Canon Medical offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including CT, MR, X-Ray, Ultrasound and Healthcare Infor­matics across the globe.

As part of the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) project, Canon Medical were the procured supplier of the 320 slice/large detector CT scanner. Continued engagement has led to their integration within the Clinical Innovation Zone as a co-located industry partner in 2018, marking their presence in the west of Scotland region. Building on this, a 300% expansion of their space took place in 2019.

Through integration within the Clinical Innovation Zone, Canon Medical have benefited from engagement with practicing clinicians and academics to understand current and emerging future clinical practices. This input is helping to shape the development of their clinical cockpit concept, through an understanding of what additional devices and decision support systems might be necessary in the future.

The recent Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy audit, ‘Innovation in Scotland: Accelerating Productivity Growth for Scotland and the UK’ facilitated the opportunity to develop next generation clinical decision support tools or ‘clinical cockpits’ as part of a pan-Scotland collaboration with Canon Medical as a founding partner.

The £16M Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital Diagnostics (iCAIRD) will deliver significant benefits for patients through the development of solutions for more rapid treatment for stroke; expert chest x-ray reading; rapid and more accurate diagnosis in gynaecological disease and colon cancer; and partly automated mammogram analysis for breast cancer screening. iCAIRD will allow clinicians, health planners and industry to work together and ultimately solve healthcare challenges more quickly and efficiently, and in a way that completely protects patients’ identities. Building on significant investment across Scotland, iCAIRD will integrate with Health Data Research UK (HDRUK) and the national Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) for radiology.

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