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).
"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.