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

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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

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:

*Compared to AIDR 3D