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Message from the President

President's Message

Toshio Takiguchi

We thank you for your continued support and for using our products and services.

Almost a year has elapsed since Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation became a member of the Canon Group in December 2016. As a central pillar of Canon Group's medical business, we are shaping our organization to meet the expectation of future growth. However, the healthcare industry is facing a challenging environment as it adapts to issues such as aging population, growing medical costs, and personalized healthcare. Based on our mission to address each of these issues and fulfill the basic human desire worldwide to enjoy good health and a long life, we continue to conduct business in line with our corporate philosophy, "Made for Life".

Today, when physicians treat their patients, there is a vast amount of data available to them, including biomarkers such as pulsation, blood pressure, and genetic information, as well as diagnostic images. Our unwavering mission is to support physicians by transforming data into information of even greater value in order to provide them with the clear information required for decision making and treatment.

With diagnostic imaging systems as our core business, we have been developing sophisticated technologies. We believe that it is possible to contribute to even more accurate diagnosis and treatment by adopting healthcare IT. For example, we are currently making progress in developing technologies that support diagnosis and treatment based on deep learning in cooperation with a medical institution in the United States. In addition, we anticipate that diagnostic support based on Canon's AI technologies will significantly contribute to improved healthcare in the future.

In October 2017, with the aim of reinforcing the structure for promoting the healthcare IT business, we reformulated the relevant organizations within our company. We expect to generate synergy and contribute to healthcare by integrating our technologies and sales channels with Canon IT.

As in the past, we remain committed to moving forward and growing together with our customers in order to contribute to healthcare throughout the world.

Toshio Takiguchi
President and Chief Executive Officer
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation