Canon CXDI Digital Detectors and Virtual Imaging RadPRO Products Receive
Certification and Accreditation from U.S. Department of the Air Force
MELVILLE, N.Y. -- April 18, 2013
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its
complete current CXDI lineup of digital radiology systems as well as the
Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon U.S.A Company, RadPRO^1 lineup have received
Air Force (AF) information assurance certification. AF Certification and
Accreditation (C&A) marks a significant breakthrough for Canon and its
subsidiary, Virtual Imaging, as they are the first companies in the digital
radiology marketplace to receive this certification and accreditation on their
complete portfolio of direct capture radiology systems. This certification
validates that the security features of the Canon CXDI Digital Detectors and
Virtual Imaging's RadPRO digital radiology systems meet the stringent security
requirements of the Air Force.
"In today's healthcare environment the lines are blurred between medical
devices and information systems, and Information Assurance requirements have
been put in place to keep the Air Force’s network secure, ensure patient data
is properly managed, and protect medical devices from cyberattacks,” said
Lieutenant Colonel Erich Murrell, Chief Information Security Officer for
Medical Devices and Director of the Medical Device Information Security
Program Office. “While this is a growing issue in all industries, the Air
Force's rigorous guidelines and testing of devices such as Canon’s suite of
digital detectors and Virtual Imaging’s RadPRO radiology systems help us
prevent security breaches so that the Air Force Medical Service Team can rest
assured their radiological devices are secure, reliable and, most importantly,
The AF conducted an extensive certification and accreditation process of the
current CXDI digital detectors and RadPRO devices, including a detailed review
of the product design, configuration, workflow, FDA clearance (where
required), and maintenance plans, as well as a full risk assessment of system
scans and documentation. This analysis and testing led to the granting of Air
Force Certification and Accreditation for the Canon digital radiography
detectors and RadPRO lineup.
“This is a huge milestone for Canon and Virtual Imaging as it is a testament
to the ongoing emphasis we place on information security features in our
healthcare technologies. The current Canon CXDI digital detectors and RadPRO
systems have met all of the United States Air Force’s Information Assurance
requirements, allowing any AF medical treatment facility to use these
devices,” said Chris Duca, president of Virtual Imaging, Inc., a Canon U.S.A.
The AFCAP Certified and Accredited Canon CXDI digital detectors and RadPRO
systems can be purchased and installed and utilized at any of the AFMS medical
facilities. Currently, the AFMS uses Canon products at many deployed and fixed
facilities throughout the world.
For more information about radiology solutions from Canon and Virtual Imaging,
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 $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the
PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest
level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based
consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon
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About Virtual Imaging, Inc
Virtual Imaging, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Combining unmatched experience, extensive resources and broad business
functions, Virtual Imaging collaborates with large complex hospital, imaging
centers, private physician offices and government organizations to support
them in becoming efficient, high-performance healthcare providers and
professionals with the latest in digital radiography technology. We assist in
the forward advancement of our clients, from strategic planning to day-to-day
operations, with our commitment to providing products and services for
diagnostic equipment, imaging solutions, and digital flat panel technology.
Learn more at www.virtualimaging-fl.com or www.usa.canon/dr.
†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their
^1All products sold under the RadPRO brand are products of Virtual Imaging,
Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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