The business is mainly focused on diagnosis support, globally offering X-ray diagnostic imaging equipment, endoscopes and ultrasound diagnostic equipment that enable highly accurate diagnosis, along with medical IT systems that can promote the efficient use of diagnostic images.
After entering the medical field through the domestic manufacture of X-ray films, Fujifilm developed Fuji Computed Radiography (FCR) in 1981, a diagnostic imaging system that realized the digitalization of X-rays for the first time in the world, and has maintained high market share in the CR field. On the other hand, Fujifilm provides a variety of proprietary and patient-friendly products in digital radiography (DR) using its advanced image processing technologies.
Centering on scopes and processors — endoscopes inserted through the mouth or nose — Fujifilm also provides such related products as lavage / sterilize systems and treatment devices.
In March 2012, Fujifilm consolidated SonoSite, a U.S.-based manufacturer of bedside and point-of-care ultrasound diagnostic equipment. Fujifilm is proceeding with its business especially on hand-carried types, which have a large growth rate among the ultrasound diagnostic business.
Medical use picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) is a system that can efficiently provide necessary image information to doctors as well as archiving massive amounts of image data taken from different types of medical imaging equipment. Fujifilm’s PACS SYNAPSE has a top market share in Japan.