News | January 05, 2012

Fujifilm Highlights Future Advanced Imaging Apps For Its DR Systems

January 5, 2012 — At RSNA 2011, Fujifilm will highlight enhanced features for its flagship digital radiography (DR) system, the FDR AcSelerate. The new features are necessary to perform dual energy subtraction with multi-stage registration (MSR) and tomosynthesis exams. 

The DR suite features a new fixed cesium iodide detector with performance comparable to selenium by incorporating Fujifilm’s irradiation side sampling (ISS) advanced detector technology. ISS improves detective quantum efficiency (DQE) by reducing the distance for light signals to reach the capture electronics. When combined with the dose efficiency benefits of cesium iodide, this unique innovation achieves one of the highest DQE’s available and provides significant dose efficiency improvements compared to conventional CsI detectors. By reducing scatter and blur of the fluorescence light, ISS can produce sharper images with greater detail to enhance diagnostic confidence for the radiologist. This system will be able to perform advanced studies including:

Dual Energy Subtraction Using the FDR AcSelerate
Fujifilm’s FDR AcSelerate also enables Dual Energy Subtraction exams, which may help to eliminate obstructions in spotting anomalies in lung fields by capturing two images which result in three separate views: a standard radiographic image, a bone-only image and a soft tissue image.  This is particularly useful in chest exams, providing clinicians the ability to obtain a more unobscured view of suspect pathology hidden by overlying bones.  Fujifilm’s approach to dual energy subtraction is further differentiated by three advanced features:

·      Multi-stage Registration, which recognizes and corrects the image to reduce motion artifacts (caused from heartbeats, breathing or patient movement).

·      Patient Size Compensation, which recognizes high density anatomy to optimize the image to clarify over or under penetrated areas of the entire image.

·      Advanced Noise Reduction, which selectively suppresses noise at multiple frequency levels without losing sharpness.

FDR AcSelerate and Tomosynthesis
The recent upgrades to Fujfilm’s FDR AcSelerate will make it possible for the system to complete future Tomosynthesis exams. Tomosynthesis is an advanced imaging technique that will create images of slices through the body using a general X-ray system with a digital radiography detector. This is accomplished by obtaining multiple images across a range of projection angles of the X-ray tube. FDR AcSelerate will capture up to 60 images in one fluid sweep.  Images are then displayed on the PACS workstation.

Additionally, performing tomosynthesis on an AcSelerate system can be a particularly useful application when prescreening patients to rule-out the need for traditional CT exams. This is especially beneficial to the patient since tomosynthesis can be performed at considerably less dose than a CT exam.

For more information: 


Related Content

Gadolinium contrast agents (GBCAs) are partly retained in the brain, raising safety concerns, as seen in this MRI.

Gadolinium contrast agents (GBCAs) are partly retained in the brain, raising safety concerns, as seen in this MRI.

News | Radiology Business | February 22, 2019
Imaging Technology News has been recognized with three award nominations from the Jesse H.
Agfa Receives FDA Clearance for DR 800 With Tomosynthesis
Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | February 21, 2019
Agfa Healthcare has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its DR 800 multipurpose...
Welch Road Imaging Integrates RamSoft PowerServer RIS/PACS With openDoctor
News | PACS Accessories | February 20, 2019
Welch Road Imaging in California recently became the first RamSoft customer to integrate openDoctor with its...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Enterprise Imaging | February 20, 2019
At RSNA 2018, Philips Healthcare introduced Performance Bridge as an integral part of its IntelliSpace Enterprise Edi
Philips Earns FDA Clearance for DigitalDiagnost C90 DR System
Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | February 20, 2019
Philips announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the...
Amazon Comprehend Medical Brings Medical Language Processing to Healthcare
News | Artificial Intelligence | February 15, 2019
Amazon recently announced Amazon Comprehend Medical, a new HIPAA-eligible machine learning service that allows...
Fujifilm Exhibits Enterprise Imaging Solutions and Artificial Intelligence Initiative at HIMSS 2019
News | Enterprise Imaging | February 15, 2019
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. and Fujifilm SonoSite Inc. showcased their enterprise imaging and informatics...
IBM Watson Health Announces New AI Collaborations With Leading Medical Centers
News | Artificial Intelligence | February 14, 2019
IBM Watson Health announced plans to make a 10-year, $50 million investment in research collaborations with two...
Medivis Launches SurgicalAR Augmented Reality Platform
Technology | Advanced Visualization | February 14, 2019
Medical imaging and visualization company Medivis officially unveiled SurgicalAR, its augmented reality (AR) technology...
Office of the National Coordinator Releases Proposed Rule on Healthcare Data Interoperability
News | Information Technology | February 14, 2019
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a new rule to support seamless and secure access,...