AMULET f / AMULET s

Digital mammography evolves enhanced usability and examination comfort

The Amulet’s new functionality and ergonomic design achieves improved usability and a more comfortable examination experience whilst maintaining superior image quality.

OverView

    • Top quality images from a flat panel featuring 50 µm resolution
    • Mammography with greater comfort and improved usability
    • Specially designed AWS (Acquisition Workstation)
    • Function for stereotactic biopsy examinations (optional only for AMULET 

Features

Top quality images from a flat panel featuring 50 µm resolution

Incorporating Fujifilm’s patented Direct Optical Switching Technology

AMULET f and AMULET s use a direct conversion X-ray sensor with excellent conversion efficiency. The panel comprises of a dual layer of a-Se, employing Fujifilm’s proprietary Direct Optical Switching technology, instead of thin film transistors (TFTs), to directly read the signal more efficiently. This technology ensures lower image noise and allows a pixel size of just 50 µm to be achieved as well as permitting shorter inter-exposure times (15 seconds). AMULET f and AMULET s provide high resolution images, high DQE and optimise workflow.

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Mammography with greater comfort and improved usability

Easy for radiographer to use and gentle on the patient

Operation buttons

The buttons are shaped to be easily identified by touch alone.

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Display / color LCD

Information is displayed on screens both on the compression arm and at the foot of the unit.

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Single-touch function

A single-touch function allows the AMULET to be positioned automatically to the desired swivel arm angle between exposures for faster examinations and also returns the unit to the upright position once these are completed.

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Arm rests and foam pads* (*optional)

Offering well-balanced, gentle support coupled with optional foam chest wall / axilla pads to improve patient comfort during examinations.

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Compression plates

A full range of compression plates are available, including those optimised for small breasts, for more accurate positioning. Both collimation and image output sizes are automatically adjusted to 18×24cm or 24×30cm as required. *Optional

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Unit positioning adjustment

Easy to use controls on the compression arm are provided to allow adjustment of the height of the AMULET and the swivel arm angle, and there is also the ability to vary the automatically set compression force, if necessary, using a simple dial.

Specially designed AWS (Acquisition Workstation)

Integrated X-ray controller allows setting and confirmation of exposure conditions on a single screen

Examination screen can be split and switched between 1, 2, or 4 images

Portrait-type monitor enhances both image viewing and operability

Density and contrast can be easily adjusted while reviewing images

The positions of left / right images can be adjusted both automatically and manually

High definition second monitor (3M/5M: Optional)

A second high resolution monitor can be added to the AWS making it possible, if connected to PACS, to display previous images to enable more accurate examinations.

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3D Mammography Viewer (optional)

Fujifilm’s 3D mammography creates 3D images by using two high resolution images taken from different angles. One of these images is a conventional 2D image. The images are presented on a special viewer. 3D images enable the internal anatomical breast structures to be identified more clearly than in a 2D image due to tissue separation and microcalcifications stratification. With this system, it is expected that image interpretation is as quick or even quicker than 2D mammography and false positives are reduced.

* Adaptable to AMULET f only

 

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Stereotactic biopsy examinations (optional)

The AMULET’s ability to deliver detailed, 50 µm resolution, images to its high resolution display enables precise and efficient biopsy examinations.

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By attaching the lateral adapter, puncture can be performed not only vertically but also laterally to the compressed breast. Two puncture directions are now available, enabling wider application of mammographic needle biopsy.

* Adaptable to AMULET f only

 

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Good Design Award

In 2011, AMULET f and AMULET s received the Good Design Award, Japan’s only comprehensive design evaluation and promotion award.

They are highly appreciated as mammography systems which provide patients with comfort and technologists with superb usability.

The new image processing technology incorporated has drastically enhanced the quality of diagnostic images

These systems were developed with mitigation of patients’ discomfort and enhancement of usability for technologists in mind

High Definition, Low Dosing and Enhanced Workflow Realized all at once with Fujifilm’s latest technology
—Advanced Image Processing using 3D Structure Analysis Technology

Virtual Grid
Enhancing the Image quality and workflow of the portable image

Virtual Grid is an image processing software that corrects for the effects of scatter radiation that otherwise reduce image contrast and clarity. Without the need for an anti-scatter grid, this software quickly creates high quality images.

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Dynamic Visualization II
Image quality using advanced exposure recognition algorithms

Algorithms automatically adjust contrast and density for individual body parts based on calculation of estimated 3D image data.

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In this spinal image, by supressing black-out and white-out in the image, the alignment of the entire vertebral column and spinal kyphosis is greater visualized.

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Improved detection and display of the Skin edge and outline of lumber spine in patients with increased thickness.

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Improved control of the density and contrast in areas with overlapping tissue provides clearer observation of artificial joint replacements.

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FNC2 – New Flexible Noise Control
Supporting dose reduction by suppressing complex noise components from the image

FNC2 extracts the noise component in the image by recognizing complex line and dot components as well as estimating the noise amount in relation to body thickness. Then by separating and suppressing the noise component, granularity is improved even when dose is reduced.

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Body Movement Detection
Automatic detection of patient’s body movement which may cause degradation of image quality

Body movement is detected by using object recognition and edge detection technology, to measure the sharpness of a high contrast “edge” in the image.

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Highlighting of Gauzes and Catheter
Enhanced Image highlight presets provide a simple and smart confirmation of gauzes and catheters.

One-touch highlight presets allow quick confirmation of the presence of post surgery gauze or the correct position of catheters in emergency situations.

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