3d mammography

ASPIRE Cristalle

ASPIRE Cristalle

At Fujifilm, we are committed to doing our part, at every opportunity, to deliver value through imaging innovation. ASPIRE Cristalle with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) is built smarter because it is built with insight into image quality, operational excellence, and a better patient experience.

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The intelligent design of ASPIRE Cristalle’s patented Comfort Paddle provides noticeably less pain and anxiety for the patient. With its unique flexible, slotted 4-way tilting paddle design, it provides more even compression, that combined with the Intelligent Automatic Exposure Control (iAEC) image processing, make it possible to provide more optimized images at low dose for every breast type, including implants.

Our advanced technology simplifies and speeds workflow so technologists can spend more time focused on patient interactions.

  • Smart shortcuts and fewer clicks—set exposure and confirm acquired images on a single screen
  • Simultaneously adjust density and contrast for both left and right views
  • Minimize patient discomfort with automated compression and release
  • Immediately output individual images to PACS, viewer, or printer during exam
  • Improve system availability and extend system life with programmable automatic startup, sleep, and shutdown

The unique Hexagonal Close Pattern (HCP) detector pixel design on ASPIRE Cristalle outperforms traditional pixel arrays to help enable superior diagnostic accuracy for radiologists.

When compared to square pixels, HCP delivers:

  • 20% increase in detector sensitivity
  • Improved information capture
  • Lower patient dose

It’s critical to think about the bigger picture when introducing DBT to your facility to keep your facility running as efficiently as possible. Our Synapse® Enterprise Imaging portfolio, including Synapse 5 PACS and Synapse VNA, enables secure, easy-to-manage storage and access to the complete patient imaging record throughout the healthcare enterprise, regardless of the technology-generating source, format type, or siloed storage system.

Patient-centric Design

Patented Comfort Paddle designed to improve patient comfort during mammograms

The unique Comfort Paddle allows pressure to be more evenly and gently distributed across the breast compared to conventional, flexible paddles.

  • Slotted paddle edge allows plate to flex to the contour of the breast
  • Bends from center of breast to thinner edges
  • Distributes pressure more evenly
  • Tilting paddle allows for more gradual and more even compression
  • Available in two sizes to accommodate different breast sizes: 18x24cm and 24x30cm
  • Available standard on ASPIRE Cristalle, optional on ASPIRE HD Plus

Learn more about the Comfort Paddle and other accessories here.


Contrast-Enhanced Digital Mammography

Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) uses a dual-energy technique performed after the IV administration of iodinated contrast agent to identify abnormalities on the basis of angiogenesis, as well as morphologic features and density.

The physiologic information provided by CEDM is similar to that provided by breast MRI, without the added time or expense of conventional breast MRI protocols. The combination of morphologic and physiologic information provided by CEDM has been shown to provide superior sensitivity and specificity in diagnosing breast cancer when compared with digital mammography alone .

Comfort Comp ​

For many, the word mammogram is associated with anxiety and fear of a painful exam. Pain associated with mammography screenings results from compression of the breast, which is required to obtain high-quality mammograms at low radiation doses. ​

Comfort Comp leverages the phenomenon of hysteresis in which soft tissues, such as breast tissue, maintain their position ​for a period of time before returning to their neutral position. Mammography using Comfort Comp requires that normal breast compression be applied initially to ensure proper breast positioning and to take full advantage of the hysteresis principle. Comfort Comp triggers an automatic reduction in the amount of compression force after normal breast compression is completed and prior to exposure. Once completed, automatic decompression is activated, shortening the time that the breast is under maximum pressure with minimal changes to breast thickness or image quality.

Read the full white paper on Comfort Comp to learn how the feature is designed to augment patient comfort through decreased compression without compromising image quality or workflow.

View the Comfort Comp White Paper

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT)

Radiologists using ASPIRE Cristalle with DBT will realize valuable, enhanced clinical efficacy compared to using full field digital mammography (FFDM) alone.

  • DBT acquires a series of low-dose images at different angles. The acquired images are reconstructed into a series of high-resolution slices displayed individually or dynamically in a cine mode.
  • The reconstructed tomographic images make it easier to identify lesions which might otherwise be difficult to visualize in traditional 2D mammogram images because of the presence of overlapping breast structures.
  • Superior diagnostic accuracy and superior (lower) recall rates for non-cancer cases are possible with ASPIRE Cristalle’s DBT technology.

Hexagonal Close Pattern (HCP) Direct Conversion Technology

  • 50-micron image display
  • Reduced acquisition time — only 15 seconds
  • Hexagonal pixels distribute the electrical field more efficiently than traditional square pixels, to capture stronger signals with less noise
  • Resulting images have high DQE and MTF, producing brilliant image quality
  • Offers exceptionally sharp images, even at low dose

iAEC plus ISC: Optimized x-ray dose and contrast for each breast type

Fujifilm’s proprietary technology makes it possible to lower dose while offering optimized contrast, even in dense breasts and implants.

