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December 2, 2019

Canon Medical’s Compressed SPEEDER MR Technology Helps Clinicians Reduce Scan Time While Maintaining Image Resolution

MR Technology Accelerates Scan Time by Up to Four Times for Improved Patient Experience

Physicians can now scan faster while maintaining MR image resolution with Compressed SPEEDER technology (pending 510(k) clearance) from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

CHICAGO, Dec. 2, 2019 – Physicians can now scan faster while maintaining MR image resolution with Compressed SPEEDER technology (pending 510(k) clearance) from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. Scan times in MRIs have historically been a challenge in clinical practices, where shorter scan times are typically associated with lower resolution or a lower signal to noise ratio (SNR). To reduce acquisition time while maintaining image quality, Canon Medical’s innovative Compressed SPEEDER supports high acceleration and can be used to avoid artifacts, while maintaining resolution and signal to noise ratio (SNR).

Available on the Vantage Galan™ 3T and Vantage Vantage OrianTM 1.5T*, the technology speeds up MRI scan times by up to four times by reconstructing full resolution images from highly under-sampled data and shorter scans. The technology provides exceptional image quality and has great potential to help clinicians improve productivity. Reduced scan times also enhance patient comfort, which in turn produces higher quality images by mitigating patient movement caused by patient discomfort during long scans.

“In advanced imaging, generating high quality images and shortening scan times are paramount to success for both the patient and physician,” said Jonathan Furuyama, managing director, MR Business Unit, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. “With the help of this new advanced imaging technology and Canon Medical’s innovative MR systems, health care providers can produce high resolution images, while providing a quick and comfortable exam experience for their patients.”

Learn more about Canon Medical’s premium MR technology at this year’s RSNA annual meeting in Chicago, December 1 – 6, 2019 (Booth #1933, South Hall).

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, Vascular and MR, as well as a full suite of Healthcare IT solutions, 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 solutinons that deliver an enriched quality of life. For more information, visit the Canon Medical website:

*Compressed SPEEDER pending 510(k) clearance on the Vantage Galan 3T and Vantage Orian 1.5T systems

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