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November 30, 2020

Canon Medical’s Compressed SPEEDER Helps Clinicians Reduce Scan Times for 3D MR Exams

MR Technology Accelerates Scan Time for Improved Patient Experience

With Compressed SPEEDER 3D technology for the Vantage Orian 1.5T MR system, clinicians can reduce scan times during 3D MR exams, such as surgical planning and orthopedic applications.

TUSTIN, Calif., Nov. 30, 2020 – With the challenges of infectious diseases like COVID-19 and the ever-present financial pressure to increase throughput, it’s more important than ever before to scan faster. To address these challenges, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. will be showcasing the next evolution of Compressed SPEEDER technology: Compressed SPEEDER for 3D sequences (pending 510(k) clearance), at the virtual RSNA 2020 annual meeting, Nov. 29 – Dec. 5.

With Compressed SPEEDER 3D technology for the Vantage Orian 1.5T MR system, clinicians can reduce scan times during 3D MR exams, such as surgical planning and orthopedic applications. Compressed SPEEDER boosts MRI scan times by reconstructing full resolution images from under-sampled data through iterative reconstruction. The innovative technique overcomes many of the limitations inherent to traditional parallel imaging and allows for even greater acceleration.

“In advanced MR imaging, shortening scan times is vastly important for both the patient and physician,” said Jonathan Furuyama, managing director, MR Business Unit, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. “By advancing from 2D to 3D, healthcare providers can continue providing a quick and comfortable exam experience for their patients while clinicians have the most advanced techniques at their fingertips.”

Faster exams translate to increased clinical confidence and patient satisfaction. In the time of COVID-19, they allow for the time necessary in between exams to clean or disinfect the scanner and accommodate an influx of procedures that have been delayed or postponed. More scans per day also enables clinicians to spend more time with patients, boosting patient satisfaction. In addition, faster scans enhance patient comfort, which in turn may enable higher quality images by mitigating patient movement caused by patient discomfort during long scans.

Learn more about Compressed SPEEDER for 3D sequences at this year’s virtual RSNA annual meeting at Canon Medical’s unique, immersive booth experience.

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, molecular imaging, 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.

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