Over 30 years of partnership and research collaboration

Canon Medical Systems ANZ, Monash Health, MonashHeart, Monash Imaging and Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre are celebrating over 30 years of association, partnership and research collaboration.

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For the last 30 years, Canon Medical Systems and MonashHeart have had a long-standing partnership. We’ve worked together to develop innovative and cutting-edge technologies in interventions and imaging. This partnership has allowed MonashHeart to lead the way in diagnostic treatment of cardiac diseases and be in the forefront of research and development.

The partnership program established in Australia was to create opportunities for Canon Medical (formerly Toshiba Medical) to work with a range of specialists across many disciplines.

The aims of the program are to:

  • Produce market-leading medical research that showcases the Australian and New Zealand community as global leaders in research and development.
  • Undertake translational research pathways that sees a team collectively agree on the clinical question, the goal and the required outcomes based on validated discoveries.
  • Undertake imaging research where there is a clear objective to improve diagnostic outcomes which in turn improve patient clinical outcomes.

Professor James Cameron (Director Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre), Monica King (Managing Director Canon Medical Systems ANZ) and David Rigby (Executive Manager, Sales & Clinical Strategy at Canon Medical Systems ANZ) celebrate the re-establishment of the Collaborative Translational Research and Development Agreement on July 17 2018.

Professor Rick Harper (Acting Director of MonashHeart) is joined by Monica King (Managing Director Canon Medical Systems ANZ), Mr Hisashi Tachizaki (Global Head of Canon Medical CT), Maryanne McHugh (Global Strategic Adviser to the President Canon Medical Systems Corporation), Jacqui Hislop-Jambrich (Clinical and Applications Scientist, Canon Medical Systems Corporation), John Koutsoubos (Operations Manager, Procedural & Diagnostics MonashHeart), Assoc.Prof Ron Ptasznik (CMIO Monash Health), Mr Tony Gabbert (General Manager Monash Imaging) and the wider team from MonashHeart, Monash Imaging and Canon Medical Systems.

Bernadette Committi, Monash Health General Manager, Surgery and Interventional Services (far left) joins the ceremony to celebrate with the team including Mr Rob Walczynski, ANZ Manager – CT and HIT (Health Informatics Technology) (4th from right) Mr Tachizaki, Mr Shinsuke Asada, Deputy Manager CT Global Marketing Group, CT Systems Division, Mr Kazumasa Arakita, Deputy Manager Healthcare IT Development Center/Healthcare IT Clinical Application Development Department.

The Official Plaque unveiling with Professor Harper, Mr Tachizaki, Bernadette Committi and Monica King

Canon Medical and MonashHeart together have achieved significant milestones through collaboration in research.

Under the leadership of Professor James Cameron, Director of MonashHeart’s Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre, and Associate Professor Sujith Seneviratne, joint head of cardiac CT, a number of significant publications were produced that established MonashHeart in a world leadership position in cardiac CT.

One of the crucial outcomes was producing research for publication in peer review journals, local clinical white papers, clinical & technical case studies and other research related material. Using the data from Canon Medical’s Aquilion ONE 320-row CT scanner, 77 publications have been achieved in clinical areas including Cardiac, MSK, Respiratory and Oncology as of end of March 2017.

Benefits to patients that come from the truly translational research being carried out at MonashHeart has been and will continue to be the driving factor behind the program and the collaborative relationship between MonashHeart and Canon Medical Systems.

MonashHeart at Monash Health are established globally as innovators and leaders in advanced management of patients through the use of next generation CT. High quality education and educators have been supported through the Cardiac CTA program which in turn has provides a source of funds to invest in further education, research and equipment.

For Canon Medical the partnership has been beneficial in many ways not least the further development of CT as a critical diagnostic and interventional tool.

MonashHeart Education

CVCTA Education / MonashHeart Cardiac CT Courses

MonashHeart provides a cardiac CT course each year on site at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton, Melbourne, Victoria on the Canon Medical Systems 640-slice Aquilion ONE ViSION CT scanner. The course is taught by highly experienced level B accredited faculty and includes exposure to and experience in cardiac CT imaging, coronary artery disease with catheter correlation, congenital heart disease and acquired non-coronary artery disease.

MonashHeart Mini Fellowship Courses

MonashHeart provides a number of cardiac CT mini fellowships options including 25 or 50 live/library cases. This enables achievement of level A or level B specialist training or re-accreditation requirements as required for conjoint committee recognition of training in CT coronary angiography.

MonashHeart Cardiac CT luminary site mini fellowships

Monday, 1 January to Thursday, 31 December 2020

Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia CPD Points Apply (Dates available to suit participants) | Partnered Education

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