Canon Medical receives FDA clearance for compressed SPEEDER technology for 3T MR system
March 23, 2020
Physicians can now scan faster with the newly FDA-cleared Compressed SPEEDER technology from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. Available on the Vantage Galan 3T MR system, Compressed SPEEDER technology speeds up MRI scan times by reconstructing full resolution images from under-sampled data through iterative reconstruction.
Scan times for MRIs have historically been a challenge. To reduce acquisition times, Compressed SPEEDER supports image acceleration and can be used to avoid unfolding error artifacts sometimes seen with standard parallel imaging, or can achieve higher resolution in 2D Fast Spin Echo (FSE) acquisitions. Reduced scan times also enhance patient comfort, which in turn may enable higher quality images by mitigating patient movement caused by patient discomfort during long scans.
"In advanced MR imaging, shortening scan times is vastly important for both the patient and physician," said Jonathan Furuyama, managing director, MR Business Unit, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. "With the help of this new advanced imaging technology on the Vantage Galan 3T MR system, health care providers can provide a quick and comfortable exam experience for their patients."
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.
About Canon Medical Systems Corporation
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. 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.
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