Introducing the Vantage Fortian - Canon Medical's New MRI

Canon Medical unveiled its new MRI system, the Vantage Fortian, at ECR 2022 in Vienna. The new system features innovative workflow solutions, image enhancement, and accelerated scan technology, which together contribute to reducing the time required for MRI procedures. Customers have been quick to recognize these benefits, and the first Vantage Fortian systems installed in Europe are already in use.

“The Vantage Fortian was developed specifically with workflow and productivity in mind,” says Thierry Munier, European Director Magnetic Resonance at Canon Medical Systems Europe. “We have closely observed and listened to radiologists and technologists who face the challenges of ever-increasing patient loads, increasingly complex patient and healthcare system needs, and limited or reduced resources. Everyone recognizes that MRI scans generally take longer and require a more complex workflow than other modalities. So, our engineers have been focused on finding solutions that can meet today’s new demands and ensure that MRI facilities and their patients can move more and wait less.”

Featuring a mobile interface that allows remote monitoring and seamless data integration, and in-room scan assist technology that automatically checks coils and corrects patient position, the Vantage Fortian is designed to get patients moving from waiting-room to scan-room to home.

Advantages delivered by AI-innovation

The new system incorporates machine learning and deep learning technology that enhances image quality by removing noise and restoring SNR, automates many scan procedures, and confirms set-up steps to save time and reduce errors.

It utilizes Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) technology, which leverages deep learning reconstruction (DLR) technology to deliver noise-free images, especially when the procedure needs high-resolution images, highly accelerated scan time, and/or both simultaneously. AiCE is applicable to all anatomies and covers 96% of all MR procedures for 2D and 3D acquisition.

In addition, with compressed sensing and parallel imaging accelerated scan technologies, Canon Medical has incorporated new clinical solutions in the Vantage Fortian to address challenges across the entire MRI diagnostic workflow.

European installations

Following MDR certification, the first European installation of the Vantage Fortian took place in Spain at the beginning of September. It is already in clinical use. Customers in France, Germany, Poland, and the United Kingdom (UK) will also receive their new systems shortly.

With the release of the new system, Canon Medical now offers a comprehensive range of open bore 1.5T MRI systems to meet every customer need in the growing 1.5T MR market segment.

Other systems in the range, such as the Vantage Orian and Vantage Galan – Canon Medical’s open bore 1.5T & 3T systems – may now benefit of the new solutions featured in the Vantage Fortian.
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