Portable X-ray Imaging System enhances patient examinations.

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Along with 15 in. image display that lets user preview full-size image at patient bedside, FCR Go 2 incorporates x-ray generator that enables imaging of dense areas, including abdomen and spine, as well as bariatric patients. Design also incorporates full-size workstation and driving system that promotes maneuverability. Functionality accommodates needs of technologists conducting imaging exams outside radiology department.



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Best Selling Portable Digital Imaging System Arrives at RSNA with Upgraded Capabilities



FCR Go 2 now provides enhanced imaging and further ease-of-use

CHICAGO -- FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. will debut the brand new FCR Go 2 at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2010 Annual Meeting.The world leader in digital x-ray has responded to customer feedback and upgraded the widely used FCR Go; in just two years since its introduction the product has amassed 40 percent of the portable digital imaging market share* in the United States and boasts more than 600 shipments worldwide. With an enhanced generator, full-size workstation, and improved drive performance, Fujifilm's portable FCR Go 2 will provide exceptional image quality and further ease-of-use to better meet the needs of technologists conducting imaging exams outside the radiology department.

"A high percentage of portable x-ray exams are performed in the emergency department, operating room, intensive care, and other restricted settings where patient movement and detector fit is limited," explains Rob Fabrizio, Fujifilm's Senior Product Manager, Modality Solutions. "Technologists recognize that CR can provide the true durability, flexibility and ease-of-use needed for portable exams, and so we're anticipating the same strong demand for the FCR Go 2 as we have experienced for its predecessor."

Along with the same user-friendly features that led to the success of the FCR Go and provided high image quality and efficiency gains, Fujifilm's FCR Go 2 is now equipped with a higher output x-ray generator to better accommodate imaging of dense areas. Abdomen and spine exams, for example, which are frequently performed with portable systems, as well as x-rays of bariatric patients, will now result in even sharper images.

"Portable exams need to deliver the same high image quality for the radiologist and provide just as much ease-of-use for the technologist as imaging studies conducted in the main radiology department. So Fujifilm is delivering the FCR Go 2 to assure these needs are met," continues Fabrizio. "The FCR Go 2 raises the bar for portable digital imaging as Fujifilm continues to innovate and advance what is already the U.S. market-leading portable digital imaging system."

In addition to the enhanced generator, Fujifilm has also added several other improvements to the FCR Go 2 to make the exam process even easier for the technologist. The new system features a full size, 15 inch image display and upgraded functionality at the onboard workstation. By having more of the same features available at the portable station that are accessible at the main radiology workstations, technologists and radiologists can preview a full size image at the patient bedside, using a familiar platform. This instant availability of a full sized image will provide technologists with the immediate ability to confirm the image acquired, shortening exam times, and improving patient care. Additionally, the FCR Go 2 features a smaller, lighter weight chassis design, coupled with an improved driving system that will provide greater ease of maneuverability during transport in tight corridors and imaging environments.

For more information on the FCR Go 2, visit RSNA booth #5600 or fujimed.com.

About FUJIFILM

FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions to meet the needs of healthcare facilities today and well into the future. From an unrivaled selection of digital x-ray systems, to the Synapse® brand of PACS, RIS and cardiovascular products, to advanced women's health imaging systems, Fujifilm has products that are ideal for any size imaging environment. FUJINON is a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., and supplies technologically advanced endoscopes to the medical market. FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

© 2010 FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.

* 2009-2010 NEMA market report on leading digital x-ray vendors (www.nema.org).

CONTACT: Courtney Kraemer, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., +1-203-363-3924, courtney.kraemer@fujimed.com; or Katie Reynolds, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., +1-203-602-3670, katie.reynolds@fujimed.com

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