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Canon Medical Systems Corporation
FormerlyToshiba Medical Systems
IndustryMedical electronics
FoundedSeptember 23, 1948
HeadquartersŌtawara, Tochigi, Japan
Area served
Key people
Toshio Takiguchi [1]
ParentCanon Inc.

Canon Medical Systems Corporation is a medical equipment company based in Ōtawara, Tochigi, Japan. Formerly known as Toshiba Medical, a subsidiary of Toshiba, the company 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.[2] The company was acquired by Canon Inc. in 2016.[3]

Canon Medical Systems is, since late 2012, the Official Medical Systems Partner of Manchester United FC as per a multi-million 5-year contract.[4]

Major competitors

Major competitors of CMSC (Canon Medical Systems Corporation) include:[5]


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  2. ^ "History - Innovation from Toshiba". Toshiba Medical Systems. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Canon Inc. to acquire Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation shares and make it a subsidiary". Canon Inc. 2016-12-19. Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  4. ^ "Reds announce Toshiba deal". 2 September 2012. Manchester United FC. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  5. ^ Freudenheim, Milt (28 November 2000). "G.E.'S NEXT LEADER: THE TRAINING GROUND; Success Built On Selling Imaging Gear". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 March 2011.