Lexington, Mass., August 23, 2023 – FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation, a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and medical informatics solutions, announced FDA 510(k) clearance of its new 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, the ECHELON Synergy. The system employs Synergy DLR, Fujifilm’s proprietary Deep Learning Reconstruction (DLR) technology powered by artificial intelligence (AI), to enhance the sharpness of images and acquire scans faster, contributing to higher throughput, image quality and patient satisfaction.
A recent study conducted by NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Meta AI Research indicates that reconstructing MRI images with AI delivers scans four times faster than standard scans, which could expand MRI access to more patients and reduce wait times for appointments.
“Fujifilm is committed to delivering medical advancements focused on enhancing the patient’s experience while streamlining the workflow for today’s busy imaging providers,” said Shawn Etheridge, executive director, modality solutions, FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation. “ECHELON Synergy is designed to facilitate optimal comfort and help alleviate anxiety with its large bore and wide patient table. Alleviating any patient anxiety not only helps to enhance the patient experience, but could also improve a radiologist’s workflow, as the less nervous a patient, the more efficient and quickly the scan will get done.”
In addition to Fujifilm’s sophisticated DLR technology, ECHELON Synergy’s unique AutoExam One Touch operation provides technologists with an automated workflow for brain and knee exams. AutoExam One Touch operation automatically positions the patient and starts the exam after the scan room door is closed, to speed technologist workflow and exam times for patients.
Designed to enhance patient comfort, ECHELON Synergy features a wide, 70 centimeter-wide bore and 62 centimeter-wide table accommodating patients up to 550 pounds. SoftSound™ gradient technology reduces acoustic noise, further enhancing the patient experience.
To help reduce healthcare associated infections (HAIs), Fujifilm’s exclusive Hydro AG antibacterial coating is embedded onto the system’s high touch surfaces. The antibacterial coating provides a layer of added protection to suppress growth of various types of bacteria, microorganisms and mold on the surfaces, and is 99.99% effective against most common bacteria.
For more information about the ECHELON Synergy MRI system, please visit the product page.
FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation is a comprehensive healthcare company that has an extensive range of technology and expertise in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Fujifilm’s innovative medical imaging portfolio includes solutions for digital radiography, mammography, CT, MRI, ultrasound, gastroenterology, pulmonology, endosurgery, and minimally invasive surgery. The award-winning Synapse® Enterprise Imaging portfolio provides healthcare professionals with the cross-departmental imaging and data access needed to deliver a complete patient record. Fujifilm’s AI initiative, REiLI®, combines Fujifilm’s rich image-processing heritage with cutting-edge innovations to inspire clinical confidence and combat burnout. The In-Vitro Diagnostic portfolio provides the gold standard of molecular based immunoassay technology for liver surveillance, cutting edge clinical diagnostic chemicals for leading laboratories and diagnostic chemicals for OEM white labelling products. The company is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts. Click here for more information.
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