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.
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.
The buttons are shaped to be easily identified by touch alone.
Information is displayed on screens both on the compression arm and at the foot of the unit.
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.
Offering well-balanced, gentle support coupled with optional foam chest wall / axilla pads to improve patient comfort during examinations.
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
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.
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.
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.
The AMULET’s ability to deliver detailed, 50 µm resolution, images to its high resolution display enables precise and efficient biopsy examinations.
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.
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.