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Canon U.S.A. Medical Systems Division Introduces All Digital Fundus Imaging Camera; System Easily Handles Color Fundus Imaging And Fluorescein Angiography
[October 23, 2004]

Canon U.S.A. Medical Systems Division Introduces All Digital Fundus Imaging Camera; System Easily Handles Color Fundus Imaging And Fluorescein Angiography

IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Oct. 23, 2004 -- The medical systems division of Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), has introduced the Canon CF-60DSi all digital color fundus camera that also supports fluorescein angiography (FA). It provides high image quality, immediate image viewing and DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine) networking capabilities. The CF-60DSi is being introduced today at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting in New Orleans (Canon Booth #1243).

The new Canon CF-60DSi, incorporates the company's fundus camera optics to provide 60-degree field angle coverage to capture a larger area of the retina with each image than can be captured with a 50-degree field angle. The Canon CF-60DSi also offers close-ups to support diagnostic requirements in ophthalmology and software to manage workflow.

"The new all digital fundus camera displays Canon's commitment to advancing medical imaging technology and expanding the scope of digital imaging," said Tsuneo Imai, director and assistant general manager, medical systems division, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "The Canon CF-60DSi provides workflow efficiency with an all digital system solution. As a result, we believe it can better serve today's diverse array of advanced medical applications, such as telemedicine and distributed image storage."

When used with the Canon EOS-1Ds digital camera, images feature a "full frame" CMOS sensor -- the same size as a 35mm film frame -- with 11.1 megapixel resolution. The CMOS sensor provides excellent detail and contrast with color fundus images or Flourescein Angiography. A major benefit of CMOS sensor high resolution is the ability to view the retina in clear detail, and, in many situations, to view the retina in clear detail even when images are enlarged to provide a closer look at ocular conditions.

The high sensitivity of the CMOS sensor reduces the amount of light needed for image capture, which helps increase patient comfort during examinations.

With DICOM standards for viewing, distributing and storing images increasing in the healthcare industry, Canon has added a DICOM-compliant network interface as a standard feature. This allows for connection of the Canon CF-60DSi to a wide variety of network configurations, including local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN).

The Canon CF-60DSi Control Software has functions for image capture, study worklist management, image transfer, printing, QA viewing and temporary storage. For each captured image, the software assembles the image, patient/study data, camera information and timer data into a comprehensive medical data file suited for diverse image management systems, such as the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Eye Q imaging system or other PACS.

At the Canon booth (#1243) at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Meeting, Canon-sponsored LPGA golfer Michelle McGann will be making appearances on October 24th , from 9 am - 4 pm, with special presentations at 11 am and 3 pm, to help raise awareness to diabetes prevention and treatment.

The Canon CF-60Dsi, depending on configuration, has a price range of $60,000 to $85,000, and is available through Canon U.S.A., Inc.'s medical systems division and its authorized dealers.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America, and is ranked #35 on the Business Week list of "Top 100 Brands." Its parent company Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is a top patent-holder of technology, ranking second overall in the U.S. in 2003, with global revenues of $29.9 billion. For more information, visit

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