Canon announces EU-wide reseller agreement for Xantara, an RF system developed by Apelem

ZOETERMEER, The Netherlands, March 2nd, 2015  Canon Medical Systems Europe today announced that it has signed a European Union-wide reseller agreement with French radiology manufacturer, Apelem, to market Xantara, a remote controlled, digital radiography and fluoroscopy (RF) system developed for Canon Medical Systems Europe.

Xantara features the most advanced medical imaging technology available on a remote controlled table.

The system prioritizes patient comfort during the diagnostic experience, and has the flexibility, versatility and sophistication to meet the complex demands and high standards of today’s medical imaging environment, whilst producing excellent quality diagnostic images.

The table top is height-adjustable and features an innovative and ergonomic control panel, as well as a dynamic flat panel Trixell Pixium RF4343® detector.


It is deservedly the most technically superior and cost-effective all-in-one system on the RF market.

Incorporating Xantara into the Canon Medical Systems Europe diagnostic imaging portfolio fortifies the company’s high performing commercial status in the field of diagnostic medical imaging.

René Degros, Business Unit Manager X-Ray Europe explains: “The agreement reached with Apelem-DMS Group will enable us to offer a complete and competitive range of medical imaging systems to our European customers and to strengthen our market position in the RF segment.”

“The great flexible concept of the Apelem product and the related clinical advantages makes this system unique in this market segment,” added Mr. Degros.

Canon has a long held philosophy that promotes the importance of ergonomics and patient benefits through revolutionary system design backed by unique features. Reflecting this, Xantara makes the examination experience as calm and comfortable as possible thanks to combined technology that puts patients at ease during routine exams or special procedures.

Technological features of Xantara include:

Independent movement of the X-ray tube and the selector/detector block brushless motors with absolute encoders for fast and accurate positioning a generator fully integrated into the table’s control panel creating one intuitive, efficient interface.

Integration of an innovative control system that permits monitoring and automatic control of the table and the collimator.

Outstanding patient access modifications that ensure optimal dose reduction mobile detector and wireless functionality.


Xantara is suitable for use across a wide range of specialties and procedures including urology, pulmonary, tomography, gynecology, nephrology, arthroscopy, pediatrics, angiography, orthopedics, Accident & Emergency and gastrointestinal medicine.

About Canon Medical Systems Europe
With headquarters in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, Canon Medical Systems Europe (CMSE) markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in Europe. For more information, visit the CMSE website at

About Canon Medical Systems Corporation
Canon Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Canon Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Canon Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon. Visit Canon Medical Systems Corporation’s website at

About Canon
Canon is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Canon Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Canon was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 210,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61.7 billion). Visit Canon’s website at

The DMS Group, which includes the two companies, DMS and APELEM, is one of the French leaders in the conception, manufacturing and distribution of imaging systems dedicated to conventional and digital radiology as well as to bone densitometry. The Group is present in over 140 countries around the globe through a well established distributor’s network as well as subsidiaries and joint ventures. These collaborations add to the international dimension of the quality of the Group’s products and solutions.

The DMS Group’s product range is targeted toward hospitals, clinics, private radiology practices as well as other medical specialists that use diagnostic tools (rheumatologists, orthopedists, gynecologists, etc.)
DMS is quoted on the Paris Stock Exchange: Compartment C on the Paris NYSE Euronext – Code ISIN: FR 0000063224 – Code : DGM