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The global burden of stroke is growing and many people will be confronted with stroke during their life. When it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of stroke, "time is brain". The faster the clinician can detect areas of disrupted blood flow, and determine the optimal treatment pathway, the better the patients' chances are for survival, recovery, and ultimately, retaining their quality of life.

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Confident and fast clinical decision making across the patient pathway

At Canon Medical, we are committed to deliver innovative and advanced imaging solutions for confident and fast clinical decision making across the entire clinical pathway of stroke to support better patient outcomes. Together, we strive to minimize the burden of stroke on patients and society.

Our MRI solutions

Our MRI Vantage series can support confirmation of recent onset of stroke and occluded blood vessels and associated lesions in less than 5 minutes.
Learn more about Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) More evidence for MRI

“For a 3D FLAIR, with no AiCE we were around 5 minutes 50 seconds. With AiCE, we are at 2 minutes 51 seconds. We saved a lot of time, thanks to the denoising, also the resolution is better. You see that the differentiation between white and gray matter is better and the signal of the white matter is more homogeneous.”

Dr. Benoît Doche de Laquintane, MD
Medical Imaging group IMAGIR
Bordeaux, France

Optimized decision making with our AI solutions

In acute stroke, vast amounts of data needs to be interpreted immediately, so that the right treatment for each patient can be determined and implemented fast.

Automation Platform, an AI-driven solution, seamlessly streamlines your stroke workflow, from fast scanning to precise stroke triage and team notification, providing detailed clinical data to facilitate informed decision-making and ensure optimal stroke care. With CT brain perfusion imaging derived from Bayesian algorithm, you can now assess the extent of salvageable tissue, as well as indicate potential perfusion deficits to help diagnose and treat ischemic strokes.

Learn more about Automation Platform More evidence for Healthcare IT

“We anticipate a faster and improved workflow in acute stroke imaging with the Automation Platform, as well as support for the radiologist in making the correct diagnosis and to aid the clinicians in treatment decision-making.”

Dr. Anton Meijer, MD, PhD
Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

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See more clearly with high-definition imaging

Intracranial vessels are small, tortuous and prone to dissection and rupture. The conventional flat panel detector technology, developed over two decades ago, is inadequate for the rapid evolving landscape of intracranial devices which are becoming finer, more intricate and complex.

Our Alphenix system provides an innovative technology with the world’s first Hi-Def detector—offering more than twice the spatial resolution of conventional flat panel detectors (FPD)—for resolving fine details. The Hi-Def detector enhances visualization during critical aspects of endovascular interventions and has the potential to translate into additional accuracy and precision in X-ray imaging guided procedures with enhanced real-time visualization during complex endovascular procedures.
Effortlessly magnifying image to field-of-view 1.5 inch in 76 micron resolution with our unique Hi-Def technology in Alphenix system.

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Save time with multi-modality one room solution

Estimated Door-To-Recanalization Time < 30 mins.(5)
Patient transfer between multiple rooms and modalities can be a major cause of delays in treatment. Our one-room solution seamlessly integrates CT, ultrasound and angiography, delivering multi-disciplinary care with confidence.

No patient transfer is needed between multiple rooms, thereby reducing door-to-treatment time to within 30 mins (5), enhancing patient outcomes and increasing team productivity.

Learn more about Alphenix 4D CT Watch the workflow video More evidence for Angiography

“All those things which the device does that were impossible to see with conventional flat panel detectors become overly abundant.”

Adnan Siddiqui MD, PhD, FAHA
Vice- Chairman and Professor of Neurosurgery
SUNY University at Buffalo
Director, Neurosurgical Stroke Services, Kaleida Health
CEO&CMO, Jacobs Institute

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Seeing the unseen with our ultrasound solutions

Unstable carotid artery plaques represent a significant, yet manageable, risk factor for ischemic stroke.

Our ultrasound technology facilitates physicians to detect and analyze carotid plaque, contributing to stroke risk evaluation and informing preventive measures for patients at elevated risk. It enables the immediate visualization of initial morphological and hemodynamic alterations in the carotid artery and intracranial vessels, which are precursors to cerebral stroke, through high-resolution imaging.
Floating thrombus in carotid artery
AI-enabled IMT-measurements and thorough B-mode plaque morphology assessment are covered by dedicated vascular probes supported by Canon’s intelligent Dynamic Micro-Slice (iDMS) active matrix technique.
Superb Micro-vascular Imaging (SMI) ultrasound technology visualizes vulnerable plaque biomarkers such as intraplaque microvascular flow signals.

Intraplaque neovascularization (IPN) plays a key role in plaque instability in patients with cerebrovascular disease. The unique SMI algorithm can show IPN without the need of invasive contrast injections.

More evidence for Ultrasound

Carotid plaque neovascularization identified with SMI

“SMI may be a useful tool in bed-side assessment of IPN with a significant advantage over CEUS of not requiring an intravenous contrast injection, allowing for easier use in routine clinical practice.”

Dr. Mahtab Zamani, MD
Neurology Resident
Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet, Norway

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General references
  1. World Stroke Organization (WSO): Global Stroke Fact Sheet 2022
  3. Saver, J. L.| Time is brain—quantified | Stroke (2006)
  4. Kunz, W. et al.|O-001Lifetime quality of life and cost consequences of treatment delays in endovascular thrombectomy for stroke based on hermes data | Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (2018)
  5. JM Cappuzzo et al. | A Rapid Multidisciplinary Hybrid Approach to Stroke Care at University at Buffalo Neurosurgery | Endovascular Today (2023)

For the AI technology described in this website, deep learning technology is used in the design stage. The systems themselves do not have self-learning capabilities.

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