Ricoh, a market leader in Printing & Document solutions and IT services, has introduced an innovative printing solution that can print medical images like X-Rays on plain paper instead of conventional films. This printer not only brings down the cost of X-Ray Prints, but is also environmental friendly.
According to Ricoh India, one of the major challenges that the Indian diagnostic and health care industry faces is high print cost of medical imaging. It is also tedious to manage multiple printing devices for different medical images, and administration of various output sheets like films and papers. This conventional method and its higher running cost forces the diagnostic industry to compromise on the profits in order to ensure the customer retention. Now with Ricoh’s entry to Medical Image Printing, the cost can be reduced by 50% which will help the Industry to address the above concerns.
Ricoh further adds in its press statement that DICOM or Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine, has revolutionized the practice of Radiology. DICOM has enabled advanced medical imaging applications that has “changed the face of clinical medicine”. From the emergency department, to cardiac stress testing, to breast cancer detection, DICOM is the standard that makes medical imaging work – for doctors and patients.
Ricoh DICOM print solution is designed specifically for healthcare sector, to meet the needs of Medical Imaging Department. Using this solution all medical images from different modalities, like X-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, etc can be directly printed on plain paper by Ricoh MPC2003SP printer. This colored printer has been specifically customized for this process. The printing solution also impacts the environmental aspects of customer’s daily operations, as DICOM plain paper print reduces the need for chemical-based film processing and equipment, and further can be shredded and recycled.
Speaking on the occasion, Manoj Kumar, Executive Vice President & CEO of Ricoh India Limited said, “Ricoh has always been at the forefront of bringing innovative products to its customers. Ricoh has launched this printing solution, keeping in mind the affordability of healthcare for the patients and customer satisfaction. We are already leading in Digital Multifunction printers and have a substantial market share of Laser Printers. With this endeavor, we look forward to cater all printing needs of the healthcare sector and further hope to strengthen our visibility in this space.”