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November 25, 2018

Canon Medical Forges New Ground with Deep Convolutional Neural Network Image Reconstruction for CT

Advanced Intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) Delivers Advanced Image Quality with High Spatial Resolution

CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 2018 – Building on its advanced image reconstruction technologies, today Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. introduces deep convolutional neural network (DCNN) image reconstruction, ushering in a new era for CT. Canon Medical’s Advanced Intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) (pending 510(k) clearance) uses deep learning technology 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.

Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. introduces deep convolutional neural network (DCNN) image reconstruction, ushering in a new era for CT.

“As a leader in deep learning reconstruction technology for CT images, Canon Medical is committed to forging new ground for CT imaging in order to meet our customers’ evolving needs,” said Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Canon Medical Systems USA. “With AiCE technology, we haven’t just raised the bar, we’ve set a new standard for image reconstruction in CT.”

Canon Medical is showcasing its AiCE technology at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, November 25 – 30, 2018 (Booth #1938, South Level 3).

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 Systems Corporation develops and manufactures diagnostic imaging systems including CT, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray systems and clinical laboratory systems and provides them to around 140 countries and regions around the world, offering technology that provides faster diagnosis and early treatment. Under the slogan “Made for Life” (Made for Partnerships, Made for Patients, Made for You.), Canon Medical Systems is making positive contributions toward hospital management, and provides a range of patient-friendly healthcare systems and services, continuing its long tradition of contributing to healthcare.