Fujifilm Healthcare Americas announced today that installations began for its Arietta 650 DeepInsight ultrasound systems in California.
United Medical Imaging Healthcare in Los Angeles started installing the systems across its radiology facilities in southern California. This comes as part of a volume purchase agreement between the two companies.
According to a news release, these represent the first systems installed in the U.S. that use DeepInsight technology. DeepInsight offers cognitive technology for extracting only necessary information from image raw data. This helps deliver clearer images, Fujifilm said.
“Ultrasound imaging has become an indispensable diagnostic tool in modern medicine,” said Hideyuki Honda, VP of ultrasound solutions and business development, Fujifilm Healthcare Americas. “However, ultrasound images are often subject to noises generated in the system, which can make it difficult to visualize organs and evaluate lesions in the body. Fujifilm developed DeepInsight as a solution to meet the ever-increasing expectations for precision in image quality and accuracy in diagnosis.”
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DeepInsight utilizes algorithms that distinguish between echo signals and electrical noise. It does so while still retaining important speckle signals, selectively extracting signals necessary for diagnosis. This helps produce high-quality images, even from deep regions of the body, supporting more accurate ultrasounds. DeepInsight works in real time. It allows the sonographer to benefit while scanning to identify areas of interest.
“The presence of electronic noise is inherent to ultrasound. DeepInsight is able to remove this noise to reveal image detail, especially in deeper areas of the image where weaker tissue signals are more likely to be obscured in conventional imaging,” said Yvette De Anda, provider relations director at United Medical Imaging Healthcare. “We offer our patients full-service radiology centers that provide one location for all exams, so we need ultrasound systems that do it all. The Arietta 650 DeepInsight provides that flexibility in addition to the latest technologies in image enhancement.”