Amstelveen, the Netherlands, September 19, 2023 – Canon Medical proudly announces an insightful roundtable discussion on effective leadership and team management. Titled “Management in Motion: Exploring Synergies Between Hospital Management and Elite Level Sports Teams,” this dynamic event is scheduled for October 3, at 8 pm CEST, offering invaluable insights for C-suite executives, decision-makers, and healthcare professionals.

In an era of convergence, Canon Medical brings together two seemingly disparate worlds — hospital management and elite sports teams — to uncover the common threads of excellence that bind them. The virtual roundtable will delve into the remarkable parallels between these domains, leveraging the expertise of distinguished thought leaders to illuminate the path to success.

“Management in Motion” presents an exceptional dialogue featuring Sir Clive Woodward, an icon in sports leadership, and Prof. Fiona J. Gilbert, a distinguished authority in healthcare management and radiology. Guiding the discussion is Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita, an accomplished moderator renowned for his insights into team dynamics and innovation.

This roundtable transcends traditional boundaries, offering practical strategies that resonate with professionals across industries. By dissecting the role of strong values in driving achievements, participants will uncover actionable insights that can transform their approach to team management.

As a global leader in medical technology and solutions, Canon Medical is dedicated to facilitating meaningful conversations that shape the future of leadership and innovation. “Management in Motion” exemplifies our commitment to fostering cross-industry collaboration and excellence.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage with thought leaders and industry peers, gaining access to a wealth of insights that can elevate your team’s performance. Secure your spot at the roundtable by registering today via the Canon Medical website.

From the left: Mr. Prinsze (Head of CENV & SVP Business Operations of CENV), Mr. Kawagishi (President and CEO of CMSE), Mr. Takiguchi (President and CEO of CMSC), Mr. Ishizuka (President and CEO of Canon Europe Ltd.), and Mr. Poppens (the Mayor of Amstelveen).

Amstelveen, the Netherlands, September 18, 2023 – Canon Medical Systems Europe is thrilled to announce the move of its European headquarters to Amstelveen, the Netherlands, along with the introduction of the state-of-the-art ‘’Canon Medical Academy Europe’’. The impressive 8642 m2 headquarters and academy were officially opened last Thursday, September 14, by Mr. Toshio Takiguchi, President and CEO of Canon Medical Systems Corporation.

The decision to move to Amstelveen is driven by a future-oriented approach that aligns with the new way of working post-pandemic era. Recognizing the evolving needs of its workforce, Canon Medical embraces a fresh approach to office spaces that prioritizes ergonomics, collaboration, and adaptability. Additionally, the imaging company recognizes the challenges faced by its partners and is dedicated to providing them with the highest level of support, as demonstrated by its ongoing expansion strategy.

Besides joining Canon Europa N.V., the European headquarters of its parent company Canon Inc, Canon Medical launched the ‘’Canon Medical Academy Europe’’. The academy will play a pivotal role in nurturing talent, fostering collaboration, and advancing medical knowledge for the betterment of society. A significant part of the new academy, which consists of 17 training rooms, is dedicated to training and education in which all clinical solutions are installed: Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance, Ultrasound, Diagnostic and Interventional X-ray, including an Angio-CT system, Ultrasound, Eye Care and Healthcare IT, covering all clinical pillars to optimize patient pathways and outcomes. The new facility also houses its Refurbishment Center and multiple Mobile Imaging Solutions ready to be deployed to healthcare facilities throughout Europe.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) played a vital role in establishing Amstelveen as the company’s new location and in the construction of the academy. Canon Medical’s commitment to the environment and the world’s community is integral to its management structure, product design, manufacturing, and corporate culture and inspired the design of the new headquarters with investments made to implement the latest facility innovations to save energy and focus on environmental dimensions.

