For hospitals and clinics, it’s important to be equipped with advance tools using which they can continue with the different business functions without any hassle. Ricoh’s DICOM plain paper print solution is an innovative solution that helps share radiological images with physicians and parents. It’s a cost-effective way to produce good quality prints that physicians can use for treatment planning and consultation.
DICOM (Digital Imaging & Communications in Medicine) is the primary international standard for handling, storing, printing and transmission of medical images and related information. The solution enables printing medical images such as X-ray, MRI, CT scan, Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine on a range of media and in colour, on plain paper instead of costly X-Ray films that are environment unfriendly as well. It’s a cloud based solution which allows access to medical images, on any smart device for reference and consultations.
DICOM paper printing impacts the environment positively, as the plain paper print reduces the need for chemical-based film processing and equipment, and further can be shredded and recycled.
DICOM: A customer friendly solution
Ricoh is well known for its range of advanced products that help transform paper-based business systems into automated processes, thereby improving business workflow and productivity. However, in the Indian healthcare scenario, digital imaging alone is not a practical solution because it ignores the key people involved – the physicians and the parents. Physicians usually prefer to use physical images so that they don’t need to search databases or deal with DVDs. For comprehending the diagnostic reports and explaining them to parents, physicians require high quality images that can be reviewed and shared easily. This is where Ricoh DICOM paper printing solution helps the best.
What are the reasons to invest in Ricoh’s DICOM paper printing?
- Simplified workflow and smooth integration – Ricoh DICOM solution is compatible with the DICOM 3.0 standard. It fits seamlessly into existing workflows, and there is no need for special training as it is operated just like a film printer. The solution helps eliminate the need for special printing, handling, storage, transportation, and other infrastructure needed for film, thereby simplifying work process, leading to faster results and higher acceptance.
- Excellent image quality – The solution receives DICOM images from a modality, and then prints them on Ricoh MP C2003SP printer. To achieve near-film quality prints with depth and detail, the hardware and software have been optimised for medical imagery, ensuring deep, saturated blacks. You can further fine-tune the print quality through the simple user interface.
- Better record-keeping – Paper prints are easier to store and transport as compared to films, making them easily accessible. Paper can be annotated easily as well. Moreover, paper prints are quite durable, since they are less light-sensitive than films.
- Remarkable cost-savings – Ricoh DICOM solution helps you reduce medical image printing costs by around 50%, compared to traditional film-based solution. From beginning till the end, working with film is expensive and labour-intensive. Replacing film with paper allows you to share images with minimal expense. You also save on compliance and other environmental costs, associated with the usage of chemical-based film.
- No investment, just pay per print – With Ricoh’s DICOM paper printing solution, you just pay for what you print. This ensures no heavy investments in expensive medical image printers, and no ongoing expenditure on consumables.
- Dedicated customer service and support – As a part of our commitment to achieve 100% customer satisfaction, Ricoh DICOM printing is available with best-in-class service and support. A dedicated and qualified technical team is there to help resolve any issues that may arise with our solution.
- Environmentally safe – Because Ricoh DICOM printing reduces the need for chemical based film processing and equipment, and because the prints can be shredded and recycled, it will help you minimise the environmental impact of your daily operations.