Shimadzu and AHRA Create Partnership

SUDBURY, MA, September 11, 2013 – Shimadzu Corporation and the AHRA Education Foundation (EF) are pleased to announce a five year partnership (2013 – 2017) as part of the AHRA EF Expanding Excellence Campaign.

Shimadzu has been a long time supporter of AHRA in advancing the medical imaging industry, but in 2013 surpassed all historic levels of investment in its Foundation. With a commitment at the three star partnership level, a total of $102,200 has been pledged over the five year period. Shimadzu joins other leading corporate partners in the top tier of the campaign.

The AHRA Expanding Excellence Campaign has been an unprecedented fundraising effort that surpassed its $3,000,000 goal by raising a total of $3,168,375. Several corporations and many AHRA members made commitments to the AHRA EF in support of world class education and research initiatives in the imaging management profession.

“Developing partnerships with industry leaders such as Shimadzu is truly a great opportunity for us all to work together in advancing the profession. I look forward to our partnership objectives being realized in the next five years and developing our relationship even further into the future.” — AHRA EF Chair, Luann Culbreth, CRA, FAHRA.

Frank Serrao, Shimadzu’s Marketing Manager for North America states, “Shimadzu Medical Systems has always supported the AHRA, its organization and its goals to educate the imaging community. We feel that partnered formally (AHRA and Shimadzu) only strengthens our resolve to work side-by-side with healthcare professionals and our cutting edge technology for vastly improving the patient experience.”

About AHRA - – AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management is the professional organization representing management at all levels of hospital imaging departments, freestanding imaging centers, and group practices. Founded in 1973, AHRA’s over 5000 members reach across the country and around the world. AHRA offers a complete slate of professional development programs including a comprehensive selection of educational conferences and seminars, networking opportunities, award winning publications, and the Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) credential.

About Shimadzu – Shimadzu Corporation, founded in 1896 in Kyoto, Japan, is a global provider of medical diagnostic equipment including conventional, interventional, and digital X-ray systems. Shimadzu Medical Systems USA is headquartered in Torrance, California, with direct operations headquartered in Dallas, Texas. It maintains sales and service offices throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Visit for detailed information.