Water used to cool down MR magnets is reused in the heating system of the building, an innovative LED lighting platform is implemented, and inflatable dock shelters for trailers are installed. Besides that, Canon Medical installed an extensive electrical UPS system for enhanced performance and environmental friendliness. Technology to switch off screens in the facilities after the departure of the respective staff is active, and the integration of CO2 sensors that reduce unnecessary power consumption by controlling ventilation, is completed.

Inspired by its “Made for Life” philosophy, Canon Medical continues to provide healthcare solutions that address real-world needs and concerns of patients, medical professionals, customers, and partners.

Learn more about Canon Medical Systems Europe and its Made for Life philosophy here.


Amstelveen, the Netherlands, August 28, 2023 – Canon Medical Systems Europe is delighted to announce the latest in its highly successful, online, five-day event: the Online Pediatric Days, made possible by the Canon Medical Academy. The event will start on September 5, 2023, at 7 pm CEST and conclude on September 14, 2023. The daily webinars will provide insights from some of the world’s leading pediatric experts as they share their experiences and discoveries from research and clinical practice. All those interested in pediatric imaging and medicine are welcome to register and attend this event at no cost and get a certificate of participation.

Listen to the ‘’Voice of Pediatrics’’
Presented by 16 of the world’s best-known pediatric imaging experts, Canon Medical’s Online Pediatric Days provides a platform for the ‘Voice of Pediatrics’, made possible by the many conversations around it.

Creating a fresh platform for pediatrics
Pediatric imaging is essential in diagnosis and treatment but presents a set of unique challenges due to the young age of its patients. As well as these specific challenges, limited informational resources on pediatric imaging are available to pediatric specialists.

Recognizing this many years ago, Canon Medical has committed to providing platforms for education that can help identify the best medical imaging solutions for pediatrics. The latest exciting addition is the Canon Online Pediatric Days, which bring together subject-matter experts worldwide to share their discoveries and insights. At the event’s daily interactive webinars, healthcare professionals can connect and learn as state-of-the-art imaging and clinical management insights are explored during interactive lectures, practical teaching sessions, and real-time clinical case discussions.

Today’s pediatrics department involves a full spectrum of healthcare specialties. Canon Medical’s Online Pediatric Days provide in-depth insights into pediatric imaging aspects, including Successful Pediatric Imaging, Body Imaging, Neurology, Cardiology Non-Invasive Imaging, and Cardiology Invasive Treatment. With Canon Medical’s advanced multimodality innovations, the Online Pediatric Days include opportunities to learn how to perform successful pediatric imaging in your daily practice.

Find out more about Canon Medical’s Online Pediatric Days on the website where you can also register for the event.


Amstelveen, Netherlands, August 7, 2023 – Canon Medical has introduced its Alphenix / Evolve Edition Angiography system for commercial sale in the European market. Utilizing Deep Learning technology in real-time, the Alphenix / Evolve Edition is designed to enhance imaging while enabling reduced time and radiation dose during routine and complex Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and Structural Heart Disease (SHD) procedures, improving safety for clinicians and patients.

The Alphenix / Evolve Edition has been launched in person today during the 31st Coronary Intervention and Therapeutics (CVIT 2023) conference in Fukuoka, Japan. An online launch event will be held today, August 7, at 19:00 CEST via LinkedIn.

“Interventional Cardiology departments are faced with increasing clinical demands, financial pressures, and the need for improved efficiency as the number and complexity of cases increase. To meet these challenges, we have introduced the Alphenix / Evolve Edition” says Kunitoshi Matsumoto, Global General Manager, Vascular Systems Division.

Erwan Ladsous, European Director Interventional X-ray, continues: “We are very proud to bring these meaningful innovations to the market. By deploying Canon Medical’s AI expertise to the field of interventional cardiology, we have full confidence that this will offer impactful tools to physicians and, most importantly, enhance patient care.”

The Alphenix / Evolve Edition delivers a range of industry-leading solutions for the Interventional Cardiology suite. Packaged under the αEvolve technology umbrella of AI solutions, these solutions provide real-time assistance that instantaneously support key diagnostic and therapeutic decisions without interrupting the workflow.

