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Fujifilm Brings the FDR Go Digital Portable to RSNA 2013: Quicker Procedure Times, Reduced Patient Dose Among its Many Benefits

Stamford, C.T., December 1, 2013 (Booth #2539 South Building) FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. will showcase its FDR Go, the latest evolution of the company’s digital portable portfolio at the 99th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in  Chicago, IL.

“Portable imaging is one of the fastest-paced and most demanding environments in medical imaging, and a system that can consistently capture high-quality images quickly, reliably and efficiently is an absolute necessity,” said Rob Fabrizio, director of marketing and product development, digital X-ray, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.Fujifilm focused on making workflow easy and accurate for the x-ray technologist and gentle and efficient for the patient. We’ve integrated a smart full featured mobile design with innovative image capture technology to address what matters most to our users and the patient.

The FDR Go offers the speed, image quality and dose benefits of Fujifilm’s FDR D-EVO detectors, with enhanced portable features that include a compact size just right for maneuvering in tight spaces.  The portable imaging system allows technologists to smoothly bring the full capabilities of an x-ray room to the patient bedside, in the ER, the ICU, NICU and the OR.

“Mobile imaging equipment in the intensive care unit, like the FDR Go, helps simplify patient comfort without compromising time or accuracy to help save precious lives.  At Children’s Hospital, vulnerable neonatal ICU patients receive necessary imaging by Fujifilm’s DR portable solution without even being disturbed from the safety of the isolettes,” said Kari Kunze, radiology supervisor at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. “These tiny patients are typically very unstable to move and perhaps so underweight that they cannot maintain their body temperature. With the FDR Go, we’re able to take an x-ray without having to disturb the infant, the detector nicely fits the built in tray.”

Radiation dose reduction is also an obvious priority for hospitals and health systems, helping to improve patient safety and satisfaction. Evolving to the next level, FDR Go utilizes today’s latest DR advancements, including Fujifilm’s exclusive Irradiated Side Sampling (ISS) and Dynamic Visualization (DV) technologies. ISS detector circuitry design enhances sharpness while increasing dose efficiency compared to conventional designs.

The role that the technology selection plays in dose reduction cannot be denied,” Timothy M. Gustafson, RT, director of imaging services at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. “At White Memorial Medical, the cesium detectors used in Fujifilm’s FDR-Go DR system have enabled dose reductions of more than 50% over the hospital’s previous CR techniques while producing equivalent or improved image quality.”

Fujifilm continuously delivers legendary image quality, low radiation dose and renowned reliability with its digital radiography solutions. To register for a product demonstration at RSNA, please visit http://rsna.fujimed.com.  For every product demonstration registered online, Fujifilm will donate $25 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information about Fujifilm digital radiography solutions, please visit:  http://digital-radiology.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, 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 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 10 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2012, and in the year ended March 31, 2013, had global revenues of $26.7 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

* At an exchange rate of 83 yen to the dollar.