Fuji introduces dry laser at RSNA show

January 13, 1999

Fuji Medical Systems USA of Stamford, CT, entered the market for dry laser printers at last month's Radiological Society of North America meeting with FM-DP L, a new printer designed for centralized radiology departments with heavy work-flow

Fuji Medical Systems USA of Stamford, CT, entered the market for dry laser printers at last month's Radiological Society of North America meeting with FM-DP L, a new printer designed for centralized radiology departments with heavy work-flow requirements. Fuji claims that the unit is the fastest laser printer on the market, with a throughput of 130 14 x 17-inch films an hour.

FM-DP L is based on Fuji's patented semiconductor laser exposure and thermal development processes. It also features a dual film drawer option that allows it to print different film sizes from different imaging modalities. Another highlight is its use of standard 110-volt power, making it easy to site.

The printer is Fuji's first dry laser offering and will join other dry printers in Fuji's arsenal that use nonlaser development processes. The product is to be available in the second quarter of 1999 and will compete with dry laser offerings from Eastman Kodak of Rochester, NY, and Sterling Diagnostic Imaging of Greenville, SC.