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November 26, 2018

Canon Medical Streamlines Workflow and Enhances Patient Experience with Vantage Galan 3T Upgrades

New 3T MR Software Features Showcased at RSNA 2018

Physicians now have access to enhanced MR imaging capabilities with updated features on the Vantage Galan 3T from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

CHICAGO, Nov. 26, 2018 – Physicians now have access to enhanced MR imaging capabilities with updated features on the Vantage Galan™ 3T from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. The Galan 3T now offers new software features to enable clinicians to streamline workflow by consolidating the usual processes of MR exams, saving time for clinicians while helping to provide a better patient experience.

These new workflow enhancements, also available on the newly launched Vantage Orian 1.5T MR system, include:

  • SUREVOI Knee and KneeLine+* allows clinicians to do quick automated localizing scans of the knees to allow for improved workflow. The automated software analysis automatically aligns anatomy for over 95 percent accuracy in determination and placement of standard knee view scans in just one step.
  • FSE Dixon allows clinicians to take four contrasts in just one scan, including in-phase, out-of-phase, water only and fat only images. This simultaneous acquisition of standard and fat-suppressed images in a single scan can show uniform fat-suppression in difficult-to-shim areas. The new software is especially significant for workflow in spine and orthopedic MR exams.
  • Quick Star – Breathe Freely** has novel applications that allow for free breathing image acquisition in regions that traditionally require patients to hold their breath. Radial data acquisitions that help with the reduction of artifacts related to motion in the abdomen also allow exams to be completed with fewer breath holds and greater patient comfort.

“The enhancements to the Vantage Galan 3T help expand the versatility of MR even further with faster and higher resolution images so that physicians don’t have to sacrifice image quality or patient comfort for speed,” said Dominic Smith, senior director, CT, PET/CT, and MR Business Units, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. “With the help of this new advanced imaging technology, health care providers can produce accurate images, while continuing to provide a quick and comfortable exam experience for their patients.”

Canon Medical is showcasing the new software on the Vantage Galan 3T at this year’s 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.

*Optional on the Galan 3T / XGO Edition and Vantage Orian

**Optional on the Galan 3T / XGO Edition and Vantage Orian, currently limited to 3DT1 acquisitions