αEvolve Imaging utilizes Deep Learning based noise reduction and multi-frequency processing to enable outstandingly clear fluoroscopic imaging, which can deliver a two times higher contrast-to-noise ratio compared to conventional image processing.

Dynamic Device Stabilizer (DDS) has been trained with Deep Learning to automatically detect balloon markers in real-time, magnifying and stabilizing the image on a separate screen to assist visualization and assessment during complex Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures.

With the rise of structural heart disease (SHD) procedures such as Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) closure, Echo Fusion*1 taps into Deep Learning intelligence to automatically identify the echocardiography probe and efficiently fuse the fluoroscopic and echo image without additional operator input.

In addition, Alphenix / Evolve Edition offers a new level of intelligence and efficiency for the modern Interventional angiography suite through existing technologies like the 12x12inch flat panel detector (FPD) technology that provide complete procedural flexibility and Dose Tracking System (DTS) that provides real-time information on radiation dose, Alphenix / Evolve Edition offers a new level of intelligence and efficiency for the modern Interventional Angiography suite.

To learn more, please visit the Alphenix / Evolve Edition webpage or contact your local Canon Medical representative.

*1 Echo Fusion accepts ultrasound images acquired by Aplio i-series (i900, i800 and i700).

Amstelveen, Netherlands, July 10, 2023 – Canon Medical is delighted to announce the commercial availability of its two latest ultrasound systems, Aplio flex and Aplio go, in Europe. With the growing challenges faced by medical staff, including high workload and work-related musculoskeletal disorders, Canon Medical recognizes the importance of supporting healthcare professionals in their daily tasks. The introduction of Aplio flex and Aplio go aims to revolutionize the healthcare market by providing compact, maneuverable, and technologically advanced ultrasound systems that meet the evolving needs of medical practitioners.

Meeting healthcare challenges
Canon Medical has established a strong presence in the ultrasound market by incorporating user feedback into its systems. With over 50 years of Japanese development technology and a successful 20-year Aplio history, Canon Medical has consistently provided superior ultrasound solutions, renowned for their unwavering reliability.

As technology advances, the need for smarter, smaller, more portable systems becomes increasingly significant. Canon Medical has proactively responded to this trend, aligning its designs with the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and prioritizing energy efficiency. These ultrasound systems are developed with a focus on energy consumption, aligning with Canon Medical’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals.

Advancements in AI technology
Quite often, it’s observed that the time required for an ultrasound examination will increase with the amount of measurements needed. In an era where AI is seamlessly integrated into various aspects of the care pathway, Canon Medical understands that to enable the necessary measures to be performed in a minimum of time, it is needed to implement applications on its systems that use AI technologies such as deep learning and machine learning.

For example, Auto IMT can automatically trace the intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery in any area in a shorter time than in the past. Similarly, Auto EF with GLS (Global Longitudinal Strain) was developed using AI algorithm technology. Thanks to these new AI technologies, powered by Altivity, the company’s bold new approach to AI innovation, Canon Medical provides smart technologies to achieve a whole new level of quality, insight, and value across the entire care pathway.

Enhanced user experience and workflow efficiency
Canon Medical understands the importance of fast and safe operation, reducing training time for medical professionals. The redesigned control panel of Aplio flex and Aplio go ensures efficient and intuitive operation from the moment the systems are installed. With this new control panel, direct operation is simplified, promoting ease of use and productivity. Everything needed is conveniently accessible at the users’ fingertips.

Finally, both Aplio flex and Aplio go are equipped with ApliGate, an innovative technology that enhances collaboration. Whether you work at a large university or local hospital, in a private practice or imaging center, or even outside the hospital, this tool for remotely sharing images enables you to directly connect with fellow professionals or Canon experts. You can seek advice, share discoveries, and engage in online collaboration with subject matter experts or colleagues.

