radailogy pixelshine blog may 2021 II

Harmonize CT Image Quality

New deep learning CT scan processing software is now available through Radailogy that can help everyone overcome the limitations of Iterative Reconstruction. PixelShine from AlgoMedica automatically improves the quality of any CT scan by reducing image noise without reducing the conspicuity of fine details. It improves the image quality of CT studies acquired at any dose level, to make lower dose scanning possible for all CT studies. In addition, PixelShine is vendor neutral; so it works with all CT scanners, regardless of the vendor, including older and refurbished systems.

radailogy pixelshine blog may 2021 I

Radailogy proudly presents PixelShine: Why this new AI has an impact on CT radiation dose

The cumulative effect of the exposure to CT imaging compounds the need to achieve the lowest per-scan patient dose possible. While low-dose CT imaging techniques exist, there is often a compromise that must be made in both image quality and cost. Lower-dose studies have higher image noise, which results in lower quality images, which are more difficult to analyze. Iterative Reconstruction (IR) is still the most used technique for improving the quality of lower-dose imaging studies. However, IR can take substantially longer to process images and is prone to producing images with a waxy or blurry appearance if applied too strongly on low-dose studies. Deep Learning CT Processing (DLCP) is the next generation in CT image noise reduction techniques. DLCP not only improves CT images acquired during typically low-dose procedures like lung screening and pediatric exams, but it also presents the ability to significantly reduce radiation exposure for other higher-risk categories such as oncology and obese patients. In addition, it can improve the image quality of ultra-low-dose abdominal, cardiac, and brain scans. Radailogy presents PixelShine by AlgoMedica in order to assist to the reduction of CT radiation dose and from now on to substantially improve image quality in low dose CT studies.