Written by Christina Vullo
Social Media Marketing Analyst
What comes to mind when you think about print? Probably photos, posters, books and manuals, and packaging. How about dental X-Rays?
In November of 1979, Xerox Medical Systems (XMS) of Pasadena, California announced the 110 Dental Imaging System. The system, based on xeroradiography, revolutionized the way dental diagnostic X-Rays were taken by making transparency prints at lower levels of X-Ray dosages than traditional dental imaging systems. The 110 Dental Imaging System produced the X-Ray images in 20 seconds with a cost-effective and easy-to-operate system.
The purchase price of the system was $3,950 and a one-year rental agreement was also available for $155 per month. By 1988, Xerox stopped the marketing of medical hardware but continued to provide service and supplies to existing XMS customers.
So the next time you’re at the dentist, think about the technology being used. Who knows…maybe the 110 Dental Imaging System is there! (We’d be surprised!)