History

1910

Hitachi, Ltd. is founded

1928

Shibuya X-ray Factory, Ltd. is founded (later Hitachi Medico, Ltd.)

1949

Higashi-Nippon Senikikai KK is founded

1950

Iatrophysics Laboratory, Ltd. is founded (later Aloka, Ltd.)

1951

Hitachi, Ltd. transfers Shibuya X-ray Factory, Ltd.'s x-ray tubes to Hitachi's Mobara Factory and the company's x-ray devices to Hitachi's Kameido Factory

1953

X-ray devices are commercialized

1955

Company name is changed from Higashi-Nippon Senikikai KK to Hitachi X-ray Sales, Ltd. (later Hitachi Medico, Ltd.)

1958

Company name is changed from Iatrophysics Laboratory, Ltd. to Japan Wireless Iatrophysics Laboratory, Ltd. (later Aloka, Ltd.)

1960

Vehicle for mass gastric examinations is developed

1960

An ultrasonic diagnostic instrument is developed

1969

The medical device department of Hitachi Ltd.'s Kameido Factory and Osaka X-ray Factory are merged with Hitachi X-ray Sales, Ltd., and Hitachi X-ray, Ltd. is established

1973

Company name is changed from Hitachi X-ray, Ltd. to Hitachi Medico, Ltd.

1975

A cranial x-ray CT scanner is developed

1976

Company name is changed from Japan Wireless Iatrophysics Laboratory, Ltd. to Aloka, Ltd.

1983

A Doppler device and convex probe are developed

1984

The x-ray tube department at Hitachi Ltd.'s Mobara Factory is taken over by Hitachi Medico, Ltd.

1995

An optical topography is developed

2002

An open MRI scanner with the strongest magnetic field and largest space is developed

2003

An ultrasonic elastography RVS is developed

2011

Company name is changed from Aloka, Ltd. to Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.

2013

A 3-tesla superconducting MRI scanners is developed

2014

Ultrasonic devices featuring Symphonic Technology are developed

2016

Hitachi, Ltd. merges Hitachi Medico, Ltd. and Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.

2021

FUJIFILM Healthcare Corporation is established and Hitachi, Ltd.'s diagnostic image related businesses are inherited through an absorption-type split