Revolutionary techniques and a wealth of experience has enabled high-precision and high-resolution mammography
Our FCR for mammography obtained the Premarket Approval (PMA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FCR is able to offer the world's top class quality and effective workflow. Also, Fujifilm has been contributing to the early detection and treatment of breast cancer through the promotion of the Pink Ribbon campaign by directing women's awareness towards this cancer.
The new format FPD has a proprietary panel structure with a double layer of amorphous selenium that has high X-ray absorption properties, and was developed by combining Fujifilm's "Device Development Technology" and "Vacuum Deposition Technology." The first layer efficiently converts X-rays into electrical signals, while the second layer employs the unique "Direct Optical Switching Technology," that captures higher resolution and lower noise image electrical signals rather than using electrical switches such as conventional TFTs. By achieving both "50µm fine pixel size (higher resolution) and low noise," the AMULET system can show microcalcifications and tumors in greater detail, both significant indicators for early diagnosis of breast cancer.
Image shot on the IP is read on the PROFECT CS/ONE image reader which employs dual-side reading technology with a resolution of 50µm. The CR Console then automatically optimizes the image for diagnosis. This device also supports diagnosis using such high image processing technology as the blackening of white areas, MFP-DRC (clearly displays the skin line by adjusting the direct range of the image density).
To cope with mammography equipment that takes breast images bi-directionally (horizontally and longitudinally), the PROFECT CS has four stackers for reading four IP cassettes in One process thus increasing the productivity.
A simple and efficient environment for mammography examinations
The DRYPIX4000 and 7000 are able to output mammography images onto films at the same resolution as they were read by FCR at 50µm. Also, in addition to the DI-HL dry imaging film, the DI-ML dry imaging film which is dedicated to mammography, can be used. On the DI-ML, an optimized contrast and a background density of D-max 4.0 can be realized.
The Fujifilm dry imaging film is manufactured using the world's first "water-based solvent emulsion" method which does not use harmful organic solvents. As a result, there is no odor at image recording, displaying, or storing process.
The image taking conditions and imaging data input to the mammography can be managed together with the patient data, and be automatically output onto film if required. Therefore, you need not input imaging data manually. Automatic printing is dependent on the mammography equipment. For details on the capabilities, please contact your local representative.
An image of the left and right breast can be displayed on One 26 cm x 36 cm film without reducing the magnification. Therefore, an original image can be obtained without any blurs. As a result, an entire breast image can be displayed on the screen without having to change film pages thus realizing speedier processing. In addition, the storing of hardcopy films is greatly rationalized.
Fujifilm's Computed Radiography (FCR) System which realizes high-resolution image processing and enhanced mammography diagnosis has obtained a PMA (Premarket Approval) from the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration), the world's first for a CR mammography system. Also, the FCR has been approved by the NHS (National Health Service) of the U.K. as the only CR mammography system to meet the EUREF (European Reference Organization for Quality Assured Breast Screening and Diagnostic Service).