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January 30, 2019

Canon Medical introduces Global Illumination, the next-generation rendering in medical imaging that allows clinicians to visualize and manipulate photorealistic anatomical images.

  • Photorealistic rendering of CT, MRI and X-ray images enriches communication between clinical teams and patients through a better understanding of anatomy. 
  • Global Illumination is now commercially available and featured at Canon Medical’s booth at Arab Health 2019 in Dubai.

January 28, 2019; Otawara, Japan – Canon Medical Systems Corporation (Canon Medical) introduces Global Illumination rendering technology within the Vitrea® platform. This technology allows physicians to interact in real-time with photorealistic images and visualize patient anatomy in all dimensions. Global Illumination is currently available as part of Canon Medical’s Vitrea Advanced Visualization workflow solution to global customers except Japan from January 28th.

The technology offers the following benefits to clinicians and patients: 

  • Patients will benefit from an increased understanding of their own anatomy and pathology when communicating with a clinician. 
  • Physicians, such as Forensic Physicians, will be able to visualize anatomy prior to autopsy and use Global Illumination to aid in communication.

“This innovative Canon technology will help change patient outcomes and can make a real difference to the clinical process. As a result, helping to improve the patient experience,” said Toshio Takiguchi, President and CEO of Canon Medical. Vitrea is a premier enterprising imaging solution from Vital®, a Canon Group company.

Global Illumination is featured at Canon Medical’s booth (S1.D30) at Arab Health in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 28-31 January, 2019. Further information can be found here:

Image Gallery of Global Illumination


About Canon Medical Systems Corporation 

Canon Medical Systems offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound and MR, across the globe. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide. Our goal is to deliver optimum health opportunities for patients through uncompromised performance, comfort and safety features. 

At Canon Medical Systems, we work hand in hand with our partners - our medical, academic and research community. We build relationships based on transparency, trust and respect. Together as one, we strive to create industry-leading solutions that deliver an enriched quality of life. For more information, visit the Canon Medical Systems Corporation website:

This feature is not commercially available in all countries. Please contact your local Canon Medical organization for details 

Made for Life is a trademark of Canon Medical Systems Corporation. 

Vital and Vitrea are registered trademarks of Vital Images, Inc. in the U.S. and may have protection in other countries. Vital Images is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon Medical Systems.

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