Canon’s Big Virtual RSNA

Canon Medical was among the first companies to decide to virtually exhibit at RSNA 2021, but the OEM still had quite a presence, prominently placing Canon signage throughout the convention center and announcing a range of new products and technologies. 

Vantage Fortian – Canon expanded its open bore MRI lineup, launching the Vantage Fortian 1.5T system. The FDA-cleared MRI debuts with a range of productivity enhancements, including new patient monitoring and positioning tools and planning tools for liver, prostate, and whole spine imaging. The Vantage Fortian also adopts Canon’s prioritized AiCE deep learning image reconstruction technology.

MRI Solution Expansion – The Vantage Fortian’s new automation tools will soon expand to Canon’s Vantage Orian 1.5T MR and later go into the Vantage Galan 3T system (pending regulatory approval). Canon will also make Resoundant Inc.’s advanced Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) technology available with its latest MRIs.

Premium Ultrasound Overhaul – Canon Medical introduced the Aplio i-series / Prism Edition, completely redesigning its premium ultrasound family. The Aplio i-series / Prism Edition ultrasounds launch with a new interface and ergonomics, higher processing power, added image enhancement applications (microvascular, ultra wide view), and new AI-based workflow automations.

Aquilion ONE / PRISM CT Enhancements – Canon continued to enhance its Aquilion ONE / PRISM Edition CT scanner, adding its new Precise IQ Engine (PIQE, a new DLIR solution for cardiac CT image enhancement) and SilverBeam X-ray filter (reduces lung cancer CT radiation dosage close to CXRs). These FDA-pending enhancements come one year after the Aquilion ONE / PRISM Edition added Deep Learning Spectral CT scanning (allowing one-beat cardiac scans).

Hi-Def Interventional Detector – Canon also launched a new 12×16 Hi-Def detector for its range of Alphenix interventional systems (Sky +, 4D CT with Sky +, Biplane, and Core+), joining its existing 12×12 detector. The hybrid detector has the highest resolution on the market (76 micron resolution, up to 6.6 lp/mm), while achieving 2-times greater spatial resolution than conventional flat panels.

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