Benefits of Aplio flex and Aplio go

  • Compact and maneuverable ultrasound systems
  • Integration of powerful AI-enabled applications for efficient examinations
  • Energy-efficient systems aligned with Canon Medical’s CSR objectives
  • High image quality and faster throughput for routine examinations
  • Improved user experience with a redesigned control panel
  • Reduced training time and enhanced workflow efficiency

Learn more about Aplio flex here and Aplio go here or contact your local Canon Medical representative for more information.

Paris, France, May 1, 2023 – Canon Medical will join the world-leading course in interventional cardiovascular medicine, EuroPCR, from 16-19 May 2023. Visitors will get the chance to learn about the latest dose reduction tools, cutting-edge technologies that support planning and procedures, and the impact and benefits of deep learning-assisted fusion imaging.

Whether you are an interventional cardiologist, cardiac surgeon, interventional radiologist, imaging physician, nurse, or radiographer, Canon Medical offers innovative solutions that redefine intervention procedures in your daily workflows. The intelligent technologies in Interventional Cardiology elevate the ability to see more with less exposure and guide treatment options – instantly contributing to advanced decision-making. Visitors of EuroPCR will get the opportunity to hear from world-renowned key opinion leaders during the symposium Meaningful Innovations in Interventional Cardiology, held on Thursday, May 18 from 13:30 to 14:15 (Room 252A). The experts will elaborate on how they experience Canon’s solutions and technologies firsthand in their hospitals.

“Join us at the symposium to gain valuable insights into our cutting-edge solutions and technologies, as shared by Cardiologist experts,” says Erwan Ladsous, European Director of Interventional X-Ray. “Visit our booth (#M47) to explore our impressive range of innovations, including advanced equipment, dedicated ultrasound and our QMAPP technology, while connecting with interventional cardiologists and specialists”.

“The integrated hemodynamic monitoring system QMAPP can easily be operated with the Alphenix tablet”, says Eric van Antwerpen, CCO of Fysicon. “The tablet reduces the need for additional personnel in the control room. Mostly used functions of QMAPP, including FFR, can be performed from the bedside, allowing you to focus on your patient.”

Learn more about Canon Medical’s participation and meaningful innovations here.

Vienna, Austria, 1 March 2023 – Canon Medical launched its new 80/160-slice CT scanner – the Aquilion Serve – at ECR 2023. Designed for busy medical imaging departments, it delivers consistent imaging results, better image quality, lower radiation dose, and faster throughput, creating more time for patient care.

The Aquilion Serve is an efficient solution for all routine examinations, including trauma. Its newly designed 80-cm wide bore gantry features two, easy-to-use, touch panels and two inbuilt cameras that support automated one-touch patient positioning. Also introducing INSTINX, a next-generation workflow solution, which combines innovative AI-enabled automation with an intuitive user experience to support fast, easy, and safe CT examinations. The new workflow also dramatically reduces training time for operators.

Preview first

The Aquilion Serve introduces the industry-first, 3D Landmark Scan, acquired at the same dose as a traditional dual scanogram. 3D Landmark Scan previews axial slices together with the traditional AP and lateral views. This, in conjunction with Anatomical Landmark Detection (ALD), can accurately identify the anatomical structures required to perform automatic scan planning for all routine examinations. In addition, scan range and field of view can be automatically set to a position that is predefined in the scan protocol to save time, while ensuring consistent results for all CT technologists.

Sharp imaging

Harnessing the power of deep learning, Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) delivers extremely sharp, clear, and distinct CT images. Fully integrated into the patient-centric workflow, significantly reducing the dose levels.

New standards in workflow efficiency

Introducing INSTINX, a total workflow experience redesigned from the ground up setting new standards in efficiency and consistency. Every workflow detail has been thoroughly refined based on clinical testing in medical centers worldwide. Now every operation is more intuitive and can be learned faster than ever before. This ease of use contributes to work satisfaction, time savings, and flexible allocation of resources.

