Olympus, Canon Medical partner on endoscopic ultrasound

Canon Medical and Olympus announced that they reached an agreement to collaborate on endoscopic ultrasound technology.

Under the agreement, Canon will develop and manufacture diagnostic ultrasound used in endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS). Olympus handles the sales and marketing efforts in the collaboration.

The deal utilizes Canon’s Aplio i800 diagnostic EUS ultrasound and Olympus’ ultrasound endoscope. Canon and Olympus aim to provide the market with advanced EUS equipment for high-quality image diagnoses. The companies plan to focus on technological advancements and enhancing diagnostic performance. They plan to work together on global expansion, beginning in Japan and Europe.

According to a news release, Canon’s strengths lie in its advanced ultrasound image quality and proprietary technologies. Olympus offers early detection, diagnosis, staging and minimally invasive treatments. The companies hope the collaboration provides qualitat…

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Canon Medical cardiac CT wins FDA clearance

Canon Medical Systems announced today it received FDA 510(k) clearance for expanded capabilities with its Deep Learning Spectral CT.

Tustin, Calif.-based Canon’s Deep Learning Spectral CT’s expanded capabilities reach into cardiovascular applications now, according to a news release.

The CT is available on Canon’s Aquilion ONE/Prism Edition CT system, offering healthcare providers the ability to acquire whole-heart spectral images in one beat. The system includes a 16 cm-wide area detector, 0.275-second whole-heart acquisition capabilities and rapid kVp switching with deep learning spectral reconstruction.

Aquilion ONE/PRISM Edition integrates AI to offer conventional and spectral CT capabilities along with deep clinical insights to give physicians the means to make more informed decisions across the care continuum.

“By integrating AI into spectral imaging, Canon Medical is bringing innovative technology to the market that can ma…

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Canon Medical large bore CT wins FDA clearance

Canon Medical today said it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Aquilion Exceed LB CT system.

Aquilino Exceed is designed to allow clinicians to see more during radiation therapy planning for more accuracy, precision and speed. It supports fast and efficient radiation oncology workflows without compromising patient position, according to the Tustin, Calif.-based company.

The CT system has a large bore opening of 90cm with edge-to-edge extended field-of-view (90cm) reconstruction and wide detector coverage of 4cm. It uses Canon Medical’s intelligent Clear-IQ Engine Deep Learning Reconstruction technology.

“The Aquilion Exceed LB was designed to push the boundaries of traditional simulation,” Erin Angel, managing director of Canon’s CT business unit, said in a news release. “Deep learning reconstruction will give radiation oncology teams the confidence they need for accurate and precise planning across patients.”

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