With the growing challenges faced by medical staff, including high workload and work-related musculoskeletal disorders, Canon Medical aims to support healthcare professionals in their daily tasks. Introducing the two new systems, the company provides compact, maneuverable, and technologically advanced ultrasound systems that meet the evolving needs of medical practitioners.
Canon Medical emphasizes its strong presence in the ultrasound market, established by incorporating user feedback into its systems and providing reliable imaging equipment. The company is looking back on over 50 years of Japanese development technology and a 20-year history for the Aplio system series.
As technology advances, the need for smarter, smaller, more portable systems becomes increasingly significant. The new ultrasound systems account for this trend, with its designs integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and prioritizing energy efficiency. The systems are developed with a focus on energy consumption, aligning with Canon Medical's corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals.
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Quite often, it’s observed that the time required for an ultrasound examination will increase with the amount of measurements needed. Implementing applications that use AI technologies such as deep learning and machine learning, Canon Medical has designed the new systems to enable the necessary measures to be performed in a minimum of time. For example, a new feature called "Auto IMT" can automatically trace the intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery in any area in a shorter time than in the past. Similarly, "Auto EF" with GLS (Global Longitudinal Strain) was developed using AI algorithm technology. With these new technologies, powered by the company's AI platform Altivity, Canon Medical aims to provide smart technologies to achieve a whole new level of quality, insight, and value across the entire care pathway.
The design of the new systems reflect the importance of fast and safe operation, reducing training time for medical professionals, the company reports. To this end, the redesigned control panel of Aplio flex and Aplio go ensures efficient and intuitive operation from the moment the systems are installed. With this new control panel, direct operation is simplified, promoting ease of use and productivity.
Finally, both ultrasound sysems are equipped with "ApliGate", a technology designed to enhance collaboration. For users working at a large university or local hospital, in a private practice or imaging center, or even outside the hospital, this tool for remotely sharing images enables direct connection with fellow professionals or Canon experts. This enables users to seek advice, share discoveries, and engage in online collaboration with subject matter experts or colleagues.
In conclusion, Canon Medical points out the main benefits of the Aplio flex and Aplio go systems:
- Compact and maneuverable ultrasound systems
- Integration of powerful AI-enabled applications for efficient examinations
- Energy-efficient systems aligned with Canon Medical's CSR objectives
- High image quality and faster throughput for routine examinations
- Improved user experience with a redesigned control panel
- Reduced training time and enhanced workflow efficiency
Source: Canon Medical