Canon Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Deep Convolutional Neural Network Image Reconstruction Technology for CT

Advanced Intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) Delivers High Spatial Resolution 3-5x Faster Than MBIR

TUSTIN, Calif.--()--Building on its advanced image reconstruction technologies, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has received 510(k) clearance on its new deep convolutional neural network (DCNN) image reconstruction technology, ushering in a new era for CT. Canon Medical’s Advanced Intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) uses a deep learning algorithm to differentiate signal from noise so that it can suppress noise while enhancing signal.

The algorithm forges a new frontier for CT image reconstruction with its ability to learn from the high image quality of Model Based Iterative Reconstruction (MBIR) to reconstruct CT images with improved spatial resolution*, 3-5x times faster than traditional MBIR. With AiCE’s deep learning approach, thousands of features learned during training help to differentiate signal from noise for improved resolution. AiCE applies a pre-trained DCNN to enhance spatial resolution while simultaneously reducing noise with reconstruction speeds fast enough for busy clinical environments.

“Our AiCE technology utilizes a next generation approach to CT image reconstruction, further proving Canon Medical’s leadership and commitment to innovation in diagnostic imaging,” said Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Canon Medical Systems USA. “This technology doesn’t just meet our customers’ evolving needs, it exceeds them, opening doors to clearer, more precise images to help optimize patient care.”

About Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc., headquartered in Tustin, Calif., markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and interventional X-ray equipment. For more information, visit Canon Medical Systems’ website at https://us.medical.canon.

About Canon Medical Systems Corporation

Canon Medical offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound and MR, across the globe. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our 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.

At Canon Medical, we work hand in hand with our partners - our medical, academic and research community. We build relationships based on transparency, trust and respect. Together as one, we strive to create industry-leading solutions that deliver an enriched quality of life. For more information, visit the Canon Medical website: https://global.medical.canon

*Compared to AIDR 3D

Contacts

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Rachel Miller
(714) 669-7623
rmiller@us.medical.canon

Christina Patracuolla
(415) 984-2203
christina.patracuolla@ketchum.com

Contacts

For Information:
Rachel Miller
(714) 669-7623
rmiller@us.medical.canon

Christina Patracuolla
(415) 984-2203
christina.patracuolla@ketchum.com