“Interventional procedures involve a series of dilemmas.
The most critical of these dilemmas requires using the lowest-dose mode possible without jeopardizing image quality.
In some cases, it could actually increase total dose if it requires multiple image acquisitions. Is there any other way to reduce the dose for patients?”
*ALARA: As Low As Reasonably Achievable
The use of AI (deep learning) technology has enabled the successful achievement of both noise suppression and enhanced device Visibility of fluoroscopy images. Operators can clearly see what they want to see while achieving lower dose levels.Read More
Unnecessary repeat acquisitions are reduced as low as possible using unique applications to help compensate for devices that are difficult to visualize, movement of the beating heart or from breathing, and patient body movement. Improved imaging helps shorten procedure times and reduces stress and dose levels for medical workers and patients.Read More
The system presents the cumulative dose values for each X-ray exposure area and notifies operators of the total dose applied during each examination. Providing total dose values calculated based on the trends of similar procedures can further increase awareness about minimizing dose levels during procedures.Read More
‘SCORE Opera‘ applies AI (deep learning technology) filter technology to enable efficient noise suppression and contrast enhancement, and improve the visibility of devices that are generally difficult to achieve under low dose conditions. In addition to reducing radiation exposure, the burden of image diagnosis by physicians will be reduced, shortening treatment time.
SCORE Opera has succeeded in reducing the fluoroscopic dose by up to 40% or more*.
In order to further promote accurate treatment in the low dose range, it is equipped with ‘SMART Control’ which provides two user interfaces that control the balance between visibility and dose level in real-time, while supporting fine-control of device visibility according to the treatment scene.
(*Comparison with our conventional system under standard dose ratio [Air Kerma] at 7.5pps and 10pps. )
Advanced PCI support application that makes full use of real-time image processing. By enhancing and fixing the stent in real-time from the dynamic image with heartbeat, it provides more reliable and accurate placement of the stent.
In situations where it is difficult to identify the stent, SCORE StentView offers a unique function that increases stent detection, reducing unnecessary exposure due to re-acquisition.
Based on the real-time image processing technology cultivated in SCORE Stent View, noise on the image is greatly reduced by performing sequential processing. It can be used to evaluate the stent condition after placement.
The enhancement process is viewed on the live monitor during processing, and the user can stop image acquisition when the desired enhancement level has been reached.
It automatically corrects misregistration in real-time. In addition to traditional linear corrections in the x and y axis, it also supports non-linear corrections in the z plane to correct for more complex patient movements. Better visibility of the blood vessels can be acquired in real-time, eliminating the additional manual pixel shifting and shortening the procedure time.
SCORE RSM is a mask-free DSA that Shimadzu succeeded in developing first in the market. It is most beneficial for patients who have difficulty holding their breath.
The power of SCORE RSM can be combined with new applications such as bolus tracking of the entire lower limbs or interlocking with C-arm movement, to increase the performance of other features.
SCORE Chase automatically generates a long view image of the leg by tracking contrast media while the user is freely panning the table in either the longitudinal or transverse directions. The long view image is displayed on the monitor instantly after acquisition, allowing the entire blood vessel to be evaluated quickly and easily. Used together with SCORE RSM, it enables the user to collect long view images with high blood vessel visibility even with patient movement.
The ability to acquire C-arm CT in both the left and right side positions of both the floor-mounted and ceiling-mounted C-arm.
Side acquisition C-arm CT can be performed during normal clinical use with our typical the room size and layout. We support safe treatment in real time with the image guidance required for IVR.
For complex treatments, procedures can be longer, producing higher total dose.
An alert function will notify you when the dose threshold is reached so that the target dose will not be exceeded. Having a notification alert, allows the user to concentrate on treatment without routinely watching the cumulative dose.