Stamford, Conn.-based Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc has unveiled the FCT Embrace at the 2018 American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, marking the company entrance into the CT market. Powered by Analogic, the FCT Embrace is an 85 cm wide-bore CT imaging unit with 64- or 128-slice configurations. Optimized for both oncology and radiology applications, the FCT Embrace offers enhanced CT simulation.

“Fujifilm is a company of ‘firsts’ in diagnostic imaging. In 1936, we took our first steps in the development of x-ray film; and in 1983, we pioneered the first digitized radiography system in the world,” says Johann Fernando, PhD, chief operating officer of Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.

“Once again, we are innovating with the launch of the FCT Embrace, a solution that provides the most slices ever seen on an 85cm bore system. Designed to improve radiation oncology care, this advanced solution boosts patient comfort and security by offering the widest tabletop currently available at 49cm, and accommodating bariatric patients of up to 660lbs.”

The FCT Embrace provides advanced imaging capabilities on a standardized platform for both radiology and oncology. Designed to improve accuracy throughout the entire oncology care cycle, the 85 cm bore optimally matches the rotational arc of the linear accelerator—offering  precise positioning options for simulation and treatment planning. This technology allows oncology patients to be imaged in their optimal treatment position at the full clinical image quality afforded by 64-slice or greater systems—maintaining the accuracy requirements radiation oncology demands without affecting diagnostic image quality.