April 16, 2018
April 16, 2018 - Canon Medical Systems Corporation (President: Toshio Takiguchi; Headquarters: Otawara, Tochigi, Japan) today announced an agreement with NVIDIA to co-develop and commercialize deep-learning research infrastructure in Japan for medical research institutions, such as university hospitals.
NVIDIA is a world leader in artificial intelligence, accelerating every deep learning framework, creating the world’s most advanced AI supercomputers, powering every cloud service and providing the highest performance in both training and inference.
Canon Medical provides innovative IT solutions to healthcare professionals and institutions. In January 2018, Canon Medical launched Abierto VNA, a medical data management system, which integrates with NVIDIA DGX systems to provide deep learning training on large volumes of medical data.
Canon Medical and NVIDIA’s joint solution will enable research driven by AI. These research breakthroughs are creating a future of deep learning applications that can be applied to medical imaging diagnostic systems.
About Canon Medical Systems Corporation:
Canon Medical develops and manufactures diagnostic imaging systems including CT, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray systems and clinical laboratory systems and provides them to around 140 countries and regions around the world, offering technology that provides faster diagnosis and early treatment. Under the slogan "Made for Life" (Made for Partnerships, Made for Patients, Made for You.), Canon Medical Systems is making positive contributions toward hospital management, and provides a range of patient-friendly healthcare systems and services, continuing its long tradition of contributing to healthcare.