When we look at the history of Canon medical equipment, the word "first" often reappears.
Canon Medical Systems was the first in Japan to begin research on X-ray tubes in 1914, and has continued to be a national leader in diagnostic imaging equipment, being the first to introduce many products, including MRI and helical CT.
We are continuing to write new pages in the history of medical equipment development.
|Renamed to Canon Medical Systems Corporation
|Introduction of 1.5T MRI Systems Zen Edition
Introduction of world’s first high definition CT Aquilion Precision
|Toshiba Medical becomes a Canon group company
Real Madrid appoints Toshiba Medical as official medical systems partner
Launching the premium Aplio i-series ultrasound platform
New matrix array transducer with the world’s first intelligent Dynamic Micro-Slice（iDMS）
Toshiba Medical leaves the Toshiba group
|Completed acquisition of Olea Medical SA
Signed an OEM agreement with OptiGene in the UK
Selected as the official medical systems partner of FC Barcelona
Achieved cumulative production of 1,000 Aquilion ONE™ systems
|Established Toshiba Medical Systems Manufacturing Asia Sdn. Bhd. (TMMA) as the third production base outside Japan
Established a local subsidiary in Malaysia
Established Toshiba Medical Systems R&D (Dalian).
|Launched operation of the production facility in Brazil
Achieved cumulative production of 30,000 CT scanners
Established regional subsidiaries in Turkey and Korea
|Selected as the official medical systems partner of Manchester United
Produced the 500th Aquilion ONE™ system
Opened the "Academic Center", the first medical device training facility in China
|Started multicenter study of non-contrast-enhanced MRA technology Time-SLIP (First in the world)
Developed low-dose CT scan technology (AIDR 3D)
Acquired Vital Images, Inc. in the USA
|Began sales of large-bore 3-Tesla MRI system (Vantage Titan™3T)
Began sales of hybrid surgical X-ray angiography system with tilting catheterization table (First in the world)
|Established Customer Support & Training Center (CSTC)
Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe Ltd established
|Developed new image processing technique for diagnostic X-ray angiography system (PureBrain™)
Acquired the Advanced Visualization Imaging System section of Barco in Scotland
|Began sales of diagnostic cardiovascular ultrasound system (Artida™), which can display three-dimensional image of the heart in real time
Achieved production of the 20,000th CT system
Developed 320-row area detector CT (Aquilion ONE™)
Toshiba Medical Systems (China) Co., Ltd. established in Beijing
|Toshiba Medical Research Institute USA established
Began sales of diagnostic X-ray angiography system with floor-mounted multi-access arm (Infinix™-i INFX-8000V) (First in the world)
|Began sales of PET-CT system with moving gantries (Aquiduo™) (First in the world)
|Achieved production of the 15,000th CT system
Began sales of the 64-detector-row CT system (Aquilion™64)
Established software development centers in software houses in China and India
Achieved production of the 150,000th electronic-scan-type diagnostic ultrasound system
|Began sales of EXCELART Vantage™, the world's quietest MRI system with the world's shortest magnet
Began sales of X-TV system with direct-conversion type flat panel detector(FPD)
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation established
|Global Headquarters functions consolidated at Nasu operations
|MRI noise-reduction technology developed (Pianissimo mechanism) (First in the world)
|Multislice and half-second helical CT (Aquilion) developed (First in the world)
|Achieved production of the 100,000th ultrasound system (First in the world)
|Super-conducting, open MRI developed (First in the world)
|CT fluoroscopy developed (First in the world)
|Began sales of digital fluorography systems incorporating digital CCD camera (First in the world)
|Quality assurance system for ISO9001 certified
|Achieved production of the 20,000th X-ray TV system (First in the world)
Toshiba Nasu Tube Factory established
|Slipring CT scanner (TCT-900S) developed (First in the world)
|Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co. Ltd. changes their name to Toshiba Corp.
|First MRI (MRT-15A) and Digital fluorography system (DFP-02A) developed
|Toshiba Medical Systems Europe B.V. established
|Nasu Operations established
|X-ray Whole body CT system (TCT-60A) developed (First in Japan)
|Electric scan-type Ultrasound system (SAL-10A) developed
|Toshiba International Corporation Medical Division established in U.S.A.
|Toshiba Medical (domestic company) established
|Medical Systems Division established.
|Successful clinical test of electronic transmission of X-ray TV images Tokyo and Osaka (First in Japan)
|Transistorized electrocardiograph developed (First in Japan)
|Fluorescent intensified X-ray fluoroscopy system developed (First in Japan)
|X-ray fluorescent intensifier tube (I.I.) developed (First in Japan)
|Electroencephalography system developed (First in Japan)
|Reestablishment of Nihon Iryo Denki Ltd., the forerunner of Toshiba Medical
|Nihon Iryo Denki Ltd absorbed by Toshiba through a war-time business merger
|Merger of Shibaura Manufacturing and Tokyo Electric Co. Ltd.
and establishment of Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co. Ltd.
|Condenser discharge X-ray tube developed (First in Japan)
Ink-recording electrocardiographs developed (First in Japan)
|Fluorescent plate developed (First in Japan)
|Establishment of Nihon Iryo Denki Ltd as a sales company for medical devices, including X-ray, fully financed by Tokyo Electric Co. Ltd.
|Tokyo Electric Co. Ltd. successfully prototyped an X-ray tube (First in Japan)
|Tokyo Electric Co. Ltd. started research on X-ray tubes
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