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FCT PixelShine

FCT PixelShine is designed by a novel deep learning technique, that improves the image quality of low dose CT images with a reduction to the side-effects of increased quantum mottle and image noise.

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  • High quality images without the blurring
  • More natural look CT image
  • Process a typical study in less than a minute
  • Dedicated hardware is not required
  • Approval
    (Deep Learning based image processing)
    Manufacturer : AlgoMedica, Distributed by FUJIFILM

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Features

Deep Learning Based Image processing

[Photo] FCT PixelShine  is a Deep Learning based image

FCT PixelShine is a Deep Learning based image processing software that improves CT image quality in low-dose CT scans.

Deep learning technology was used to train FCT PixelShine to improve the reconstruction of low dose CT images.
During the training, an extensive number of noisy low and high quality standard-dose CT image pairs were presented to FCT PixelShine.
After the training, FCT PixelShine successfully acquired the mapping function between noisy low dose images and corresponding high quality standard-dose images.

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Difference from Iterative Reconstruction

Reduced blurring

The above NPS curves indicates that FCT PixelShine reduces noise without blurriness. On the other hand, Iterative Reconstructions tends to introduce more blurriness by more noise reduction.
NPS curve indicates noise magnitude by area under the curve and noise texture by its curve shape.

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More natural look

High noise CT images processed by FCT PixelShine look more natural, without blur, and in evaluation were preferred by radiologists to the “waxy” or smoothed images that can be created by Iterative Reconstruction algorithms offered by major CT scanner vendors.

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[Photo] CT value is decreased by Iterative reconstruction, While FCT PixelShine is able to keep CT value of small objects.

CT value is decreased by Iterative reconstruction, While FCT PixelShine is able to keep CT value of small objects.

Less Processing time

FCT PixelShine is able to process a typical study in less than a minute.

Dedicated hardware is not required

Runs on an off-the-shelf server for easy installation
(Supports only FCT series)

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Clinical

Patient-friendly Examination

Low dose CT

In both NPS of FCT PixelShine and actual acquisitions, no peak shift was observed. This fact indicates that FCT PixelShine's noise reduction introduces NO blurriness as is the case with acquiring images with difference dose levels.

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Head (Non Helical)

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CTDI vol : 30.8mGy

Compared to FBP and IR, FCT PixelShine image has high contrast and SNR with thin slice thickness.

Low kV CT

Low kV scanning enables to acquire high contrast image, but generally the Signal noise ratio is decreased. FCT PixelShine processing is able to reduce the image noise, and this may enable to reduce the volume of the contrast media.

[Figure] Abdomen (80kV  CTDIvol : 5.3mGy  1mm)

Ultra Low dose CT

0.2 mGy is equivalent to a chest X-ray image and is about 1/10 radiation dose compared to the current lung cancer screening.
FCT PixelShine successfully cleaned up noise in the image.

[Figure]  Lung HRCT(CTDIvol : 0.2mGy   1mm)