Agfa strikes DR deal with Canon Medical

July 12, 2000

Agfa strikes DR deal with Canon MedicalAgfa Medical Systems passed up the opportunity to add digital radiography to its product line when it bought Sterling Diagnostics last year but let Sterling’s subsidiary, Direct Radiography Corp., go

Agfa strikes DR deal with Canon Medical

Agfa Medical Systems passed up the opportunity to add digital radiography to its product line when it bought Sterling Diagnostics last year but let Sterling’s subsidiary, Direct Radiography Corp., go (

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2/99). Now the Belgium-based manufacturer of analog film, PACS, and CR will add Canon’s DR-Thorax system to its family of products. The open-ended agreement, which enables Agfa to market the DR-Thorax system in every country except Japan, will last at least three years and could be the beginning of a broader marketing and distribution relationship between the two companies.

In related news, Agfa signed an agreement with ALI Technologies of Vancouver, BC, whereby ALI will offer Agfa CR and hard-copy image systems with ALI’s UltraPACS.