Fuji Aspire HD Gets FDA Nod

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Fujifilm Medical Systems USA yesterday announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Aspire HD flat-panel, full-field digital mammography (FFDM) system. The clearance enables the company to offer mammography systems using flat-panel digital radiography and computed radiography approaches alike. Aspire HD has a proprietary detector that utilizes dual-layer amorphous selenium (a-Se) and Fuji's direct optical switching (DOS) technology. The latter combines with Fuji’s 50-µm resolution to afford enhanced visualization, according to the compay. Meanwhile, the DOS technology eliminates the need for the thin-film transistors (TFTs) commonly found in currently available flat-panel FFDM systems. The new technology enables a “direct image transfer” process that produces less noise, according to the company. To read the press release, click here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fujifilms-aspire-hd-receives-fda...