Canon Medical Expands AI-Based Image Reconstruction Technology

The company moves into body applications via its Galan 3T MR System.

By Joel Davies -

Canon Medical is bringing accessible artificial intelligence (AI) for improved image quality to more patients with expanded clinical indications for 3T MR. Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) Deep Learning Reconstruction (DLR) can now be used for 96 percent of all procedures using the Vantage Galan 3T MR system*, expanding from previously FDA-cleared brain and knee indications to a vastly larger number of clinical indications, from prostate to shoulders, including all joints, cardiac, pelvis, abdomen, and spine.

AiCE was trained using vast amounts of high-quality image data and features a deep learning neural network that can reduce noise and boost the signal to quickly deliver sharp, clear, and distinct images, allowing clinicians to boost image quality, performance, productivity, and throughput on a whole new scale.

With the expansion of indications, Canon Medical’s AiCE Challenge has also expanded. To see if you can tell the difference between 1.5T AiCE and traditional 3T image quality, you can take the AiCE Challenge.

“With this expansion of AiCE, Canon Medical now offers advanced AI technology on its 1.5T and 3T MR systems”, said Mark Totina, managing director, MR Business Unit, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. “Canon Medical remains committed to making images easy to read and acquire, and this expansion further demonstrates our commitment to offering accessible AI that clinicians can use to make the greatest impact on patient care”.

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The AiCE can be used for 96 percent of all procedures. image: Canon.

As part of the original AiCE Challenge, radiologists and technologists were asked if they could tell the difference between images taken on the Vantage Orian 1.5T system using AiCE with standard 3T MRI images with the same acquisition protocol for both scanners. Half of the time respondents had difficulty differentiating between 3T images without AiCE and Orian 1.5T images with AiCE applied**. This next phase of the challenge will focus on body imaging, where the previous challenge focused on brain and knee images.

Canon Medical offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Vascular, and MR, as well as a full suite of Healthcare IT solutions, across the globe. Its mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide. Our goal is to deliver optimum health opportunities for patients through uncompromised performance, comfort, and safety features.

You can find more information about Canon Medical on its website.

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* Based on the IMV report on total MR Procedure Volume in 2019
** Data on file. 50 percent of Radiologists chose 1.5T MR with AiCE over 3T during AiCE challenge.

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