Tustin, Calif.-based Canon Medical’s deep-learning spectral CT for cardiovascular imaging offers the one-beat spectral CT capabilities, thanks to a 16 cm-wide area detector which allows for one rotation to image the entire heart in as little as 0.275 seconds, according to a news release.
Combined with rapid kVp switching and deep-learning spectral reconstruction, cardiac imaging experts are set to acquire whole-heart spectral images in one beat, pending FDA clearance.
The Aquilon One/Prism Edition integrates AI to maximize conventional and spectral CT capabilities with automated workflows, giving physicians ways to make more informed decisions across the patient’s care cycle.
“This is the first time our industry has seen one-beat spectral cardiac CT – and it was made possible by the integration of AI in our CT technologies,” Canon CT business unit managing director Erin Angel said in the release. “Whether its primary clinical value be in the virtual monoenergetic imaging of plaque in the coronaries, or the visualization and quantification of iodine uptake in the myocardium, we look forward to working with the world’s leading experts in cardiac imaging to explore the clinical potential of one-rotation spectral cardiac imaging with Aquilion One/Prism Edition.”