President and CEO Toshio Takiguchi speaks on the future of Medical Imaging.

President's Message

With the Rugby World Cup 2019 at an end, I find myself compelled to consider what lessons we might learn from the occasion. For the first time in history, Japan’s national team, The Brave Blossoms, placed in the top eight of the tournament – something I’m sure we can all agree didn’t happen by accident. A success like that requires strategy, practice, and an honest effort to work together as a team. I, for one, feel deeply inspired by their determination and hope that it is something we can all adopt in our day-to-day working lives, especially with the busy months that lie ahead.

RSNA is nearly here

From the 1st to the 6th of December, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting will be held in Chicago. As part of the wider Canon group, Canon Medical Systems Corporation will introduce its latest solutions, with a focus on Collaborative imaging. Our goal is to demonstrate clinical value that contributes to improving hospital management and operational efficiency, as well as the clinical usefulness provided by our high-precision diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions. We will also be showcasing a variety of original innovations, including image processing technologies and diagnostic support solutions using Artificial Intelligence.

Get ready for Japan’s 27th “Garon”

We’ll be making final selections towards the end of November, which I am sure will be an exciting task, not least because it enables me to observe the quality of our systems and the dedication of the physicians that directly interact with patients. The best images selected during the first and second stages reflected a sustained effort to visualize lesions in order to provide patients with a reliable diagnosis – something that truly aligns with our “Made for Life” philosophy. This year, "Garon" will be held on the 15th of December at the Shimomaruko Headquarters of Canon Inc.

In closing, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our valued customers. I thank you all for your continued support, and I wish you a very happy end to 2019.

Toshio Takiguchi
President and CEO

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