Learn more about the Aquilion Serve

Vienna, Austria, 1 March 2023 – Canon Medical launched its new, versatile, multi-purpose X-ray system – the Celex – at ECR 2023. The Celex offers an extensive range of advanced DR imaging capabilities. It combines state-of-the-art imaging with unique positioning flexibility and represents a true hybrid that delivers optimum capacity utilization. Designed with a small footprint, minimum installation space is required and the work area around the patient table is maximized.

Supreme agility

The new solution prioritizes workflow, patient comfort and has the flexibility, versatility, and sophistication to meet the complex demands and high standards of today’s medical imaging environment.

The Celex takes multi-purpose to a new level with wide projection flexibility and innovative features that enhance user ergonomics and patient comfort. To improve the workflow by using the Celex, it is possible to save up to almost a thousand different auto-positions and any position can be saved for future clinical procedure. The built-in ‘’inMotion’’ auto-positioning technology enables direct, automatic positioning of the detector and tube to any saved position with pre-set examination parameters.

The user interface enables intuitive control of the system movements and exposure parameters. Self-explanatory icons on the large touchscreen make the system operation efficient, yet easy to master. Depending on the user’s preferences, customizable buttons can be selected to ensure smooth operation tailored to each department’s needs.

The “inControl” Console is designed with only four touch-sensitive joysticks and features a clear touchscreen interface. The joysticks are not only color-coded but also have a distinctive shape making them highly distinguishable. In addition, the tabletop is detachable and allows users to detach and park it on a trolley in a few simple steps. This enhances the versatility and functionality of the system, by providing optimal space for patients in e.g., wheelchairs or on stretchers, and supports any procedure that requires free space inside the C-arm.

Safety first

Finally, the system is designed with patient and user safety in mind. Particular attention is paid to dose reduction. Together with the carbon fibre patient table, the Celex is made entirely of materials that allow minimal X-ray absorption for maximum dose reduction. The grid can be easily removed, and the patient table can be moved out of the X-ray beam. Furthermore, Canon Medical’s advanced software with specialized algorithms and specific programs for pediatric patients contribute to dose minimization. The sophisticated algorithms include noise reduction, advanced edge enhancement and contrast boost.

Learn more about the Celex

Minnetonka, Minn., FEBRUARY 28, 2023 – Canon Medical Informatics, Inc. has extended its Enterprise Imaging (EI) suite of solutions to include pathology through its partnership with Tribun Health. This provides new capability for healthcare organizations to efficiently include pathology into their enterprise imaging plans as part of their precision informatics roadmaps. Canon Medical offers healthcare organizations an all in one suite of solutions and one comprehensive partnership for your most imaging-intensive departments, such as radiology, cardiology, endoscopy, and now pathology.

“Our relationship with Tribun Health demonstrates our commitment to be a clinical decision partner by expanding the clinical breadth of our Enterprise Imaging solutions to drive efficiency and seamless access to critical multi-modal clinical information for all clinicians caring for patients,” says Jim Litterer, President & CEO of Canon Medical Informatics. “Our future together is part of Canon Medical’s overall strategy to consolidate the complex and emerging specialties that are the foundation for personalized medicine.”

Delivering a common, clinically intelligent platform across complex, multi-site institutions to achieve common efficiencies for diagnosis, treatment planning and long-term patient management has been the core of Canon Medical Enterprise solutions. Serving up relevant, efficient access to imaging data optimally from its Enterprise Platform sets Canon Medical apart from solutions that segregate their departmental solutions from their VNAs. Canon Medical’s EI suite combines disease-centric solutions to promote sub-specialty collaboration. Tribun Health’s KLAS-leading CaloPix solution was the perfect intelligent extension with same cultural fit to Canon Medical and its solutions and services.

