Clean Sweep Live Auction on Thur. March 28th. Click to view the full inventory

DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
Current Location:
> This Story

Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment




CT Homepage

New approach identifies lung cancer patients most likely to respond to chemotherapy Combines radiomics and CT image assessment

BSWH to install Glassbeam's CLEAN blueprint to leverage machine uptime Will include integrated CMMS software by EQ2

Machine learning reduces false positives for lung cancer in low-dose CT False positives occur at rate of 96 percent

Siemens to unveil its SOMATOM go.Top Cardiovascular Edition CT at ACC 19 Ideal for the cardiovascular outpatient setting

Hitachi unveils new CT and ultrasound solutions at ECR Standard version of SCENARIA VIEW and three new Arietta ultrasound solutions

Universal measurement approach to CT X-ray proposed by researchers 'Only a small change to existing practice is required to unify their measurements.'

Philips debuts Incisive CT at ECR Includes industry-first "Tube for Life" guarantee policy

Personalized cardiac test could eliminate unnecessary catheterizations Examines flow of blood with AI and CT

NIH awards $1.8 million to Magnetic Insight for neurovascular MPI Detects magnetic nanoparticle tracers, enables deep-tissue imaging

Siemens focuses on digitalization at HIMSS Its expanded digital service portfolio will be on display

AiCE (Advanced Intelligent
Clear-IQ Engine)

Canon showcases CT image reconstruction tech and software upgrade at ECR

by John R. Fischer , Staff Reporter
Canon Medical Systems showcased, for the first time, its deep convolutional neural network (DCNN) image reconstruction technology for CT imaging at the 2019 European Congress of Radiology last week in Vienna.

Named AiCE (Advanced Intelligent Clear-IQ Engine), the solution applies deep learning to remove noise while preserving true signals in clinical images of any part of the human body scanned by Canon’s two premium scanners, Aquilion Precision and Aquilion ONE GENSIS.

Story Continues Below Advertisement


Special-Pricing Available on Medical Displays, Patient Monitors, Recorders, Printers, Media, Ultrasound Machines, and Cameras.This includes Top Brands such as SONY, BARCO, NDS, NEC, LG, EDAN, EIZO, ELO, FSN, PANASONIC, MITSUBISHI, OLYMPUS, & WIDE.

“By removing that noise very effectively with the AI technology, we can reduce dose further by a reduction of 20 to 40 percent, depending on the body region; reduce dose at the same image quality; further improve image quality at the same dose; or calculate very thin slices at very high image quality with still very low dose,” Joerg Schlegel, senior product marketing manager for Canon Medical Systems Europe, told HCB News.

Such qualities emphasize the importance of this technology for scanners such as Aquilion Precision, which possesses 0.25 millimeter-sized elements, compared to the standard element size of 0.5 for conventional scanners. Because of this quarter difference, the Aquilion Precision either must be very sensitive or require a greater dose in order to produce suitable images.

The addition of AiCE, however, eliminates this challenge, allowing the system to produce high-resolution images at the same dose of a conventional scanner but on a smaller scale of resolution.

The program is trained on high-quality target data from real-patient data sets, extensively processed with advanced Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction (MBIR) for optimal image quality and improved spatial background. It is then validated and implemented on to scanners to provide reconstruction speeds fast enough for busy clinical environments.

In addition to AiCE’s official debut, the Japanese healthcare giant used the event as an opportunity to introduce its new Global Illumination functionality for its existing Vitrea Advanced Visualization modular viewing platform, which provides a range of advanced multi-vendor applications for all modalities.

Global Illumination

The feature enables the delivery of photorealistic 3D renderings of the human anatomy, allowing users to see smaller details such as tendons more clearly, and enhances communication between clinicians and medical professionals such as oncologists and surgeons. It also improves the ability to help patients better understand their anatomy and pathology, and provides support to post-mortem examinations and forensics.

“3D requires a very trained eye to read the 3D images. The communication with other professionals and patients is not so easy, and this new software, or the new way of rendering, helps to improve this way of communication,” said Schlegel. “We need technology like this to communicate among specialties, especially in sharing information with those who are not trained in reading MR and CT images.”

AiCE technology is currently available on Aquilion Precision and Aquilion ONE GENSIS. Global Illumination has been built into standard Vitrea Advanced Visualization platforms that are on sale now and can be bought as an upgrade by providers already equipped with the solution.

CT Homepage

You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2019 DOTmed.com, Inc.