) systems in the general
x-ray rooms at Hamilton Health Sciences, the second largest hospital in
the province of Ontario.
As part of the agreement, Horizon Medical Services, Ltd. will expand
Hamilton Health Sciences’ use of DR by retro-fitting and installing two
Canon DR systems on new and existing equipment. This will bring the
total number of rooms within Hamilton Health Sciences facilities using
Canon DR technology to six. Hamilton Health Sciences is the first
hospital in Canada to install Canon DR systems.
“We are impressed with both the flexibility and reliability of the Canon
technology,” said Pat Skrtich, director of diagnostic imaging at
Hamilton Health Sciences. “By using a combination of fixed and mobile DR
plates, we can achieve ultimate productivity in our PACS environment and
eliminate the need to mix technologies. This initiative is part of our
ongoing focus to improve efficiencies and enhance care and service for
Hamilton Health Sciences is a family of five hospitals and a cancer
center, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and central
west Ontario. An academic teaching hospital with more than 1,000 beds,
Hamilton Health Sciences is the second largest hospital in the province
and the regional center for services for cardiac, trauma, burns, stroke,
neurosurgery, pediatrics, digestive diseases, high-risk obstetrics,
cancer, orthopedics and rehabilitation.
Since 1997, Canon Medical Systems, a division of Canon U.S.A., Inc., has
introduced five generations of flat panel sensors (Canon CXDI-11, Canon
CXDI-22, Canon CXDI-31, Canon CXDI-40G and Canon CXDI-50G), offering a
full range of DR system solutions for multiple applications, such as
general, ICU, trauma and bedside.
Canon DR systems help to reduce exam times, increase patient throughput
and contribute to substantial cost and labor savings. These flat panel
digital sensors use Canon Amorphous Silicon (a-SI) technology, helping
to provide high image quality and consistent image output. Canon Medical
Systems has more than 650 DR sensor panels installed throughout Canada,
the United States and Latin America.
In addition, the Canon CXDI-50G portable DR system recently received an
Industrial Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society
of America and BusinessWeek Magazine for its innovative design and for
expanding the range of radiographic exams that can be completed using DR
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune’s
Most Admired Companies in America and is rated #35 on the BusinessWeek
list of “Top 100 Brands.” Its parent company Canon Inc. is a top patent
holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2004, with
global revenues of $33.3 billion. For more information, visit