Mammography QC Program

A dedicated quality control program for Fujifilm digital mammography systems to support stable image quality in screening and diagnosis.

For digital mammography, aimed at enhancing quality and reliability


The program consists of the exclusive "FCR 1 Shot Phantom M Plus" and the "FCR Mammography QC Software/Guidebook."

  • With "FCR 1 Shot Phantom M Plus", a daily quantitative test can be performed on 10 test items with a single exposure, enabling wide-ranging analysis of the system in a relatively short time.*
  • The "FCR Mammography QC Software", designed for performing periodic QC, data analysis and managing the QC test log, is installed on the CR Console that is part of the FCR mammography system.
  • The "FCR Mammography QC Program Guidebook" provides instructions on full procedures for quality control, technical explanations and other information necessary for this QC program.
  • The QC program applicable to FUJIFILM Digital Mammography System, AMULET, is also available.

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*Approximately 10 minutes in the FUJIFILM laboratory, compared with 5 hours (approx.) using the procedures described in the IEC standard.

1 Shot Phantom setting on Mammography equipment

 1 Shot Phantom

Dimensions: 263mm(w) x 198mm(d) x 24mm(h)

Test items of 1 Shot Phantom

  1.         Missed tissue at chest wall side
  2.         CNR
  3.         System sensitivity
  4.         Geometric distortion
  5.         System artifact (the whole image)
  6.         Uniformity
  7.         Dynamic range
  8.         Spatial resolution
  9.         LCD
  10.         Linearity/Beam quality


Annual test 1. Image performance test * Additive lag effects (Lag) * Multiplicative lag effects (Ghosting) * Missed tissue at chest wall side (40mm in height)* * Visual and functional tests 2. Spatial resolution test (Magnification) 3. X-ray equipment performance test * kVp accuracy and reproducibility * Half value layer (HVL) * Collimation assessment * Radiation output 4. AEC system performance test * AEC density control function * AEC reproducibility * CNR exposure mode n * AGD exposure mode n Notes * * This test is only required in limited countries/areas. Comply with local regulations/guidelines.
Daily/Weekly test 1. Test with 1 Shot Phantom * Missed tissue at chest wall side * Contrast to noise ratio (CNR) * System sensitivity constancy * Geometric distortion * System artifact * Uniformity * Dynamic range * Spatial resolution (SR) * Low contrast detectability (LCD) * Linearity/Beam quality assessment 2. Test with ACR phantom 3. Good practice (Cleaning) * Mammography X-ray equipment * IP/Cassettes * Diagnostic monitors * Viewing boxes
Installation test 1. S value confirmation 2. Inter Plate (IP) variation 3. IP fog in storage area
Notes Test items with bold text are evaluated by 1 Shot Phantom.
Quarterly test Repeat analysis
Semi-annual test 1. S value confirmation 2. Compression device confirmation 3. Viewing box maintenance