STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (Booth # 2511, South Building) – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. will introduce a cutting-edge new image processing tool called Virtual Grid– the latest evolution of the company's digital x-ray advances – at the 100th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Ill. The Virtual Grid intelligently adapts contrast to improve image quality for exams that are taken without a grid.
"Fujifilm's Virtual Grid results in higher image contrast and clarity for exams that need it most," said Rob Fabrizio, director of product marketing and development, Digital x-ray and Women's Health at FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. "The new intelligent processing is designed for exams such as routine portable chest and abdomen exams that traditionally require high penetration; it intuitively recognizes and reduces scatter effect to generate higher quality images for exams where a grid is not used."
The Virtual Grid automatically adapts its processing to replicate grid use to reduce degradation of image quality caused by scatter radiation. This new feature analyzes the image for scatter effect based on exam menu and selected parameters and offers automated and selectable grid ratios to further adapt image quality to site preferences.
Physical add on grids are commonly required for mobile imaging of large anatomy to help focus radiation to reduce scatter and blurring. Virtual grid processing will be a great benefit to technologists for mobile imaging in emergency room, operating room, bedside, wheel chair and other exams where they may not have the optimal grid or any grid on hand. Use of Virtual Grid also eliminates artifacts typical from misalignment of the tube to detector/grid angle.
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 please visit www.fujimed.com and www.fujifilmendoscopy.com.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2014, the company had global revenues of $23.9 billion, at an exchange rate of 102 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.
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