Fuji introduces new DR product line

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Fuji Medical Systems USA introduced an entirely new DR (direct radiography) product line, including a new DR detector, new DR table, and new U-Arm device for general imaging applications. Fuji's new solid state DR detector provides imaging performance with the highest spatial resolution and superb DQE. This detector is being introduced in Fuji's Velocity-Ufp and the Velocity-Tfp digital x-ray systems, which are both part of Fuji's SpeedSuite, a fully integrated digital room replacement. The Velocity-Ufp is a compact reader for chest and other upright exams. It provides exceptional throughput of up to 240 images per hour. It will be available for shipping the first quarter of 2007. The Velocity-Tfp is Fuji's new table system that can accommodate patient weights of up to 506 pounds. The Velocity-Tfp also incorporates the new solid state detector for superb image quality, and features the same high productivity as the Velocity-Ufp. The Velocity-Tfp is not expected to be available for shipping until the second quarter of 2007. 

The company, always known for CR, is working towards its goal of being recognized for DR, said Robert Goldy, national marketing manager, Imaging Systems. “People are looking at DR more seriously,” he said. “We’re following a key market trend.”

At the core of this DR product line is Fuji's new solid state DR detector providing imaging performance with the highest spatial resolution and superb DQE. This detector is being introduced in Fuji's Velocity-Ufp and the Velocity-Tfp digital x-ray systems, which are both part of Fuji's SpeedSuite, a fully integrated digital room replacement. The Velocity-Ufp is a compact reader for chest and other upright exams. It provides exceptional throughput of up to 240 images per hour. It will be available for shipping the first quarter of 2007.

The Velocity-Tfp is Fuji's new table system that has been designed to meet the changes in the patient population and can accommodate increased patient weights up 506 pounds. The Velocity-Tfp also incorporates the new solid state detector for superb image quality, and features the same high productivity as the Velocity-Ufp. The Velocity-Tfp is not expected to be available for shipping until the second quarter of 2007.

Rounding out Fuji's new DR product line is the SpeedSuite Unity, a flexible U-arm system that is ideal for performing a full range of imaging examinations both in the hospital setting as well as outside the hospital in imaging centers and clinics. Fully motorized, the system can be easily positioned and controlled to do most any exam from chest to extremities. The compact design allows the U-arm to be simply installed with a minimum of room preparation. The SpeedSuite Unity is expected to be available mid 2007. It is positioned for smaller spaces as it is more self-contained and floor mounted, Goldy said. He pointed out that a lot of hospitals have older equipment that can only do one type of exam. So, the SpeedSuite Unity is filling an underserved niche. The equipment “offers greater utility with the same new detector. The detector and the gantry system are well-proven,” he said.