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Fuji launches new CR products

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Fuji Medical Systems USA displayed new products in its booth at the RSNA meeting that it hopes will broaden the utility of computed radiography. The Stamford, CT, company introduced the FCR 5501D reader and Imaging Plate Cassette 3B. Fuji expects that

Fuji Medical Systems USA displayed new products in its booth at the RSNA meeting that it hopes will broaden the utility of computed radiography. The Stamford, CT, company introduced the FCR 5501D reader and Imaging Plate Cassette 3B. Fuji expects that the reader and imaging plate will be available in early 2000.

FCR 5501D is a digital x-ray device that performs dual-side reading, which combines clear base imaging plates and dual optical readers so that users can read x-ray information from both sides at the same time. FCR 5501D’s dual-side reading capability improves the device’s detective quantum efficiency (DQE) so that more image information is available to clinicians, according to Fuji. The reader carries a 17 x 17-inch imaging area that can perform two exposures in seven seconds and can process 120 imaging plates per hour.

IP Cassette 3B is aluminum-backed with a carbon fiber front, and was developed for larger patients and high-volume departments. It produces 14 x 17-inch images and is compatible with Fuji’s AC-3 and FCR 5000 series image readers.

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