CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hitachi Medical Systems America (HMSA) and Horizon Medical Services are pleased to announce that they have received Health Canada approval for the SCENARIA 64-slice CT System. SCENARIA offers the latest dose saving technologies that meet todays need for a CT system that provides both routine and advanced applications with enhanced performance and value.

"With this approval from Health Canada, we are excited to bring the SCENARIA 64-slice CT system to the Canadian health system and continue the expansion of our diagnostic imaging solutions in Canada," said Sheldon Schaffer, Vice President and General Manager, MRI & CT. "The SCENARIA responds to the global challenge to simultaneously provide excellent image quality across a wide range of clinical applications with sophisticated dose reduction capabilities all in an ergonomic package that accommodates the patient comfortably."

"We at Horizon Medical are extremely pleased to be able to add the SCENARIA to the Hitachi product line that we are able to offer to Canadian Diagnostic Imaging Departments across the country," adds Horizon Medical Services Ltd. CEO, Larry Riley. "It is always a benefit to end-users to add more choices when it comes to high-end CT systems and Hitachi offers a very competitive product with no comprises in clinical use."

About Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.

Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc. (HMSA) markets advanced diagnostic medical imaging systems of Hitachi Medical Corp., Tokyo, Japan. The company markets High-Field Bore-Less Oasis and Short-Bore Echelon MRI, multi-slice CT and ultrasound throughout the United States. For more information on Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc. please visit

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban 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

About Horizon Medical Services Ltd.

Canadian-owned and operated, Horizon Medical Services specializes in developing comprehensive diagnostic solutions for hospital and clinic environments throughout North America. They market advanced technology for a diverse range of modalities including digital x-ray, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, CT, and MRI applications. In keeping pace with an ever-changing medical field, they offer the advantage of customized, integrated solutions composed of premium equipment and software from multiple vendors. Their customers value them as a trusted, single-source partner. For more information on Horizon, please visit the companys website at

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