Background and Identification
Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, also called Fujifilm or Fuji, is a Japanese conglomerate that operates in the photography, optics, office, medical electronics, biotechnology, and chemical industries. Fujifilm introduced the world’s first digital X-ray system in 1983 with the Fuji Computed Radiography (FCR).
As opposed to more traditional film-based x-ray systems, modern computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) use photosensitive cassettes (CR) or panels (DR) to produce a digital image to be examined by a medical professional. They effectively eliminate the consumables that are involved with screen-film radiography and can produce a much higher resolution image, often much quicker than traditional methods. The resulting images can also be post-processed if needed. Computed radiography is also known as “film replacement technology.”
Fuji’s compact computed radiography products are designed for users with space restrictions. FCR uses an Imaging Plate (IP) instead of X-ray film to digitize X-ray images. Along with high-resolution digital image processing technology, the Fuji Computed Radiography system produces high-definition and high-contrast imaging.
Fujifilm compact computed radiography systems typically include the name “Fujifilm” printed in capital letters on the front of the device. The compact systems are typically home printer-sized machines. The device’s model number is generally printed on the front of the machine.