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December 2, 2019

Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Installs Newly FDA-Cleared Cartesion Prime Digital PET/CT Scanner from Canon Medical

First Installation to Help Drive Advanced Clinical Insights, Expert Solutions and Business Performance at SDMI

Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging in Las Vegas is the first institution in the world to install Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.’s all-new Cartesion Prime Digital PET/CT system.

CHICAGO, Dec. 2, 2019 – Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging in Las Vegas is the first institution in the world to install Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.’s all-new Cartesion Prime Digital PET/CT system. This installation will provide the initial clinical evaluation of the newly FDA-cleared system, helping to demonstrate its impact on image quality and operational functionality.

The Cartesion Prime boasts a uniquely balanced designed digital PET detector that incorporates full coverage of the crystal scintillators by the SiPM photosensors and one to one crystal to SiPM coupling achieving time of flight resolution of less than 280 picoseconds, resulting in high quality images for increased clinical confidence and productivity. The detector provides a large 27cm axial field of view coverage for quick exams and a more comfortable patient experience. With a strong investment in developing a robust cooling solution, the design of this new digital detector also offers air cooling, allowing for more flexibility and potential cost savings for those institutions interested in digital PET/CT.

“The air-cooling of the new Cartesion Prime Digital PET/CT allowed for an easy, quick and inexpensive installation,” said Mark Winkler, MD, partner, Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging. “Upgrading to this system was as simple as replacing a CT scanner rather than the complexity, time and cost of installing a water-cooled system.”

“The Cartesion Prime was designed to help clinicians chart the right course for their patients’ care while improving operational outcomes,” said Tim Nicholson, managing director, Molecular Imaging Business Unit, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. “The advanced technology can translate into increased diagnostic confidence and quicker workflows.”

“We are excited for what this installation means for our production of the Cartesion Prime PET/CT system,” Tim continued. “Having the opportunity to see the impact of our new digital PET/CT in the clinical environment is a tremendous step forward and a demonstration of how Canon Medical is delivering new, innovative solutions to improve patient care.”

Learn more about Canon Medical’s premium PET/CT technology at this year’s RSNA annual meeting in Chicago, December 1 – 6, 2019 (Booth #1933, South Hall).

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 Vascular equipment, as well as a full suite of Healthcare IT solutions. For more information, visit Canon Medical Systems’ website at

About Canon Medical Systems Corporation

Canon Medical offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Vascular and MR, as well as a full suite of Healthcare IT solutions, across the globe. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide. Our goal is to deliver optimum health opportunities for patients through uncompromised performance, comfort and safety features.

At Canon Medical, we work hand in hand with our partners – our medical, academic and research community. We build relationships based on transparency, trust and respect. Together as one, we strive to create industry-leading solutions that deliver an enriched quality of life. For more information, visit the Canon Medical website:

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