Canon Medical receives FDA clearance for compressed technology for 3D exams

Dec. 30, 2020

Compressed SPEEDER technology has been U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared for 3D sequences on Canon Medical Systems USA’s Vantage Orian 1.5T MR system, so clinicians can expect to scan at least twice as fast or faster in many clinical scenarios, reported the company.

Compressed SPEEDER 3D boosts magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan times during 3D sequences for exams such as surgical planning and orthopedic applications by reconstructing full resolution images from under-sampled data through iterative reconstruction. The technique overcomes many of the limitations inherent to traditional parallel imaging and allows for greater acceleration. The system can even further accelerate exams with Fast3D, a new technique that can be used in combination with Compressed SPEEDER 3D to help make exams even quicker.

Compressed SPEEDER is available as an option in an all-new new version of M-Power software for the Vantage Orian 1.5T, which is also available with Fat Fraction Quantification, an application integrated directly onto the system’s console to help clinicians image and quantify fatty liver disease. The application acquires six MR echoes at once, allowing for quick diagnoses, detailed severity grading, disease monitoring and treatment response, all in alignment with QIBA standards.

Canon Medical Systems USA has the release.