New Cardiac CT Solution Powered by Artificial Intelligence
By MedImaging International staff writers
Posted on 30 Jul 2020
Image: The Canon Aquilion One Genesis SP system (Photo courtesy of Canon Medical Systems)
An innovative cardiac computerized tomography (CT) solution enables consistent, high-quality studies by harnessing artificial intelligence (AI).
The Canon Medical Systems (Tochigi, Japan) Aquilion One Genesis SP system enhances the Canon suite of collaborative imaging tools, providing a complete, integrated solution to aid medical practitioners address cardiovascular disease at every stage in the process, from evaluation to treatment, offering a wide range of features for complete cardiac care, including a range of innovative CT technologies:
• Improved diagnostic confidence across patients with one-beat, whole-heart acquisition and advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) Deep Learning Reconstruction (DLR), which enables clinicians to obtain sharp, clear and distinct images.
• Automated tools from acquisition through analysis such as SURECardio and Vitrea advanced visualization, which can help clinicians manage their new increase in patient volume, and also deliver proven consistency in high image quality.
• Variable Helical Pitch with three phases (vHP3), which allows three scans to be performed in a single acquisition, seamlessly transitioning between scan parameters optimized for each body region.
• Lower total cost of ownership with a small footprint that can fit into most existing CT rooms, unique scalability to fit varying technology needs, and power save mode improvements that enable the Aquilion One Genesis / SP to require less cost to operate.
• Patient-centric enhancements that help improve safety, comfort and access, including a wide bore (78 cm) and a wide (47 cm) and low (33 cm) couch.
“Due to expanding applications of CT for structural heart procedures and coronary imaging, healthcare providers are growing their cardiac CT programs. Canon Medical’s CT product line, including the Aquilion One / Genesis SP, is designed to offer complete cardiac capabilities,” said Erin Angel, managing director of CT at Canon Medical Systems USA. “The platform was designed to be intuitive, making the acquisition of high quality images easy and reliable across the full spectrum of patients and clinical scenarios.”
Cardiac CT is routinely performed to gain knowledge about cardiac or coronary anatomy, to detect or diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD), to evaluate patency of coronary artery bypass grafts or implanted coronary stents, and to evaluate volumetry and cardiac function, including ejection fraction.