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Fujifilm Unveils Aspire CRm Digital Mammography System Fujifilm's expanding women's health offering provides lower volume practices and women's centers an affordable option to convert to digital without sacrificing image quality

STAMFORD, Conn., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. today unveiled the Aspire CRm Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) system, the latest addition to the company's expanding women's health offering. The Aspire CRm is an ideal option for smaller, stand alone breast imaging centers who want to easily transition from analog to digital imaging.

"With the Aspire CRm, Fujifilm women's health offering continues to expand to provide options to facilities of all sizes," explains David Hotchkiss, Director of Modality Solutions Marketing at Fujifilm.  "Gone are the days of small facilities having to sacrifice image quality or ease-of-use because a digital solution was out of their price range. With the introduction of our Aspire CRm, these facilities can now offer their patients the benefits of digital mammography instead of losing these patients to neighboring facilities who offer this technology. We are the first and only vendor to provide both CR-and DR-based FFDM systems in the U.S., and now we have a solution that is right for any and every facility's unique needs and varying budgetary requirements."

The Aspire CRm is an affordable FFDM system that eliminates the use of film to improve overall workflow while increasing daily productivity, and offers optimal image quality and improved dose efficiencies over analog systems. Like the other systems in Fujifilm's comprehensive line of women's imaging technologies, the Aspire CRm provides radiologists with the company's legacy 50 micron resolution.  Additionally, it delivers Fujifilm's legacy capture technology that improves clarity, contrast and exposure latitude as compared to screen-film mammography. The Aspire CRm provides dose-lowering characteristics that result in improved diagnostic confidence. 

Fujifilm is the world leader in FFDM with more than 8000 systems installed worldwide. The company was the first to bring computed radiography- (CR) based FFDM to the U.S. market in 2006 and has been successfully serving the needs of hospitals and imaging centers with the Aspire ClearView-CSm and the Aspire ClearView-1m, multi- and single-imaging plate systems with Image Intelligence™, Fujifilm's proprietary image processing technology. In 2011, Fujifilm introduced the Aspire HD, a proprietary FFDM detector that uses innovative dual layer amorphous selenium (a-Se) and Direct Optical Switching (DOS) technology that creates a direct image transfer resulting in a higher efficiency image capture.

For more information on Fujifilm's Aspire CRm, please visit www.fujimed.com.

About Fujifilm

FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions to meet the needs of healthcare facilities today and well into the future. From an unrivaled selection of digital x-ray systems, to the Synapse® brand of PACS, RIS and cardiovascular products, to advanced women's health imaging systems, Fujifilm has products that are ideal for any size imaging environment. The Endoscopy Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., supplies high quality, technologically advanced, FUJINON brand endoscopes to the medical market. FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For more information visit www.fujimed.com and www.fujinonendoscopy.com.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 16 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2010, and in the year ended March 31, 2011, had global revenues of $25.8 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

* At an exchange rate of 86 yen to the dollar. 

© 2012 FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.

SOURCE FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.



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