New techniques like Deep Learning Reconstruction technology are advancing medical imaging by harmonizing the trade-offs between resolution, speed and SNR. In addition, accelerated scan techniques, quantifiable imaging and methods to reduce distortion and artifacts are enhancing diagnostic capability.
In combination with unique Canon scan acceleration technologies like Compressed SPEEDER and Fast 3D mode, you have the ability to scan faster and higher resolutions and enhance SNR by removing noise during image reconstruction.
AiCE combines with Compressed SPEEDER
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AiCE combines with Fast 3D mode *Breath hold
Pancreatic cystic lesions
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AiCE combines with SPEEDER
Minimize image distortion to enhance diagnostic capability
Unnecessary distortion can hide or make lesions difficult to detect, so solutions that reduce distortion are useful for diagnostics. DWI / DTI in particular are sensitive to the effects of magnetic susceptibility, with distortion appearing where the magnetic susceptibility changes. Canon’s RDC DWI and DTI minimize distortion which enhances diagnostic performance in these advanced imaging techniques.
Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) DTI is an advanced MRI technique that utilizes the EPI method to visualize continuous white matter tracts running in various directions in the brain.
RDC DWI RDC DWI (Reverse encoding Distortion Correction DWI) is intended to reduce distortion in phase encoding direction due to B0 field inhomogeneity or eddy current, in DWI sequence.
Improving imaging robustness to enhance diagnostic capability
Many scan and patient situations present challenges with motion artifacts and distortion. Even amongst these challenges, Canon technology delivers diagnostically relevant images to avoid re-scans.
metal Artifact Reduction Technique EXPansion (mART EXP) mART EXP is 3D method to reduce in-plane and through-plane distortion artifact induced by susceptibility. Compressed SPEEDER can reduce scan time.
Iterative Motion Correction (IMC) IMC is a motion correction technology for motion artifacts caused by sporadic movements. IMC comprises two main steps: shot rejection and image reconstruction.
Quantifiable imaging to enhance diagnostic capability
Quantitative imaging techniques provide a wide range of options for referring physicians and staff. New techniques like MR Elastography and Fat Fraction Quantification (FFQ) for liver staging and quantification, and contrast free Arterial Spin Labeling increase the imaging tools available for imaging various disease sets that were previously handled in other imaging modalities.
MR Elastography (MRE) MRE is the only MRI technology that has been validated for staging liver fibrosis.
The role of MRE has been increasingly recognized in multidisciplinary clinical guidelines for noninvasive liver fibrosis assessment, particularly in suspected cases of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Non-invasive fat imaging and quantification Imaging is rapidly becoming the standard for fat quantification. Canon's fat imaging and quantification can simultaneously, in a single breath held exam, provide quantitative maps of the liver to measure proton density fat fraction (PDFF) and R2*.
pseudo-Continuous Arterial Spin Labeling (pCASL)
Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) MRI provides non-invasive methods to measure tissue perfusion without the use of external contrast agents. pCASL utilizes a fast spin echo (FSE) readout which makes it less sensitive to susceptibility artifacts and provides better image quality than other solutions.
Intelligent advanced MRI post processing
Advanced post processing enhances diagnosis while helping to expand patient services. Access advanced applications with Olea/Vitrea post processing tools.
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