Canon has been appointed the official imaging supporter for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The company aims to demonstrate its imaging technology by supporting athletes and organisers with on-site medical imaging services, dedicated professional service support and printing solutions.
Birmingham 2022 ceo Ian Reid said: “We are delighted to have Canon on board as our official imaging supporter for Birmingham 2022. Canon is a clear leader in imaging technologies and has an enviable pedigree when it comes to sports and leisure events and it is this that makes it the perfect partner to help us deliver a truly memorable edition of the games.”
Imaging services will support the athletes’ performance during the games as MRI, ultrasound and x-ray imaging services will be available in the athletes village and diagnostic vehicles.
Canon Medical Systems UK managing director Mark Hitchman said: “We’re excited to use our industry- leading medical imaging technologies to help make Birmingham 2022 next summer’s biggest sporting event. High level performance demands high quality medical support, and our experience in using our technology to support some of Europe’s biggest sporting teams and events will be instrumental in keeping the athletes at the games fit, healthy and at the top of their game.”
The Commonwealth Games will see around 6,000 athletes from 72 nations and territories compete in 19 sports and eight para-sports across 14 venues from July 28 to August 8, 2022.
Picture: Birmingham 2022 chief information officer Adrian Corcoran, Canon EMEA president and ceo Yuichi Ishizuka, Birmingham 2022 ceo Ian Reid and Canon Medical Systems UK md Mark Hitchman.
Published on page 20 of the October 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.