RSNA 2020: Canon Medical offers its AI-based image reconstruction technology across modalities and systems

Canon Medical is expanding its Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) Deep Learning Reconstruction (DLR) technology to additional modalities, clinical indications and systems, making this the widest availability of DLR imaging technology.

AiCE was trained using vast amounts of high-quality image data, and features a deep learning neural network that can reduce noise and boost signal to quickly deliver sharp, clear and distinct images at fast speeds, further opening doors for advancements across multiple imaging exam types.

The company is showcasing AiCE DLR for the Cartesion Prime Digital PET/CT system (pending 510(k) clearance) to bring the possibility of faster scan times, lower dose and improved image quality than traditionally acquired during both the PET and CT acquisitions.

Canon is now making this technology available across many CT scanners in its radiology portfolio. The Aquilion One / Prism edition comes equipped with AiCE to enable deep-learning spectral capabilities for routine clinical use. It’s now also available on the Aquilion Prime SP. With AiCE, the Aquilion Prime SP now enables clinicians to perform super-high-resolution studies at doses equivalent to standard resolution CT (with traditional hybrid iterative reconstruction techniques).

“The core of our breakthroughs is around bringing artificial intelligence that goes beyond the hype to helping our customers manage real-world everyday challenges,” said Dhruv Mehta, senior manager of solutions marketing for CT at Canon. “We’re essentially bringing an entire portfolio of AI capabilities across CT and beyond CT to help customers enhance their diagnostic confidence, improve efficiency through zero-click workflows for faster triaging, and to improve overall operational performance through applications of AI, such as predictive maintenance.”

AiCE DLR is also now available for virtually all types of clinical exams on Canon Medical’s Vantage Orian 1.5T MRI system. (Expanded indications for AiCE are pending 510(k) clearance on the Vantage Orian 1.5T.) The capacity to scan a vastly larger number of clinical indications, in combination with accelerated scan technologies like Compressed SPEEDER, empowers clinicians using MR to boost image quality, performance and productivity.

The company is presenting its AiCE Challenge, demonstrating the value of 1.5T MR with AI-based DLR. Results from the challenge show that respondents often had difficulty differentiating between 3T images without AiCE and Orian 1.5T images with AiCE applied.

“With AiCE on our Vantage Orian 1.5T system, we have the ability to reduce the amount of noise and increase the signal-to-noise ratio. We want our customers to start thinking about what field strength is right for them. Do they need to go to higher field strength, or can they stay at the strength they’re used to and apply a deep learning reconstruction,” said Jonathan Furuyama, managing director, MR Business Unit, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

The company is also featuring its SOLTUS® 500 mobile X-ray system, which now offers two chest algorithms for imaging pleural effusion pneumothorax at the bedside.

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