02 August 2016 | News | By BioSpectrum Bureau
FUJIFILM presents latest digital radiography innovations at AHRA 2016
FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions, will have a major presence at the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) annual meeting held July 31-August 3, 2016, at The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.
In addition to showcasing its comprehensive portfolio of digital radiography products and women's imaging solutions, Fujifilm will sponsor the keynote presentation on Tuesday, August 2nd as well as lead an educational symposium on DR and the impact of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 on Wednesday, August 3rd.
"Our participation at AHRA 2016 will extend well beyond the walls of our booth, offering radiology professionals valuable information, insights and experience that they can take back to their facilities to improve department processes and patient outcomes," said Rob Fabrizio, director of strategic marketing, Digital Radiography and Women's Health, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.
Select highlights from Fujifilm's comprehensive DR portfolio include:
FDR D-EVO GL - Begins shipping in the United States this month is the world's first long length DR detector. It is designed to acquire long-length radiography for scoliosis and/or long leg exams with a simple, low dose, fast, single exposure. Featuring a huge 17x49" field of view, the FDR D-EVO GL saves time, enhances efficiency, image quality and dose for upright long-length radiography exams. It simplifies long length exams reducing chances for patient movement artifacts with faster setup and less chance for anatomy cut off due to a wider field of view compared to conventional multi-exposure DR. Compared to CR, the detector uses less dose and eliminates CR reader processing steps. The wait for a single exposure long length DR is over and the benefits far exceed conventional solutions available.
Virtual Grid - Also releasing this month is Fujifilm's second generation grid simulation image processing. Virtual Grid intelligently interprets and corrects the effects of scatter radiation, adapting contrast to improve image quality for exams acquired without a grid. Virtual Grid brings valuable benefits to imaging, enhancing patient comfort; eliminating bulky grids, simplifying technologist productivity; making the detector lighter and faster to position, and lowering dose as much as 50% compared to exams performed with a grid. Virtual Grid can be used with both DR and CR, all anatomy, including long length images.
Focus on Education
Fujifilm's ongoing commitment to education will be evident at AHRA 2016. Fujifilm will sponsor the general session keynote speaker, Scott Steinberg, as he delivers his presentation, "Leading with Innovation: How to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate, and Succeed in the New Normal." A celebrated speaker, author, futurist and strategic innovation consultant, Steinberg has earned a reputation for helping professionals and organizations cultivate competitive advantages.
Fujifilm will deliver an educational symposium titled "Navigating the New Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016: Challenging Problems...DR Solutions." Led by Rob Fabrizio the session will cover the business and reimbursement impact of the new legislation on radiology departments. The session will also explore the benefits of a CR-to-DR transition including a variety of improvements to the domains of care as well as a facility's bottom line. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and will receive 1 ASRT approved credit.