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December 3, 2021

Canon Medical and Spectronic Medical to offer integrated AI solution for accurate radiotherapy planning in MRI

-An integrated solution from Canon Medical MRI systems and Spectronic medical’s MRI Planner to enhance accuracy in radiotherapy planning
- Marks another step forward for Canon Medical’s comprehensive solutions for MRI, including enhanced oncology services

Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, 3 December 2021 – Canon Medical has announced integration with Spectronic Medical’s MRI Planner software to strengthen its presence in the field of radiotherapy planning.
Utilizing an innovative AI application, the MRI Planner software provided by Spectronic Medical is a technology that utilizes standard MR images to create synthetic CT images, including depictions of organs at risk. Combined with outstanding noise-free images produced by Canon Medical’s Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE), powered by Altivity, MR labs utilizing this solution can aim for accurate oncology treatment planning services. With the benefit of MRI’s fine delineation of contrast between soft tissues allowing target lesions to be clearly depicted in synthetic CT images, radiotherapy planning can be completely conducted in the MRI lab. In addition, with Canon Medical’s suite of accelerated scan technologies, including 2D and 3D Compressed SPEEDER, MR labs can look forward to the reduced procedural time.
Radiation therapy, along with surgery and chemotherapy, is one of the three pillars of cancer treatment. Spectronic Medical MRI Planner software is currently CE marked and approved for use in pelvic, brain, head and neck radiotherapy planning in Europe, and it is FDA 510(k) pending in the US.

As part of Canon Medical’s commitment to improving workflow in the MRI lab, including oncology services, Canon Medical is leading the way in utilizing AI to improve imaging solutions across the procedural pathway. The integration with Spectronic Medical’s technique marks another step in Canon Medical’s evolution to improve diagnostic accuracy and save the valuable time of physicians, staff and patients.