FDR Visionary Suite uses Dual Energy Subtraction (DES), an advanced radiographic technology that removes anatomical structures of high and low x-ray absorption, such as soft tissue or bone, which along with other underlying and/or overlying structures can obscure suspected pathology.
The DES process captures two images at different x-ray energy levels, then subjects them to ‘subtraction processing’ to produce three resulting images: traditional, bone only, and soft tissue only views. DES enhances differentiation between bone and soft tissue structures to help better visualize suspect areas.
Fujifilm’s innovative approach to dual energy subtraction further enhances diagnostic visibility with three advanced processing algorithms:
- Multi-Stage Registration, or MSR, which intelligently corrects and compensates for patient motion, such as: breathing and heart beat artifacts which are typically characteristic of dual energy subtraction
- Patient Thickness Compensation, which recognizes high density anatomy to optimize and clarify over- or under-penetrated areas of the entire image
- Advanced Noise Reduction, which selectively suppresses noise at multiple frequency levels without losing sharpness
Fujifilm FDR Visionary Suite’s DES delivers enhanced diagnostic detail, making it an innovative new standard of care for routine chest exams in today’s changing healthcare environment, as well as offering an effective follow-up tool to help rule out the need for other, more dose-intensive and higher cost exams such as CT.