Milestones in the history of Canon Medical Systems' diagnostic ultrasound products

1966SSA-01A


First ultrasound system with A-mode.
1971SSL-21A


Compound scanner with B-mode display.
1977SAL-10A


Linear-array scanning system that made it possible to clearly depict abdominal images in real time through the use of an electronic array transducer.
1978SSH-10A


Electronic sector scanning system that also supported ECG and M-mode display.
SAL-20A


Compact system that provided clear images and contributed significantly to the spread of the use of ultrasound examinations.
1981SDS-10A


The incorporation of electronic sector scanning capability in this system permitted real-time B-mode images and pulsed Doppler images at an arbitrary point to be observed simultaneously using a single transducer.
1982SAL-50A / SDL-01A


This system enabled Doppler examination of the abdominal vasculature using electronic linear scanning.
1983SAL-32A / 32B


Compact portable system that could be moved to the patient's bedside for examination.
1985SSH-65A


First cardiac color Doppler system supporting clear depiction of blood flow in the heart in colors.
1986Cumulative total of electronic scanning systems shipped reaches 30,000.
1987SAL-38B


Compact system with linear, convex and mechanical sector scanning capabilities.
1988SSH-140A


Compact color system with a wide variety of functions.
1989Cumulative total of electronic scanning systems shipped reaches 50,000.
1990TOSBEE




This dedicated black-and-white imaging system with high B-mode image quality had a distinct and innovative style.
1992CAPASEE




Slim black-and-white system.
1993Power Vision




Top-of-the-line color system incorporating a digital beam former. Later evolved into PowerVision 7000.
1994Eccocee




Simple, easy-to-operate, entry-level color system aimed at users with black-and-white systems.
This system, which used the catch phrase "Turn to Color", contributed to the spread of the use of color Doppler systems.
1996Cumulative total of electronic scanning systems shipped reaches 100,000.
1998Power Vision 6000




Compact version of PowerVision with the same high performance.
2001Aplio




Premium model with new platform and revolutionary image quality.
Nemio




Compact midrange system incorporating premium-class functions.
2004Xario




High-end model with platform migrated from Aplio.