MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Fujifilm Medical Systems launched clinical trials of its 3D digital mammography technology in the U.S. with installation of machines at centers around the U.S.
Trials are set to begin as early as next month, according to a press release. The company announced the launch at a conference of the Radiological Society of North America over the weekend.
"We believe that, when approved by the FDA, Fujifilm’s 3D digital mammography has the potential to become the standard of care," Fujifilm director of modality solutions marketing David Hotchkiss said in prepared remarks. "When it comes to the early detection of breast cancer, radiologists will benefit from powerful 3D technology to elevate their diagnostic confidence using an average glandular dose that is equivalent to 2D full field digital mammography.
The screening technology allows physicians to wear dedicated glasses designed to present 3D images comprised of combined stereo images of the breast, according to a press release.
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