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Pulaski Memorial Hospital Leads the Nation with First Install of Canon Medical Systems' Vantage Titan / Zen Edition 1.5T


Critical Access Facility Opens New Suite to House Advanced MR System,
Making Exams Comfortable for Patients

Patients in Pulaski County, Indiana, now have access to quiet,
comfortable MR exams thanks to the installation of the Vantage
Titan™ / Zen Edition 1.5T
from Canon
Medical Systems USA, Inc.
at Pulaski Memorial Hospital. Pulaski
Memorial, a critical access facility that was previously using a mobile
unit to conduct MR exams, is the first health care provider in the U.S.
to install the system. The facility is leveraging the system to conduct
musculoskeletal (MSK) and neuro exams, as well as expand its abdominal
imaging capabilities.

"We knew we needed a new MR system that would significantly improve
comfort for our patients, while also giving our clinicians high-quality
images so that they could expand the types of imaging exams our facility
performs, without undergoing a steep learning curve," said Aleta Cable,
MR technician, Pulaski Memorial Hospital. "The Titan / Zen Edition 1.5T
delivers on all of our needs. Since installing the system, even our most
claustrophobic patients find the system more comfortable and extremely
quiet. And feedback from our clinicians who use the system has been
enormously positive."

"The Vantage Titan / Zen Edition 1.5T in our new MR suite helps us
improve physician referrals to our facility because of its advanced
imaging tools and patient-friendly features," said Bryson Minix,
diagnostic imaging manager, Pulaski Memorial Hospital. "Since we
installed the system, our patient volume has grown by 20 percent, which
delivers a tangible impact to our bottom line."

The Vantage Titan / Zen Edition 1.5T delivers a complete suite of tools
to help clinicians make accurate diagnoses. The system features workflow
enhancements and patient comfort tools, including Pianissimo™ Zen, which
makes scanning even more quiet by reducing sound during acquisition by
99 percent.* It also improves workflow for difficult procedures like
cardiac, neuro and spine exams with EasyTech, which standardizes
workflow with automatic positioning while delivering consistent image

"We are committed to providing our customers with the diagnostic imaging
tools that fit their business and clinical needs, while also improving
the patient experience," said Dominic Smith, senior director, CT,
PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. "With the
Vantage Titan / Zen Edition, clinicians at Pulaski Memorial have access
to the high-quality images necessary to make accurate, confident
diagnosis, while also delivering a comfortable experience to patients."

About Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc., headquartered in Tustin, Calif.,
markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular
systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and interventional X-ray
equipment. For more information, visit Canon Medical Systems' website at

About Canon Medical Systems Corporation

Canon Medical Systems Corporation develops and manufactures diagnostic
imaging systems including CT, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray systems and
clinical laboratory systems and provides them to around 140 countries
and regions around the world, offering technology that provides faster
diagnosis and early treatment. Under the slogan "Made for Life" (Made
for Partnerships, Made for Patients, Made for You.), Canon Medical
Systems is making positive contributions toward hospital management, and
provides a range of patient-friendly healthcare systems and services,
continuing its long tradition of contributing to healthcare.

Vantage Titan and Pianissimo are trademarks of Canon Medical Systems

*99% reduction by unit of Loudness level "dB" when mUTE or mUTE 4D-MRA
sequences are used.

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