Canon U.S.A. and Virtual Imaging Selected by Banfield Pet Hospital® To Provide State-of-the-Art Digital Radiography System

  Canon U.S.A. and Virtual Imaging Selected by Banfield Pet Hospital® To
  Provide State-of-the-Art Digital Radiography System

    Banfield Hospitals will use the CXDI-55G(B) Digital Radiography System

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. -- November 26, 2012

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, together with its
wholly-owned subsidiary, Virtual Imaging, Inc., today announced a two-year
contract with Medical Management International, Inc., which does business as
Banfield Pet Hospital^®, the largest general veterinary practice in the world,
to provide the Canon CXDI-55G(B) Digital Radiography (DR) System to locations
in North America and South America. The thin and lightweight CXDI-55G(B) DR
system can easily integrate into existing X-ray systems — a significant factor
that helped the Company obtain the contract. The easy-to-use DR system, which
produces on-screen preview images in just three seconds after exposure, can
help veterinarian visits become efficient and improve the digital radiography
process for pets.

“Canon is honored to receive this national-scale contract from Banfield Pet
Hospital, a market leader in providing high-quality veterinary care, as well
as industry-leading protocols and equipment, to pets and their families,” said
Tsuneo Imai, senior director and general manager, Healthcare Solutions
Division, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “Selecting Canon’s
expertise in medical imaging solutions reflects Banfield Pet Hospital’s
commitment to providing comprehensive veterinary care with equipment that
produces exceptional DR images and incorporates large-area detection with high

“At Banfield, our focus is making a better world for pets through preventive
care and early disease diagnosis, which is why our partnership with Canon is a
natural fit,”  said Jeffrey Klausner, DVM, MS, DACVIM, senior vice president
and chief medical officer for Banfield. “Canon’s integrated high-quality
imaging, electronic storage and communications products are revolutionizing
the way veterinary practices create, read and share diagnostic information.
This technology is just one more way Banfield delivers on our commitment of
providing high-quality veterinary medicine.”

In support of enhancing the usability of Canon’s technology for most Banfield
hospitals, the national roll-out will include the installation of the Canon
CXDI-55G(B) DR system. Additionally, Virtual Imaging, Inc., will be supplying
the integration solution and have technicians available for training, service
and support for the DR system throughout the duration of the contract.
Currently, the Canon DR system is being operated in select Banfield locations
and will continue to be installed over the next two years in other Banfield
locations throughout North America and South America. .

Committed to medical imaging since 1997, Canon has introduced several
generations of flat panel detectors that offer a full range of DR system
solutions for various applications. The flexibility of Canon DR solutions
allows for both upgrading existing X-ray systems with Canon DR technology and
including Canon DR systems as part of a completely new system.

For additional information about the vast array of Canon imaging technologies

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
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