Burgeoning population makes it necessary to have PACS and RIS system to increase efficiency and quality of diagnosis, says ChanderShekhar Sibal, HOD Medical Division, Fujifilm India Private Limited in conversation with Elets News Network (ENN)
What kind of impact are you making and attempting to make in the Indian radiology market?
We as Fujifilm are committed to bringing quality by innovation. We are bringing new technologies in CR, DR and PACS façades which would improve the Radiology Services. We have recently launched Amulet Innovality – Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) at Batra Hospital Delhi. This is a screening device with 50-micronpixel resolution can detect breast cancer at very early stage and can help reduce mortality. We have also launched Prima Tm table Top model of CR with mammography reading capability of 50 microns. For Mobile DR Services, we have launched Micro Skan DR in collaboration with Skan ray.
What major advances you have made in the field of Teleradiology and what are your plans in the pipeline?
India with a population of more than 1.2 billion, we have approximately 10,000 radiologists so it becomes necessary to have quality, PACS and RIS system to increase efficiency and quality of diagnosis. We are focusing on our SYNAPSE PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System), Clinical Workflow Manager (CWM), and Radiology Information system (RIS) for enterprise solution in bigger hospitals which would bring efficiency and quality in diagnosis. We have also launched iWeb solution for small diagnostic centers and nursing homes so that one radiologist can report x-rays from 4-5 centers sitting on his workstation.
Brief us about your equipment advances in the domains of mammography.
Our country faces an increase in cancer patients and specially breast cancer, every year 1,30,000 new breast cancer patient are detected and this would escalate to 2,00,000 new patients every year by 2020 (study by ICMR). The mortality rate of our breast cancer patient is 50 per cent and the major reason for the same is a lack of awareness and screening in India. Delay in the detection of cancer reduces the survival duration of patient becomes difficult. This calls for the need for more screening devices.
Fujifilm has recently launched FFDM with 50 Micron pixel resolution and Tomosynthesis at Batra Hospital. It has Haxgonal Close Pattern Detector which enables 50-micron-pixel resolution and it has two modes of Tomo Synthesis High Resolution and screening modes. We have recently received orders for FFDM with Tomosynthesis from TATA Memorial center – ACTREC NaviMumbai, IGMC, Shimla, and N M Diagnostics, Mumbai.