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Canon Medical Reinvents Workflow Routine with Aquilion Serve CT Scanner


Canon Medical has announced that its new 80/160-slice CT scanner Aquilion Serve is now available worldwide. Designed for busy medical imaging departments, it delivers consistent imaging results with less training, better image quality, lower radiation dose and faster throughput – leaving more time for patient care.

Aquilion Serve is a cost-effective solution for all routine examinations, including trauma and cardiac. Its newly designed 80-cm wide-bore gantry features two easy-to-use touch screens and inbuilt cameras that support automated one-touch patient positioning. It also introduces the next-generation INSTINX workflow solution, which combines AI-enabled automation with innovative hardware and an intuitive user experience to support fast, easy, and safe CT exams. The new workflow also dramatically reduces training time for operators.

Aquilion Serve introduces an industry-first 3D Landmark Scan, which is acquired at the same dose as a traditional 2D scanogram. 3D Landmark Scan provides a preview of the full scan range instead of the traditional 2D view for scan planning. This, in conjunction with Anatomical Landmark Detection (ALD), can accurately identify the anatomical structures required to perform automatic scan planning for all routine examinations. Moreover, scan range and field of view can be automatically set to a position predefined in the scan protocol to save time, while ensuring consistent results for all CT technologists.

For image quality, Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) harnesses the power of deep learning to distinguish signal from noise and deliver extremely sharp, clear and distinct CT images. Fully integrated into the patient-centric workflow, it also reduces the dose levels significantly.

“The Aquilion Serve intelligently supports a patient’s journey through a CT examination with technology that will change the way you perform a CT examination forever. With an optimized workflow experience that enables consistent results to be provided more quickly while maintaining low dose, Aquilion Serve ‘simply delivers’,” said Naoki Sugihara, Vice President and General Manager of CT Systems Division at Canon Medical Systems Corporation.

As part of the new system, Canon introduces INSTINX, a total workflow experience redesigned from the ground up to set new standards in efficiency and consistency. Every detail of the workflow has been thoroughly refined based on clinical testing in medical centers around the world.

Now every operation is more intuitive and can be learned faster than ever before. This ease of use contributes to work satisfaction, time savings and flexible allocation of resources.

Source: Canon Medical

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