Fuji adds low-cost CR reader

July 7, 1999

The low-end computed radiography market continues to grow as CR firms target low-volume applications for their technology. Fuji Medical Systems USA has become the latest company to enter this sector with the debut of FCR 5000RE, a CR system with a price

The low-end computed radiography market continues to grow as CR firms target low-volume applications for their technology. Fuji Medical Systems USA has become the latest company to enter this sector with the debut of FCR 5000RE, a CR system with a price of approximately $100,000. The release joins other low-cost offerings in the market, such as the ACR-2000 desktop CR reader from Sunnyvale, CA-based Lumisys, and ADC Solo from Agfa of Ridgefield Park, NJ.

FCR 5000RE features the same console as the company’s FCR 5000R reader, but does not include Fuji’s dynamic range control (DRC) image processing algorithms or HQ high-resolution mode. Fuji is targeting FCR 5000RE for low-volume remote clinics or ICU environments. A HIS/RIS interface is available as an option. Shipments will begin in July.

In other CR-related developments, Stamford, CT-based Fuji has debuted QA-WS771, a DICOM-compliant, Windows NT-based quality control workstation for technologists. QA-WS771 has a list price of $42,500.