Fujifilm?s digital mammo goes mobile

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Fujifilm Medical Systems USA’s CR for mammography (FCRm), a full-field digital mammography system, is now available for use in mobile mammography environments. 

The first two installations of Mobile FCRm systems were in mobile units operated by the Harris County Hospital District in Houston and St. Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta, the Stamford, Conn.-based company said.

Fujifilm reported that more than 400 mobile mammography units are in use today throughout the United States, – with the majority using analogue film systems, and only about 10 - 15 percent of existing mobile coaches having converted to digital mammography, the mobile environment lags behind traditional breast imaging facilities. 

Fujifilm said its digital imaging solution, including FCRm, Synapse PACS and Synapse Managed Services, enables mobile providers to concentrate on the delivery of care while it manages the IT infrastructure. By connecting Mobile FCRm to a secure wireless broadband connection, images acquired in the mobile setting will be sent to the user’s desired reading location and directly to its data center with the option of Managed PACS, according to the company.