Canon launches CT scanner with 90cm bore at ASTRO 2020

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Canon Medical booth at ASTRO 2020

Canon Medical Systems has launched its Aquilion Exceed LB (pending 510(k) clearance), a CT scanner dedicated to radiation therapy planning, at this week’s American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) virtual meeting (23–29 October). At 90cm, the new scanner sports what Canon believes to be the largest bore in the industry, and features a 90cm edge-to-edge extended field-of-view reconstruction and a wide detector coverage of 4cm.

The system also uses Canon’s Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) Deep Learning Reconstruction (DLR) technology, pioneered on the company’s diagnostic radiology CT line.

“Accurate simulation across even the most challenging treatment plans is imperative during radiation therapy planning,” comments Erin Angel, managing director, CT Business Unit, Canon Medical Systems USA. “At Canon Medical, we deliver solutions that meet providers’ needs but also push the boundaries of traditional simulation. With the Aquilion Exceed LB, we brought deep learning reconstruction to the CT simulation space. This will revolutionise care for cancer patients and give the radiation oncology team the confidence and precision they need for accurate planning across patients.”

While the Aquilion Exceed LB is pending 510(k) clearance, international shipments outside the USA are ready to start now, the company said.


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