“Our partnership extends our reach to deliver comprehensive diagnostic and AI-based analysis to pathologists and increases the collaboration they have with their clinical partners” says Jean-Francois Pomeral, CEO of Tribun Health. “Our KLAS-leading solution coupled with Canon Medical’s Enterprise Imaging solutions centrally positions the digital transformation of diagnosis with oncologists and clinicians alike.”

Canon Medical solutions power some of the largest, most complex, and dynamic organizations around the world.

Read  the full Press Release here.

Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, 22 February 2023 – On March 1st, the first day of ECR, Canon Medical will launch two new meaningful innovations to the European medical imaging market. Both solutions prioritize workflow, patient comfort and have the flexibility, versatility, and sophistication to meet the complex demands and high standards of today’s medical imaging environment. Visitors can also visit a dedicated educational area – supported by the Canon Medical Academy, to learn more about its solutions and technologies.

Canon Medical continues to provide meaningful innovations that enable clinicians and operators to enhance throughput and patient outcomes. The imaging company solely invests in research and development that directly addresses specific patient needs to help improve life for everyone. It strives to improve healthcare accessibility, cross-platform availability and patient-focused solutions that are truly meaningful and impactful for our customers and vital to patient care pathways.

In addition to these innovations, Canon Medical will showcase numerous systems at the booth in Expo X3 and at the venue’s entrance where the CT City Hopper will be on show. Canon Medical is back with its clinical workshops in a dedicated educational area, supported by the Canon Medical Academy, and will also host two symposia highlighting what’s new in 2023, one focused on Ultrasound related to Liver applications and one that combines the strengths of CT, MRI, and Healthcare IT in screening and follow-up.

Learn more about Canon Medical’s meaningful innovations here.

Zoetermeer, February 17, 2023 — On February 6, 2023, a large-scale earthquake caused extensive damage and loss of life in the Republic of Turkey and the Syrian Arab Republic. We at Canon would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this disaster and our thoughts go out to those suffering in its aftermath.

To aid in the relief efforts for the victims, the Canon Group has announced that it will make a donation of 100,000 euros (approximately US$ 106,334) via the Japanese Red Cross Society, the Turkish Red Crescent movement and other relief organizations. In addition, Canon Medical Systems Europe B.V. will provide free medical equipment for the medical support of the victims.

While we realize that the road to recovery will be challenging and time-consuming, we hope that the region will soon be able to begin the rebuilding and healing process.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, 1 February 2023 – Canon Medical strengthens its valuable partnership with the European Society of Radiology for the 2023 edition of ECR. The company will showcase its new meaningful innovations and solutions during the event, accompanied by an educational program, including practical workshops presented by world-renowned clinical experts, proudly supported by the Canon Medical Academy.

Visitors can discover Canon Medical’s innovations at their well-known booth at Expo X3. Brought back by popular demand are the highly valuable clinical workshop sessions. You can continue your educational journey by joining Canon Medical’s two symposia: one on Wednesday, March 1, with a focus on Ultrasound related to Liver applications, and the other on Friday, March 3 with a focus on what’s new in CT & MRI screening and follow-up.

René Degros, Vice President at Canon Medical Systems Europe, says: ‘’Canon Medical continues to provide meaningful innovations that enable clinicians and operators to enhance throughput and patient outcomes. We invest solely in research and development that directly addresses specific patient needs to help improve life for everyone. We strive to improve healthcare accessibility, cross-platform availability and patient-focused solutions that are truly meaningful and impactful for our customers and vital to patient care pathways.’’

ESR President Prof. Adrian Brady continues: ‘’This year’s ECR theme “The Cycle of Life” works well together with Canon Medical’s Made for Life philosophy and meaningful Innovations campaign as they drive continuous improvement and are finding innovative ways to help the members of our society. It is crucial that information on progress in Diagnostic – and Interventional Imaging and Solutions are broadly shared, and ESR provides the platforms and opportunities for that information exchange.’’

Learn more about Canon Medical’s meaningful innovations here.