Cleveland, Ohio (November 21, 2011) – Best known in the U.S. as a leader in MR, CT, and Ultrasound, Hitachi, including Hitachi, Ltd. and its consolidated group companies, is a global pioneer in many facets of healthcare delivery.
Since Hitachi’s inception in 1910, the company has led the way in pioneering new technologies that help people and protect our planet, especially in world of healthcare. “This commitment to healthcare on a comprehensive and global scale brings tremendous benefits to what we offer to the medical imaging market.” said Sheldon Schaffer, Vice President and General Manager of MR and CT for Hitachi.
Hitachi is currently developing and delivering solutions in the areas of: Clinical Laboratory Testing, Diagnostic Imaging, Therapy, Information Management and Healthcare Services.
In Clinical Laboratory Testing, Hitachi is delivering an advanced Clinical Chemistry Analyzer that incorporates accurate robotics and specimen transport technologies that achieve superior test throughput. In Diagnostic Imaging, Hitachi developed and recently commercialized the world’s first silicon breast probe that utilizes cutting edge design and manufacturing to produce higher resolution images than conventional transducers. Hitachi continues to lead the MR market with patient-friendly MR designs that deliver outstanding image quality while reducing patient anxiety and increasing throughput. Over 5,000 patients have been treated by the Hitachi Proton Beam Therapy System, which accelerates protons up to 70% of the speed of light and precisely target tumors while reducing the impact to surrounding healthy tissue.
Beyond a clinical setting, Hitachi serves the healthcare market with advanced information management through the Hitachi Clinical Repository (HCR). HCR enables a single, linear view of a patient’s record to enable better and more efficient patient care.
“Hitachi’s approach to comprehensive healthcare innovation produces advancements for each and every one of its divisions,” said Schaffer. “The developments Hitachi makes in Information Management or Proton Beam Therapy, bring advancements to what we offer in MR, CT and Ultrasound. Having a commitment to healthcare at the very core of Hitachi is an incredible benefit to us and our customers now and in the future.”
About Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.
Hitachi Medical Systems America (HMSA) located in Twinsburg, Ohio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Medical Corporation offers a broad range of diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI and CT. Our innovations in diagnostic imaging provide technology that drives clinical solutions to deliver diagnostic confidence, improve workflow efficiency and provide a better patient experience. In addition to exceptional equipment, HMSA is known for its comprehensive customer support programs to maximize the lifecycle value of equipment through responsive service maintenance, significant software upgrades and on-going applications support.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 362,000 employees worldwide on the consolidated basis. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,316 billion yen ($110.9 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes Information and Telecommunication Systems, Power Systems, Industrial, Transportation and Urban Development Systems, as well as the sophisticated Materials and Key Devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com/.