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January 4, 2018

TOKYO, January 4, 2018—Canon Inc. and Canon Medical Systems Corporation today announced the official corporate name (trade name) change of Canon Group Company Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation to Canon Medical Systems Corporation (hereafter referred to as Canon Medical Systems).


December 6, 2017

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC) (headquarters: Otawara, Tochigi, Japan; President: Toshio Takiguchi) has won the JAPAN INNOVATION GOLD WINNER award for our CT system Aquilion ONE™ / GENESIS Edition. This system was selected from among more than 500 nominations at The International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice 2017 held by The Green Organisation, a nonprofit organization in the UK.


November 22, 2017

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (President: Toshio Takiguchi; Headquarters: Otawara, Tochigi, Japan) and the University of Bordeaux (President: Manuel Tunon de Lara, Location: Bordeaux, France) entered an agreement to conduct a collaborative research and development MRI partnership. Installation of the Vantage Galan™ 3-Tesla system, incorporating high resolution image technologies that are currently under development, was completed on November 21st.


October 2, 2017

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (Headquarters: Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; President: Toshio Takiguchi) will change its company name to Canon Medical Systems Corporation on January 4, 2018.


April 27, 2017

Toshiba Medical’s Vantage Galan™ 3T MR system has been installed in a new research facility, named “CAIRS” (Center for Advanced Imaging Research and Science), as part of the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Md. A ribbon cutting opening ceremony was held at the newly opened center.


April 3, 2017

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (President: Toshio Takiguchi; Headquarters: Otawara, Tochigi, Japan) has launched two latest 1.5-tesla MRI systems – Vantage Titan™ Zen Edition and Vantage Elan™ Zen Edition. The Zen Edition prioritizes intelligent workflows, patient comfort, and provides a complete clinical offering to make diagnosis and scanning a great experience every step of the way.


January 30, 2017

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (Toshiba Medical; headquarters: Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; President: Toshio Takiguchi) has decided on a new company name, "Canon Medical Systems Corporation".


December 19, 2016

As a result of the recent completion of the competition law process by Canon Inc. (Canon), Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (Toshiba Medical) would like to announce that it has joined the Canon group as of today.


December 16, 2016

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC; headquarters: Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; President: Toshio Takiguchi) has concluded contracts with ZAO “Roentgenprom” (headquarters: Moscow, Russia; Chairman of the Board of directors: Nikolay Blinov) through its subsidiary, ZAO “Toshiba Medical Systems” (headquarters: Moscow, Russia; General director: Rustam Bakhtiozin), regarding licensing and subcontracting production of medical equipment (CT scanners), and will begin manufacturing pending all necessary approvals from the Russian authorities.


December 1, 2016

Toshiba Medical Systems Europe B.V. (headquarters: Zoetermeer, Netherlands; President: Hiroyuki Tachikawa), which is a regional subsidiary of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (headquarters: Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; President and CEO: Toshio Takiguchi “Toshiba Medical”) signed a agreement with Real Madrid to be its Official Medical Systems Partner effective until June 30, 2020. Real Madrid is a football club based in Madrid, Spain.


November 30, 2016

Giving hospitals and imaging centers of any size the clinical benefits of high quality ultrasound technology within a cost-effective, easy-to-use system, Toshiba Medical is launching the Xario™ 100 Platinum Series.


November 30, 2016

Patients at Community Hospital in Tallassee, Alabama now have access to safer, high-quality CT imaging with Toshiba Medical’s Aquilion™ Lightning CT system. Community Hospital is the first healthcare provider in the United States to install the Aquilion Lightning with a new, more powerful 50-kW generator.


November 29, 2016

Combining the clinical benefits of high-end ultrasound technology with user-friendly features in a small footprint, Toshiba Medical is introducing the Xario™ 200 Platinum Series.


November 29, 2016

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation(headquarters: Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; President and CEO :Toshio Takiguchi; “Toshiba Medical”) has won the Gold Award for our Vantage Elan™ MRI system.


November 28, 2016

Model-based iterative reconstruction is now fast enough for customers’ clinical needs as Toshiba Medical’s Forward projected model-based Iterative Reconstruction SoluTion (FIRST) received FDA clearance.


November 27, 2016

Giving healthcare providers the dramatic performance improvements needed to expand the clinical utility of ultrasound, Toshiba Medical is launching the premium Aplio™ i-series ultrasound platform. The Aplio i-series’ powerful performance helps increase diagnostic confidence and offers a more cost-effective, less invasive and safer solution than other radiation emitting modalities.


November 27, 2016

With the introduction of the Aquilion™ ONE / GENESIS Edition, the new premium system from Toshiba Medical that builds upon a 10-year history of leadership in area detector CT, Toshiba Medical is transforming clinical confidence, the patient experience and providers’ workspace.


November 17, 2016

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC; headquarters: Otawara, Tochigi prefecture, Japan; President: Toshio Takiguchi) will establish the Yokohama Development Center in Tsurumi ward, Yokohama, in February 2017 with a workforce of one hundred people who will be involved in expanding the scale of our operations and pioneering new business opportunities.


November 2, 2016

Vital Images, Inc. (“Vital”), a group company of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, announced today that Vital has signed the definitive agreement to acquire Karos Health (“Karos”), an innovative global healthcare informatics company.


October 3, 2016

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (“Toshiba Medical”, headquarters: Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; President: Toshio Takiguchi) hereby announces that it has concluded an Absorption-type Company Split Agreement (“Company Split Agreement”) to succeed to the industrial power supply business, including industrial power supplies intended for medical equipment, (“the Business”) of Toshiba Teli Corporation (“Toshiba Teli” , headquarters: Hino, Tokyo, Japan; President: Yukihiro Hayashi) by a company split.