RSNA: Fujifilm updates PACS, DR and mammo systems
Fujifilm Medical Systems unveiled advances across its imaging and informatics product lines at the 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago Nov. 27 to Dec. 2. The company also announced that clinical trials of its 3D digital mammography system are slated to begin in the U.S.

Fujifilm’s Synapse PACS 4.0 includes image processing for Fujifilm’s DR and digital mammography systems; integration utilizing DatCard’s image access, archival management and standards-based interoperability; use of Oracle Database version 11g Enterprise Edition and support for VMware’s Version 5.0 virtualization products.

The company debuted Synapse RIS 6.1, which features Synapse Financials practice management, dashboards and dose management. The system is designed to run in a virtualized environment, according to Stamford, Conn.-based Fujifilm.

Fuji highlighted several DR works-in-progress: the FDR Go, the FDR D-Evo Portable Upgrade system and the FDR Go flex. Each portable system includes Irradiation Side Sampling, which aids detective quantum efficiency by reducing the distance for light signals to reach the sensor. FDR GO is a compact system with the ability to employ any FDR D-Evo detector. It is currently available in 14x17 inch and 17x17 inch (Gatalidium OxiSulfide) and 14x17 inch (Cesium Iodide). FDR D-Evo Portable Upgrade System is a self-contained unit that integrates Fujifilm’s wireless D-Evo flat-panel detector and workstation onto an existing analog portable. The FDR Go flex offers clinicians the capability to turn nearly any analog portable system, analog x-ray room or remote location into a DR imaging system. Technicians drop the box into the cassette drawer, snap the laptop into its mount and begin capturing DR images, Fujifilm explained.

Finally, works-in-progress highlighted at RSNA were Synapse Mobility and Synapse 3D 3.0. Synapse Mobility is a mobile application that enables remote access to Synapse products from Apple iOS and Android OS mobile devices, as well as Macintosh- or Windows-based PCs. New features include a collaboration tool to enable communication between physicians, referring clinicians and patients. New applications on the enterprise-capable Synapse 3D 3.0 include: MR Coronary Analysis, MR Delayed Enhancement, MR Brain Perfusion, Dental Analysis, ADC Map Tool, RECIST and PERCIST for tumor tracking.

Currently commercially available for sale and in use in Europe, Fujifilm’s 3D Digital Mammography presents 3D images to radiologists. The system acquires pairs of stereo images of the breast, which are then viewed by combining a 3D review workstation and glasses designed to present 3D breast images.