January 8, 2019 | News & Notices Shimadzu Medical Systems USA acquires Core Medical Imaging, Inc. to strengthen Healthcare Business in North America

TORRANCE, CA – January 7, 2019 - Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation (hereinafter “Shimadzu”), in order to further expand its Healthcare Business in North America, has acquired Core Medical Imaging, Inc. (hereinafter “CMI”).

CMI, with its head office in Kenmore, WA, has successfully provided medical imaging products and service as an authorized dealer of several professional brands, such as Shimadzu, since the year 2000. CMI’s focus has been throughout the Northwest region of the U.S. and has established an excellent business reputation among its customers. In Shimadzu’s mid-term business strategy, its medical systems division aims to expand its business by further strengthening the world’s largest medical marketing; the North American business. This acquisition is based on that key strategy.

As our average life expectancy becomes longer, medical imaging technology and systems are gaining a more significant role in supporting healthier lives throughout this aging society by detecting diseases earlier, diagnosing more precisely and supporting less invasive treatments to minimize the patients’ burden while maximizing their Quality of Life. Shimadzu, an advanced healthcare solutions provider, believes that this new business investment will help them strengthen and expand their direct involvement in the North American healthcare market and contribute to better personal health with premium medical systems and unique technologies.

About CORE Medical Imaging (CMI)

Since 2000, Core Medical Imaging has been helping hospitals and clinics throughout the Pacific Northwest, achieve excellence in patient care. We believe that efficient, flexible, high quality medical imaging is one clear path to better diagnosis, better treatment, and better health. CMI is headquartered in Kenmore, WA. Visit CMI at

About Shimadzu Medical Systems USA (SMS)

Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a division of Shimadzu Precision Instruments, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation, is its medical business subsidiary in USA.

Shimadzu Corporation, an international enterprise founded in 1875 in Kyoto, Japan and the parent of Shimadzu Medical Systems USA (SMS), is a global provider of medical diagnostic imaging equipment including conventional (Rad & RF), interventional (CardioVascular) and digital X-Ray systems. Shimadzu Medical Systems USA is headquartered in Torrance, California with Sales and Service offices throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Canada with a Sales and Marketing office located in Cleveland, Ohio and Southwest Direct Operations headquartered in Dallas,Texas as well as Direct Service and Sales in the greater Chicago area.

For further information about Shimadzu Medical Systems USA or other activities of Shimadzu in North America, please visit us at