Designed to improve clinical confidence in mammography screening, new features such as S-View can aid in lowering dose up to about 50 percent
STAMFORD, Conn., November 15, 2018 (Booth#2545) – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and medical informatics solutions, today announced that it will premiere several new image processing and software advancements during RSNA 2018, for its digital mammography system, ASPIRE Cristalle. The full suite of advancements designed to enhance clinical imaging while lowering dose includes S-View, Iterative Super Resolution (ISR), Tomosynthesis Biopsy, Tomosynthesis Spot, Breast Density Measurement and Comfort Comp*. These features will be available for demonstration at booth #2545 at McCormick Place in Chicago during the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
“When it comes to breast cancer, early detection is critical to survival,” said Johann Fernando, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “That is why at Fujifilm we focus on the details that matter, such as improved visualization to enhance clinical confidence, as well as lowering dose exposure and increasing comfort for the patient.”
The following features designed for the ASPIRE Cristalle with DBT will be on display at RSNA 2018 booth #2545:
- S-View*: Enabling radiologists to view a synthesized 2D image reconstructed from DBT, a S-View image can be used together with tomosynthesis slice image for both screening and diagnosis. By using S-View images instead of dedicated 2D, it is possible to reduce dose as much as about 50 percent for examinations.
- Iterative Super-resolution Reconstruction*(ISR): A new reconstruction process derived from auto-recognition technologies, aims to allow dose reduction. An improvement on conventional iterative reconstruction techniques, ISR reconstructs images at a finer resolution than the readout data, leading to enhanced detail, reduced noise and faster image acquisition.
- Tomosynthesis Biopsy*: Workflow efficiency and targeting is improved by identifying the area of concern directly on the corresponding tomosynthesis slice.
- Tomosynthesis Spot*: Developed for an advanced view for tomosynthesis images, the technique focuses compression for a precise visualization of a specific area of concern.
- Breast Density Measurement*: Integrated on the AWS (acquisition workstation), this tool automatically calculates breast tissue composition and provides a density measurement at the point of image acquisition. Delivering a standardized assessment of breast density earlier in the process can save time, and help clinicians customize imaging pathways for each individual.
- Comfort Comp*: This intelligent design offers a more graduated method of compression to enhance screening comfort and support the patient experience.
The aforementioned cutting-edge features were designed to be used with Fujifilm’s flagship suite of women’s health solutions for mammography screening.
The ASPIRE Cristalle digital mammography system offers DBT option and state-of-the-art dose-saving Hexagonal Close Pattern (HCP) image capture technology for 20 percent improvement in dose efficiency (compared to square pixel arrays). The ASPIRE Cristalle offers the world’s best full-field digital mammography image pixel size of 50µm and features innovations to optimize contrast, enable low dose and decrease acquisition time, all while providing noticeable patient comfort with Fujifilm’s patented Comfort Paddle.
The ASPIRE Bellus II smart mammography reporting software from Fujifilm offers a multi-modality view for radiologists in an exceptional hi-resolution display with integrated 2D and tomosynthesis reporting. The ASPIRE Bellus II incorporates key diagnostic features such as ergonomic keypad control, diagnostic support tools, reporting module and various image displays (current and prior image comparison, quadrant view, tomosynthesis support and inverted image display) – all tailored for the unique viewing requirements of mammography.
For more information about Fujifilm or to schedule a product demonstration, please visit: http://rsna.fujimed.com
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 When only tomosynthesis exposure is performed instead of the combination exposure of 2D and tomosynthesis.
* S-View, Iterative Super-resolution Reconstruction (ISR), Tomosynthesis Biopsy, Tomosynthesis Spot, Breast Density Measurement and Comfort Comp are not commercially available in the United States.