FUJIFILM Europe Medical Systems Division will highlight various advanced technologies around Image Processing at the 20th annual European Congress of Radiology (ECR)
which will be held from 7 to 10 March in Vienna, Austria.
Amulet Innovality S-View
The ‘S-View’ image processing capacity can be used to create a synthesized 2D mammographic image from data acquired in either of the two modes of Tomosynthesis imaging available on the AMULET Innovality. “This new image processing technology allows the radiologist to assess the general architecture of the breast in much the same way as with routine mammographic imaging without the need to expose the patient to additional radiation”
said Hidetoshi Izawa, European Marketing Manager, FUJIFILM Europe GmbH. The ‘S-View’ image is intended as an additional diagnostic tool to be used alongside tomosynthesis slice images to aid in image interpretation and allow for correlation of structures seen in tomosynthesis imaging to a more familiar 2D image representation. The addition of ‘S-View’ processing further adds to Fujifilm’s already comprehensive suite of diagnostic tools for mammography; including 3D stereoscopic digital mammography, both 15 and 40 degree tomosynthesis imaging, biopsy examinations and routine digital mammography.
Fujifilm's Virtual Grid is an innovative image processing tool that results in higher image contrast by reducing the influence of scatter for images where a grid is not used. By allowing users to choose the virtual 'grid ratio' depending on their preference, this processing affords each site maximum control over the quality of the final image. Consequently, the Virtual Grid avoids alignment artifacts that might be associated with a physical grid.
General X-Ray Tomosynthesis
The reconstruction of Tomosynthesis images from data acquired on Fujifilm’s FDR AcSelerate has been possible for a number of years. With the recent addition of automatic exposure control for Tomosynthesis imaging on the AcSelerate system, Fujifilm is making it easier for technologists to select the optimal dosage for each examination, ensuring high-quality images are consistently available for diagnosis without exposing the patient to excessive x-ray dosage.
Fujifilm’s advanced image processing techniques are also exploited for Dual Energy Subtraction exams on the FDR AcSelerate. Dual Energy Subtraction is designed to help eliminate obstructions when detecting anomalies in lung fields by capturing two images which are reprocessed to three separate views: a standard radiographic image, a bone-only image and a soft tissue image. With the use of ‘multi stage registration’ processing, Fujifilm aims to recognize and eliminate the effect of motion on dual energy images, leading to increased detail, particularly around the area of the heart where movement cannot be avoided.
- The Fujifilm booth is located at the Austria Center Vienna, Expo B, Booth Nr. 209.