  • Intelligent AEC (iAEC) “factors in” breast composition to calculate the optimal dose and exposure techniques for each examination. iAEC enables more accurate calculation of exposure parameters than is possible with conventional AEC systems.
  • iAEC can also greatly speed workflow for exams of implanted breasts by automatically calculating the optimal exposure.
  • Fujifilm’s Image-based Spectrum Conversion (ISC) technology optimizes contrast in an image, offering the dose advantages of a tungsten target for all exposures and breast types.
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Accessories and Workstations

Our mammography solutions include a variety of workstations and accessories, including paddles, stereotactic biopsy, and QC phantoms, available to support the needs of your imaging facility, staff, and patients.

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Nashville General Hospital recently decided to upgrade their mammography system to 3D. After a thorough assessment of vendors and a comprehensive evaluation of the advantages they offer, the hospital settled on Fujifilm’s ASPIRE Cristalle 3D (…)

The Mammography Department

Nashville General Hospital
Nashville General Hospital aimed to enhance their mammography and CT systems to remain competitive against larger local medical facilities. Throughout the selection process, Fujifilm stood out as the right fit.

Nashville General Hospital

Nashville, TN
“I am so excited to be using the Fujifilm Cristalle at Banner Imaging. It is easy to use, fast, and the images are beautiful. My patients love the Comfort Paddles and the new Comfort Comp feature! (…)

Dawn Lind

Banner Imaging Arcadia
“I love the ASPIRE Cristalle! The system’s appearance is so nice and appealing and helps to put our patients at ease before their exams.” I think it’s the best-looking system out there” ~Rachel Greene

Rachel Greene

Coosa Valley Medical Center
“Our patients are very excited to have 3D as an option now at Harlan County Health System with our new Aspire Cristalle. The comfort paddle is amazing! We feel like we are getting much better (…)

Brittany Reeg & Amy Bunch

Harlan County Health System
“We love our new Fujifilm ASPIRE Cristalle mammo system. It has amazing image quality and is so easy to use. Our experience with the Fuji team from purchasing and installation to training has been superb. (…)

Gayla Earnest & Lori Gatin

Family Medicine of White Hall

Nashville General Hospital recently decided to upgrade their mammography system to 3D. After a thorough assessment of vendors and a comprehensive evaluation of the advantages they offer, the hospital settled on Fujifilm’s ASPIRE Cristalle 3D (…)

The Mammography Department

Nashville General Hospital

Nashville General Hospital invested in Fujifilm’s ASPIRE Cristalle 3D mammography system for their community, much to the delight of their patient base. Existing patients have noticed a huge improvement in comfort and quickness, and no (…)

Nashville General Hospital

Nashville, TN

Nashville General Hospital aimed to enhance their mammography and CT systems to remain competitive against larger local medical facilities. Throughout the selection process, Fujifilm stood out as the right fit.

Nashville General Hospital

Nashville, TN

Women’s Imaging and Intervention in Portland, Oregon has a reputation for always putting the patient first. They continuously have a 3 month wait list for mammogram appointments, and that is without doing any advertising. Dr. (…)

Women’s Imaging & Intervention

Portland, OR

The ASPIRE Cristalle mammography system with DBT represents a major breakthrough in breast cancer screening technology at Northern Radiology Associates in Watertown, NY. Dr. Dean Phillips, DO discusses how the practice has benefited from the (…)

Northern Radiology Associates

Watertown, NY

In an underserved community in Los Angeles, Adventist Health White Memorial discusses using quality technology such as the ASPIRE Cristalle with digital breast tomosynthesis and community outreach to motivate women to comply with annual mammography (…)

Adventist Health White Memorial

Los Angeles, CA

White Paper

ASPIRE Cristalle Advances the State of the Art in Digital Mammography

ASPIRE Cristalle, Fujifilm’s third-generation full-field digital mammography (FFDM) system, now delivers optimum image quality at a very low patient dose. A new white paper, Technology Advances in Mammography: Dose Reduction and Image Quality, highlights the recent advances in FFDM technology employed in the ASPIRE Cristalle system.

Download the white paper to learn how:

  • ASPIRE Cristalle’s novel Hexagonal Close Pattern detector yields improved sensitivity compared to conventional detectors while reducing patient dose by approximately 20%.
  • Adaptive and analytical image processing automatically adjusts to each patient’s breast composition.
  • A quality-control package consisting of the 1 Shot Phantom M Plus and corresponding QC software facilitates a comprehensive mammography quality-control program.

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On Demand CE-accredited Webinars

Fujifilm is committed to supporting technologists with continuing education offerings. Select from multiple webinar options to view and acquire CE credits.

Mammography System Evaluations – A Physicist Weighs In

This webinar will provide the audience with a unique perspective, that of a Medical Physicist, when evaluating and considering mammography systems from four different vendors. Discussion topics include elements to consider for a reliable mammography system, understanding the technology and system testing differences between each vendor, and the importance of an efficient QC testing process upon installation.

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Implementing a Contrast-Enhanced Mammography Program

In this Expert Forum, Dr. Matthew Covington shares his understanding of the benefits and limitations of contrast-enhanced mammography, as compared to contrast-enhanced breast MRI, and how this imaging technique can be incorporated into clinical practice.


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Synthetic 2D Mammography: The Roadmap for Interpreting Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Dr. Laurie Fajardo will share her understanding of the benefits of synthetic 2D images with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for diagnosing breast cancer along with considerations for implementing Synthetic 2D breast imaging protocols into your practice.


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