Fuji traces its roots to Pyne X-ray Corporation, a U.S. distributor of medical products that was founded in 1965 by Warner Pyne Jr. and Charles J. Leslie. Pyne X-ray began distributing Fuji's radiological film in 1965, serving as Fuji's exclusive distributor in the United States. In 1980, Pyne X-ray expanded distribution of Fuji products to include the company's full line of film processors and automated systems. A year later Pyne X-ray changed its name to Pyne Corp., reflecting the multi-modality nature of its customers in the growing radiology marketplace. Then in 1986, the company was purchased by Fuji Photo Film Co. and renamed FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA, Inc.
Fuji Computed Radiography (FCR®)
In 1983, Fuji Photo Film Co. introduced to the United States a revolutionary technology, Computed Radiography (CR), along with a complementary line of laser imagers, bringing x-rays into the digital domain for the very first time. Fuji's innovative approach to digital radiographs, coupled with a well-developed, clinically validated library of image processing algorithms, established a new standard in x-ray image quality. Today, Fuji maintains the largest market share in CR with more than 35,000 systems installed worldwide, producing over 1.8 million images per day. Fuji is continually improving CR technology and introducing new readers and imagers with expanded imaging capabilities.
While more than 20 years ago Fuji recognized the importance of digital imaging with the development of CR, in 1999 the company reaffirmed its commitment to the softcopy future with the introduction of Synapse PACS. Synapse surpassed legacy systems as then the industry's only true Web-integrated PACS. Offering numerous architectural advantages, Synapse is the first next-generation PACS with a unique technology platform that includes: On Demand Information Access; Cascadable™ Architecture; Integrated Web Technology; and a Consistent Desktop User Interface. Synapse is installed in more than 300 facilities across the U.S.
No matter where a healthcare provider is located on the path to the digital future, Fuji's conventional and digital radiographic products combined with Synapse PACS will help simplify and successfully manage diagnostic images now - and well into the future.