Less than one year since receiving FDA approval for its Fuji Computed Radiography for Mammography (FCR m) system in the United States, the company said it has installed 100+ units in the U.S. – enabling more than 150 mammography exam rooms to convert to digital. FCR m global installs number more than 3,600.
"The demand that we expected for Fujifilm's digital mammography system has come to fruition since we received our FDA approval in July 2006," said Andy Vandergrift, Fujifilm's national marketing manager, Women's Healthcare Imaging. "Breast imaging providers need a digital mammography system that produces superior image quality and will enable them to readily convert all of their screening rooms to digital at the same time."
The multi-reader offering of FCR m presents mammography providers with various equipment configuration combinations, from a centrally located multi-plate reader serving several rooms, to a single plate reader installed right in the exam room.
Solis Women's Health in Austin, Texas; MedTech Mammography Centers & Women's Imaging in Phoenix, Ariz; and Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, S.C., are all multi-site providers that selected Fujifilm this year. Other notable facilities to implement the technology include Body Imaging in Portland, Ore.; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Brighton, Mass., and Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pa.