Canon Medical Components USA presents a groundbreaking white paper, “Intelligent Noise Reduction: Seeing Through the Noise with Deep Learning Image Processing.” It explores Canon DR’s convolution neural network (CNN)-based approach, significantly reducing image noise in digital radiography. Comparative studies reveal its efficacy in maintaining superior image quality while minimizing patient radiation exposure. This innovation, showcased at RSNA 2023, signifies a pivotal leap in healthcare imaging technology.
Canon Medical Components USA unveils the technical white paper, delving into Intelligent Noise Reduction (Intelligent NR) for digital radiography. This revolutionary convolution neural network (CNN)-based technology aims to mitigate noise while ensuring high-quality images. The study focuses on “Duke” 07-646 Quality Control Phantom images, showcasing Intelligent NR’s impact across varying exposure settings and regions of interest in chest radiographs.
Canon Medical Components USA (CMCU) – Digital Radiography (DR) division, globally renowned for pioneering flat panel detectors (FPDs), X-ray components, X-ray tubes, and cutting-edge imaging software, proudly presents the technical white paper “Intelligent Noise Reduction: Seeing Through the Noise with Deep Learning Image Processing” authored by Josh Johnson.
The white paper delves into Canon DR’s groundbreaking approach to projection radiography using a convolution neural network (CNN)-based image processing technique. This method aims to generate superior-quality images while minimizing patient radiation exposure. It scrutinizes the limitations of traditional noise reduction methodologies in radiographic imaging and delineates the evolution of machine learning solutions, notably Canon’s Intelligent Noise Reduction (Intelligent NR), tailored to mitigate noise in digital radiography.
The research methodology centered on employing images of the “Duke” 07-646 Quality Control Phantom to quantify noise reduction across diverse exposure settings. Specifically, three key regions—the heart, lung, and diaphragm—were selected as focal points for noise evaluation in a chest radiograph. Comparative analysis between images obtained using Canon’s Intelligent NR software and those without it showcases the performance of intelligent noise reduction in curbing image noise.
Comprehensive appendices accompanying the technical study present graphical representations illustrating Noise vs. mAs and SNR vs. mAs, revealing a notable reduction in noise levels within the images. The author’s inference asserts that Canon’s Intelligent NR effectively enhances image quality by diminishing overall noise, potentially enabling image acquisition at lower doses while upholding the requisite quality for diagnostic purposes. For further insights and to access the white paper, visit https://mcu.canon/downloads_canon_com/cmcu/pdfs/Intelligent_NR_Technical_White_Paper.pdf.
Canon Medical Components U.S.A.’s Digital Radiography Group intends to spotlight this technical paper at the upcoming Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting 2023 (RSNA), to be held at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL from Nov. 26 – 29, 2023, located in North Hall, Level 3. Attendees are encouraged to visit Canon’s booth #7913 for detailed discussions and information.
The innovative Intelligent NR technology from Canon DR seamlessly integrates with the newly launched CXDI-Elite flat panel detector (FPD) series. This integration is designed to yield exceptional images with reduced noise at a lower radiation dose without compromising image quality, as substantiated in the white paper’s findings. The Intelligent NR software is compatible with various CXDI FPD models, including CXDI-710C Wireless, 810C Wireless, 410C Wireless, 720C Wireless, 820C Wireless, 420C Wireless, and 420C Fixed.
Canon Medical Components USA’s strides in Intelligent Noise Reduction represent a significant leap in advancing digital radiography by concurrently enhancing image quality and minimizing radiation exposure, underscoring its pivotal role in modern healthcare imaging technology.
The technical white paper demonstrates Canon DR’s Intelligent Noise Reduction (Intelligent NR) as a game-changer in radiographic imaging. With significant noise reduction and maintained image quality, this breakthrough technology allows for lower radiation doses in image acquisition. Canon’s integration of Intelligent NR with the CXDI-Elite flat panel detector (FPD) series underscores its commitment to advancing healthcare imaging technology. This innovation heralds a new era of enhanced imaging capabilities and reduced patient radiation exposure, marking a milestone in digital radiography.