This Week in Imaging: Canon – Saving Lives?

One thing that caught our eye this week was the home page for Canon Inc., which showcases digital cameras – as you might expect – and, what you might not expect, that is, Canon Medical. Canon Medical was formerly Toshiba Medical, which Canon purchased in 2016.

Canon Medical provides diagnostic imaging, including medical imaging such as ultra-sound scanning. You can see a video below featuring Canon Medical President and CEO Toshio Takiguchi  explaining how Canon researchers  are working to develop new imaging techniques to better detect and monitor diseases such as cancer and stroke.

For those in the printer and copier industry, Canon’s expansion into healthcare graphically illustrates how the industry is diversifying – for some, it’s IT (Konica Minolta), 3D printing (HP Inc.), and PCs, laptops, and displays (Sharp), while for Canon, it’s medical imaging and network video security.

As for Canon Medical, Canon has retained the Toshiba Medical workforce, but has added  Canon’s expertise in imaging processes, with the goal being faster more accurate medical imaging that will – yes – save  lives.




This Week in Imaging:

Ninestar to Buy Stake in Lenovo’s Printer Business

Xerox Merging Some XBS Companies

HP to Preview New Wide-Format Dye-Sub Printers at ISA 2019

Canon Launches New imagePRESS C910 Series

OKI Launches Compact Desktop A3 Printer

Kyocera Introduces New Global Corporate Branding

RJ Young Makes Third Acquisition this Year

HP Identifies Four Companies Selling Counterfeit or Illegitimate Supplies

Canon Receives 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award

Ricoh Receives Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

Canon Initiates Slew of Amazon Toner Take-Down Requests