Canon Medical Systems accelerates deep learning in healthcare with NVIDIA DGX

Canon Medical Systems will use NVIDIA DGX systems to process large volumes of medical data generated by Abierto VNA, its proprietary, in-house, medical data management system launched in January.

DGX systems feature NVIDIA Tesla data centre GPUs powered by Volta, the world’s most advanced GPU architecture. Among the portfolio is NVIDIA DGX Station, an AI workstation that has the computing capacity of four server racks in a desk-friendly package, while consuming only 1/20 the power.

The systems include NVIDIA’s specially optimised AI software and Canon Medical System’s graphical user interface, which provides full support for the design, deployment and operation of advanced deep learning algorithms.

“Our collaboration with NVIDIA will accelerate AI research and provide high-quality medical services using AI, such as image recognition, in the future,” said Kiyoshi Imai, Vice President and General Manager of the Healthcare IT division at Canon Medical Systems.

“We’re partnering with Canon Medical Systems to apply deep learning for early detection and diagnostic support systems that will enable us to address a range of challenges posed by a rapidly aging population,” said Masataka Osaki, Vice President of Corporate Sales and NVIDIA Japan Country Manager.