Fujifilm Integrates Two Advanced Applications Into Its FDR AcSelerate DR Solution

   Fujifilm Integrates Two Advanced Applications Into Its FDR AcSelerate DR
                                   Solution

Fujifilm's flagship digital radiography room replacement suite will bring Dual
Energy Subtraction and Tomosynthesis to DR

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 2012

CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --(Booth #8316) -- FDR AcSelerate, the
fully automated positioning DR system from FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A.,
Inc., will integrate two advanced applications to further extend diagnostic
capabilities: Dual Energy Subtraction (DES) and Tomosynthesis (TS)* . New
Advanced Applications will bring significant enhancements to the Fujifilm DR
portfolio that is being exhibited by the medical imaging and informatics
company at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America
(RSNA).

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121125/NY18092 )

"Healthcare professionals look to Fujifilm for innovations that improve
patient experiences. These two additional Advanced Applications to our FDR
AcSelerate DR suite will bring exciting new capabilities in diagnostic
imaging," says Fujifilm's Rob Fabrizio, Director of Marketing and Product
Development for Digital X-ray. "We continue to move forward with research and
development that truly will make a difference in people's lives."

Dual Energy Subtraction (DES)
DES is an advanced radiographic technology in which two images are captured at
different X-ray energy levels, then subjected to 'subtraction processing' to
produce three resulting images: traditional, bone only, and soft tissue only.
This process removes anatomical structures of high and low x-ray absorption
characteristics, such as soft tissue or bone, which along with other
underlying and/or overlying structures can obscure suspected pathology.
Fujifilm will be one of two diagnostic technology companies that currently has
this technology.

Fujifilm's approach to dual energy subtraction will include three new advanced
processing algorithms: (1) Multi-Stage Registration, or MSR, which
intelligently corrects and compensates for patient motion, breathing or heart
beat artifacts that are typically characteristic of 2-shot Energy Subtraction;
(2) Patient Size Compensation, which recognizes high density anatomy to
optimize and clarify over- or under-penetrated areas of the entire image; and
(3) Advanced Noise Reduction, which selectively helps suppress noise at
multiple frequency levels without losing sharpness.

With Fujifilm FDR AcSelerate's DES, medical professionals will receive
enhanced diagnostic detail from a routine follow up chest exam. It can be used
as a great tool to help rule out the need for other,more dose-intensive
exams.

Digital Tomosynthesis*
FDR AcSelerate's Tomosynthesis will capture up to 60 rapid exposures in one
fluid sweep, utilizing either the upright or the table. Images can be
displayed in two modes: tilting mode and stack mode on its second monitor.
Images can then be displayed on a PACS workstation in a cine mode or frame by
frame. Performing a TS exam can be particularly useful for exams such as head
and neck trauma, shoulders, extremities, and chest exams to help visualize
hard-to-find fractures or for prescreening patients to rule out the need for a
traditional CT exam. That is especially beneficial to patients since it can be
performed at considerably less dose than a CT exam.

For discussions on these advanced technologies, or for more information and
demonstrations on Fujifilm's entire product portfolio, please visit booth
#8316 at RSNA, which runs through November 30 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

*Tomosynthesis requires 510(k) clearance and is not available for sale in the
U.S.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of diagnostic
imaging products and medical informatics solutions to meet the needs of
healthcare facilities today and well into the future. From an unrivaled
selection of digital x-ray systems, to the Synapse® brand of PACS, RIS and
cardiovascular products, to advanced women's health imaging systems, Fujifilm
has products that are ideal for any size imaging environment. The Endoscopy
Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., supplies high quality,
technologically advanced, FUJINON brand endoscopes to the medical market.
FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For
more information visit www.fujimed.com.

SOURCE FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.

Website: http://www.fujimed.com
Contact: Jeanie Fusco, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., +1-203-602-3646,
jfusco@fujifilm.com
 
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