About Canon Medical Research Europe

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Canon Medical Research Europe is a leading medical software research and development centre of excellence, generating breakthrough technologies and valuable intellectual property for Canon Medical Systems. Based in the diverse city of Edinburgh we employ over 100 people working as Software Engineers, Scientists, Clinical Specialists, Testers and Business Support and are part of a global corporation headquartered in Japan. We develop next generation medical imaging software to integrate with Canon Medical scanners and other diagnostic healthcare solutions which are installed in hospitals and healthcare centres across the globe.

We develop software that helps saves people’s lives – we help to make a difference!

Our Vision

Empowering the patient and their care team anywhere in the world by transforming information into action.

Our Values

Strong values help us stay true to our vision:

  • We drive and deliver excellence
  • Our influence impacts Canon Medical’s direction
  • We make Canon Medical Research Europe a great place to work
  • We continuously improve
  • Social responsibility is important to us

Our History

Founded in 1995 by a group of Edinburgh University graduates, Voxar became a world leader in 3D medical imaging software and 3D for PACS. In 2009, the company was acquired by Toshiba Medical and renamed Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe. We became Canon Medical Research Europe following the acquisition of Toshiba Medical by Canon in 2016.

As part of the Canon group we continue to work on exciting innovations and generate breakthroughs in advanced imaging technology.