Canon Unveils Aquilion ONE / PRISM Edition Spectral CT Scanner

At the RSNA 2019 conference in Chicago, Canon Medical showed off its brand new Aquilion ONE / PRISM Edition spectral CT scanner, a system that takes advantage of artificial intelligence technologies.

The device relies on Canon’s Advanced intelligent Clear IQ Engine (AiCE) along with its Deep Learning Spectral Reconstruction imaging algorithms to improve capabilities when scanning patients using both conventional and spectral computed tomography.

AiCE is yet to be FDA cleared, but it’s a system that uses deep learning to identify true signals from the noise, resulting in clearer, sharper images. The technology was trained using previously acquired data and is applicable when scanning all parts of the body, including the lungs, brain, and heart.

Deep Learning Spectral Imaging is also pending FDA clearance, and it takes advantage of rapid kV switching with patient-specific mA modulation, full field of view acquisition, and a large coverage area, and uses these within a deep learning reconstruction algorithm to guarantee high energy separation and low noise.

The system also comes with a new CT fluoroscopy interface for fast procedural workflows and single person operation.

“The intelligent technologies that make up the Aquilion ONE / PRISM Edition give healthcare providers the clinical confidence they need to reach new heights – from both a clinical and business perspective,” said Erin Angel, managing director, CT Business Unit, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc., in a press release. “Canon Medical’s deep learning reconstruction technology is pushing routine diagnostic imaging into the age of AI assisted imaging, revolutionizing patient care by enabling improved diagnostic confidence.

Via: Canon Medical