Canon Launches New CT Systems and End-to-End CT Workflow Automation

Canon Medical Systems launched two new CT systems at the Radiological Society of North America congress (RSNA):  A new flagship system, Aquilion ONE / INSIGHT Edition, and high-throughput system, Aquilion Serve SP. These latest CT o􀀃erings both employ the time-saving and efficiency-promoting INSTINX workflow solution that was first released last August with the global launch of the Aquilion Serve. The company also shared the news that its Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) Deep Learning Technology has been migrated across all segments of its CT business in order to support high-quality imaging at low dose for all patients, in keeping with its Made for Life philosophy.

Pairing Canon Medical’s most advanced Precise IQ Engine (PIQE) DLR technology with AI-assisted workflow support from INSTINX, the Aquilion ONE / INSIGHT Edition makes high-quality scanning easier and more efficient than ever before. The scanner maximizes the inherent resolution of a CT to provide Super Resolution 1024 matrix images for cardiac and body examinations. Cardiac scanning also gets a boost from its 0.24 sec rotation speed, making one-beat scanning more robust at high heart rates. Hardware upgrades, such as the outstanding heat dissipation of the CoolNovus X-ray tube and the reduced electronic noise from the PUREINSIGHT Detector, further round out the exceptional benefits of this new offering.

Aquilion Serve SP bolsters clinical confidence for all routine examinations, including trauma and cardiac. Its 80-cm wide-bore gantry features two easy-to-use touch screens and inbuilt cameras that support automated one-touch patient positioning. As with the Aquilion ONE / INSIGHT Edition, INSTINX workflow makes learning and using the system a quick and straightforward process and ensures scanning consistency regardless of the level of operator experience.

“It’s an exciting time for Canon Medical CT. With the launch of the Aquilion ONE / INSIGHT Edition and Aquilion Serve SP, we are simplifying and streamlining CT workflow, making the scan experience for more efficient for patients and operators alike. On top of that, we are reaffirming our commitment to our Made for Life philosophy by harnessing Deep Learning Reconstruction to support high-quality imaging at low dose across our entire CT portfolio. The new Aquilion ONE / INSIGHT Edition features an even more advanced version of our PIQE DLR, and AiCE is now available for all segments from our premium systems to the entry level,” said Naoki Sugihara, Vice President and General Manager of CT Systems Division at Canon Medical Systems Corporation.

Canon also unveiled its End-to-End CT Workflow Automation, a suite of solutions that streamline operations from referral through reporting, ultimately enhancing patient care and driving operational efficiencies.

Powered by AI technologies, Canon’s End-to-End CT Workflow Automation includes a suite of tools designed to enhance confidence in the entire CT study process:

INSTINX: A revolutionary CT workflow experience that prioritizes patient-centric care through workflow automation. INSTINX provides easy and safe patient positioning and quick scan planning and maintains consistency between operators, regardless of their experience level. This intuitive design and automated features significantly improve workflow efficiency.

Remote Assist: Enhancing care delivery by providing remote scanning assistance, Remote Assist brings expertise closer to healthcare professionals. This feature allows direct virtual access from the scanner to in-house experts, empowering care teams to increase productivity and consistently deliver high-quality care across the hospital system.

Automation Platform: An AI-powered, zero-click solution that utilizes deep learning technology to streamline workflows, ensuring fast and actionable results every time. Automation Platform significantly reduces manual intervention, enhancing overall effciency.

Vina Analytics: A comprehensive CT Protocol Management solution that simplifies and standardizes protocol management for Canon CT scanners. Vina Analytics offers protocol review, comparison, approval, distribution, and revision history tracking, ensuring a seamless and efficient approach to protocol management.

Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Satrajit Misra, passionately expressed the impact of this groundbreaking development: “In the current landscape of limited access to skilled labor, End-to-End CT Workflow Automation is a game-changer for healthcare providers. By automating various facets of the CT scanning process, we empower healthcare professionals to concentrate on what matters most – delivering exceptional patient care.”

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