Picture of ASPIRE Cristalle with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT)

    3D Mammography

    Franklin Hospital now offers both 2D and 3D Mammography. This system is amazingly comfortable and has images of the best quality. Please call (618) 439-3161, ext. 9420 and speak with any of our knowledgeable Radiologic Technologists to schedule an appointment.

    It is time to get smarter about 3D mammography:

    ASPIRE Cristalle with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) is built with insight into image quality, operational excellence, and a better patient experience. Here's why:

    INSIGHT #1 Mammograms don't work if women won't get them.

    The intelligent design of ASPIRE Cristalle's patented Comfort Paddle provides noticeably less pain and anxiety for the patient. Its unique flexible, slotted 4-way tilting paddle design gives more even, gentle compression combined with the Intelligent Automatic Exposure Control (iAEC) image processing, making it possible to provide more optimized images at a low dose for every breast type, including implants.

    INSIGHT #2 Departments are only as efficient as the technology they use.

    Our advanced technology simplifies and promotes workflow so technologists can spend more time focused on patient interactions - and get you on your way faster so you can enjoy more of your day!

    Smart shortcuts and fewer clicks--set exposure and confirm acquired images on a single screen
    Simultaneously adjust density and contrast for both left and right views
    Minimize patient discomfort with automated compression and release
    Immediately output individual images to PACS, viewer, or printer during exam
    Improve system availability and extend system life with programmable automatic startup, sleep, and shutdown

    INSIGHT #3 Hexagons are engineered to perform better than squares. We have the only unit within a 150-mile radius that has this technology!

    The unique Hexagonal Close Pattern (HCP) detector pixel design on ASPIRE Cristalle outperforms traditional pixel arrays to help enable superior diagnostic accuracy for radiologists.

    When compared to square pixels, HCP delivers:

    20% increase in detector sensitivity (clearer pictures)
    Improved information capture
    Lower patient radiation dose - 20% less!

    Information provided by FUJI Systems