Glasgow July 23 2014

Commonwelath Games Staff

Canon Medical Systems today unveiled the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Imaging Centre. New world class CT, MRI, X-ray and Ultrasound imaging technology powers the medical imaging centre at the Games for 6,500 athletes and team officials from 71 nations and territories across the World.

Canon medical imaging equipment will be available for athletes competing across the 17 selected sports, from athletics and boxing, to rugby sevens, swimming, wrestling and cycling.

Working in partnership with the Commonwealth Games medical staff, the Canon medical imaging centre forms a fundamental part of the polyclinic in the athletes’ village, specially designed for the provision of emergency care.

Canon Medical Systems UK Managing Director, Mark Hitchman comments: “Canon Medical Systems is extremely proud to open the medical imaging centre. Canon’s latest radiology equipment will help with early injury detection, prevention and faster rehabilitation of athletes competing at the Games. Today marks the day that we showcase our world class capability, with mobilised CT and MR which includes the brand new Vantage Elan 1.5T MRI scanner launched in the UK. The mobile CT and unique self-loading relocatable MR are the highest specification systems we know of right now, and totally in context in the environment of world class sport and athletics at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014. ”

Elizabeth Mendl, General Manager Medical and Anti Doping, and General Manager of the Commonwealth Games Polyclinic comments: “I am delighted to see such an outstanding medical solution to supporting athletes at the 2014 Games. The state-of-the-art imaging equipment manned by an experienced medical team will mean that athletes can be sure of quick and effective diagnosis and treatment if they should experience injury.”

Three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Tessa Sanderson CBE, Canon Medical Systems’ Commonwealth Games Ambassador. Tessa is excited at the imaging technology advances that will be on show at the Games: “Athletics has advanced tremendously with regard to elite athlete health care over the last few years. It’s fantastic to see the world’s leading imaging technology provider supporting the Commonwealth Games. The athletes competing at this year’s Games are so privileged to have access to such high class technology and medical staff.”

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.

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