Technology | April 01, 2008

CR for Mammography Offers Versatility

FUJIFILM’s Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) system, Fuji Computed Radiography for Mammography (FCRm) is a multiple-reader offering, giving mammography providers multiple equipment configuration combinations.

The centrally located ClearView-CS, multiplate reader serves several rooms, while the ClearView-1m, single plate reader can be installed directly in the exam room. The system provides 18-by-24-cm and 24-by-30-cm fields-of-view, 50-micron pixel sampling and Fuji’s patented dual-side reading technology.

According to the company, the system does not require replacing the existing mammography acquisition unit, which can lower conversion costs for facilities. Instead of a complete system overhaul, with FCRm the film cassettes are replaced with FCR cassettes. After the exam, the digitally acquired information is sent to the facility’s PACS for interpretation.

With digital mammography, X-ray images can be displayed on a computer workstation, allowing the radiologist to magnify or optimize a particular area and adjust the contrast of the image. This can reportedly reduce the number of extra images and exposures that are sometimes required during the diagnostic process.

April 2008

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