In early March we attended the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2023, and it was a pleasure to see you all in Vienna, sharing the latest innovations and news from the world of imaging. The exhibition was a great success, and it was great to see delegates returning in good numbers to this renowned radiology event.
We welcomed a high number of delegates onto the Fujifilm’s booth, where we showcased several new additions to our imaging and healthcare IT portfolio, launching products that spanned an increasing range of clinical areas and technologies. Throughout the event, on-site application specialists and product managers offered interactive demonstrations of our comprehensive portfolio such as the newly released advanced ultrasound system – the ARIETTA™ 750 DeepInsight™ .
The event was also the perfect opportunity for Fujifilm to highlight and demonstrate features of products that will be arriving soon. For example, the visitors to the booth could learn how the next-generation ECHELON™ Synergy MRI scanner uses AI technology to rapidly obtain high quality images. Also, they could learn about the SCENARIA™ View Focus Edition CT scanner, which is equipped with the workflow accelerating SynergyDrive™ automation suite. Additionally, it is equipped with an advanced cardiac motion correction feature that helps clinicians obtain clearer images of the heart, even with the most challenging rhythms.
Our general x-ray digital modalities area also got their share of attention, with live demonstrations of the FDR Cross hybrid c-arm, a solution for Fluoroscopy and Radiography in a single platform. The FDR D-EVO III G80i digital X-ray Longview detector that improves efficiency and effectiveness in orthopaedic and spinal procedures, thanks to its ultra-lightweight, long image area and wireless capabilities. A comprehensive range of modality AI support tools were also on display, showing how AI at the point of x-ray can improve decision-making and allow improved triage of patients, allowing more effective and efficient use of resources.
Over in the booth’s Ultrasound Corner, attendees of our ‘Meet the experts’ events enjoyed first-class talks hosted by field specialists, covering topics such as the clinical usefulness of new ultrasound technologies in radiology. Here the benefits of the DeepInsight™ range were revealed, as well as ultrasound imaging techniques for the assessment of diffuse liver disease. The Women’s Health Corner was equally full of activity, with regular discussions on recent advances in mammography screening and Fujifilm’s new Comfort Comp feature – an innovation that provides a more comfortable breast imaging experience – for the Amulet™ Innovality™ mammography system.
The Fujifilm satellite MR symposium also proved a hit, with the audience treated to leading experts exploring the latest opportunities provided by cutting-edge MRI technologies. Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Biederer – a thought leader in this area – chaired thrilling discussions on topics such as the widespread benefits of open scanners, and the safe management of patients with passive implants on vertical field scanners.
ECR 2023 saw a special visit from Teiichi Goto, President and Chief Executive Officer at FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, to the Fujifilm booth. Goto-san saw the hard work and dedication that went into every aspect of our presence at ECR 2023, and even enjoyed touring the booth to receive an overview of the portfolio and key products on display.
Bring on ECR 2024, where we will be exhibiting the diagnostic imaging solutions we are continually developing and adapting to address ever-evolving issues in the healthcare sector. With a commitment to taking on healthcare challenges together, we are already looking forward to bringing our future innovations back to Vienna next year.