AI & deep learning innovations from Canon Medical Systems UK

Canon Medical Automation Platform integrates stroke application

Powering clinical productivity with informed decision making

Improving productivity, saving time and reducing the burden on clinicians are some of the benefits of AI-assisted automated workflow in diagnostic imaging.

Canon Medical’s Automation Platform utilises deep learning technology to provide valuable clinical applications in a zero-click workflow. From scanner to clinical decision, you will be supported by leading-edge deep learning technologies that process and deliver images for accurate triage, worklist prioritization and treatment decisions. This streamlines workflows by automating post processing of images directly from the scanner and then automatically exporting the results in a format ready for interpretation by the care team.

To aid clinicians in making quick, easy and informed treatment decisions, the automated post-processing findings are consolidated into Insights Results which are immediately sent out to the relevant care team, to help clinicians make the right choice at the right time for their patients. The Insights Results including images are simultaneously routed for clinical diagnostic review within PACS while Insights Results containing the same content is sent as a notification to the care team alerting them that a case is pending review.

Aurora Jenkins, HCIT Modality Manager at Canon Medical UK states, “There’s no doubt, AI has the potential to support clinical teams through improved clinical workflows and increased productivity. For example, the Automation Platform analyses CT brain images automatically as soon as a scan is completed. It detects multiple variations of intracranial hemorrhage when time is of the essence and delivers scoring of early ischemic stroke signs, which are routinely challenging to detect. This is a powerful tool which can improve patient outcomes.”

In addition, the Automation Platform includes two chest pain applications: the Pulmonary Embolism (CINA® PE) and Aortic Dissection (CINA® AD). These applications aid triage of life-threatening acute chest pain. Pulmonary Embolism flags and treats patients quickly with positive findings with improved efficiency from CTPA studies. Aortic Dissection is a triage application to accurately detect aortic dissection (type A and type B) on the chest or thoracoabdominal CTA. With both applications, Canon Medical supports the detection of major acute chest diseases as a comprehensive solution for Emergency Departments.

“The deep-learning based Automation Platform complements our Advanced Visualisation solution portfolio” adds Aurora Jenkins. “Together, they form a comprehensive suite of tools to support healthcare providers in their diagnostic and decision-making processes.”

Canon Medical’s Vitrea Advanced Visualisation solutions process multi-modality, multi-vendor DICOM images and provide specialist reporting across the clinical areas of oncology, cardiac, neuro, MSK and women’s health. It provides 2D, 3D and 4D advanced visualisation from a popular and proven easy-to-use user interface.

Canon Medical Pulmonary Embolism

Photo caption: Pulmonary Embolism (CINA® PE)

Canon Medical Aortic Dissection

Photo caption:  Aortic Dissection (CINA® AD)