President's Message

I would like to thank you for using our products and services. Your continued support is deeply appreciated.

Last year, by combining Canon’s imaging technology with the medical technology we have developed over the years, Canon Medical Systems launched CT and MRI products that bring new clinical value by means of improved examination workflow.
We also installed a prototype of a next-generation photon-counting CT (PCCT) system at the Exploratory Oncology Research & Clinical Trial Center of the National Cancer Center Japan. This is the first time that research has been conducted in Japan on the practical application of PCCT. That research is now being ramped up.
Our company released the first domestically developed whole-body X-ray CT system in 1978 and brought our MRI systems to market in 1983. This means that 2023 marks the 45th anniversary for our CT systems and the 40th anniversary for our MRI systems. During that time, diagnostic imaging systems have undergone a remarkable evolution and we have been involved in the development of many kinds of new technologies to meet the clinical requirements of high-precision imaging combined with examination efficiency to reduce patient burden. The health care environment is now more challenging than ever, and there is a growing need for new solutions that can drastically improve the efficiency of clinical practice.
This year, we will establish a new company in the United States, the largest and most influential medical imaging market in the world, and we will launch our "Global Marketing Center". By building a global network with our customers, we will create new value by developing products and proposing solutions that follow the latest health care trends and meet the needs of clinicians.
In the Chinese zodiac, 2023 is the year of the rabbit (卯 u), and the associated element is water (癸 mizunoto). It is said that with the combination of mizunoto and u, past efforts will bear fruit and you will make rapid progress and grow vigorously. At Canon Medical Systems, we would like to fully utilize the growth engine we have maintained to this point and make a further leap this year towards the realization of Made for Life.
Best wishes to you for a successful 2023.

Toshio Takiguchi
President and CEO
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