Canon Medical gets US FDA approval for CT image tech

August 5, 2019 0 By FM

Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc has received 510(k) clearance on its new deep convolutional neural network (DCNN) image reconstruction technology.

The 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.

AiCE technology utilises a next generation approach to CT image reconstruction, the company said.