Optimise the print quality of your medical images and reports on paper

The patient booklet: the essential document accompanying the patient along his or her care path

Why printing on paper makes more sense than film on so many different levels


Healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics, care and imaging centres all struggle with the issue of medical image printing occasionally. This is particularly the case when those facilities are producing images showing patient results, and deciding how to print or share these with all the physicians and caregivers involved. Patient results can include MRIs, X-rays and ultrasound images.

Konica Minolta’s PDB solution for medical printing functions as a gateway between the workstation and the printer. A server equipped with the Konica Minolta DICOM gateway placed between the imaging modality and the Konica Minolta multifunctional device allows users to print the all-important medical images out on paper. With DICOM, patient booklets are automatically created by integrating DICOM images and medical examination reports. These booklets can then be shared with the attending physician or colleagues for further consultation. The booklet can also include accompanying information, such as an access plan, schedules and annotations from the medical imaging centre.


Printing on paper rather than film in this way offers your organisation two distinct advantages, as the cost of the file containing the medical images provided to the patient is reduced overall, and your ecological footprint is minimised.

Printed DICOM booklet

Printed DICOM booklet

With the Printed DICOM booklet solution and DICOM gateway, you can print medical images and result reports using the Konica Minolta bizhub Medical. Caregivers and physicians can gather and share relevant patient data, combined with HDO details, in a single booklet, complete with a USB or DVD. Patients can then take this booklet to their GP for further examination.

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Compatibility with office laser printers

The recommendation for bizhub Medical is made upon completion of a comprehensive test procedure with a representative selection of Konica Minolta printers. In addition to endorsing the quality and compatibility of the PDB solution, Konica Minolta has developed detailed recommendations for printer settings, to ensure the best possible results and high standards of reliability in a clinical context.

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Information System Communication between Healthcare Information System and Radiology

An efficient tool for combining all digital patient data. Lets you connect Konica Minolta bizhub Medical Systems to various healthcare software applications to enable quick printing of medical information, appointment schedules and hospital details – a physician’s specialisations or HDO acclamations, for example – in one comprehensive booklet.

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Always at your Service

Our experienced, knowledgeable specialist staff will answer any questions you may have, and show you how to operate your product. Our services function for your benefit, within a support system designed to ensure you and your company benefit fully from the solutions. We offer a range of different services, including optimised print services to combine your consulting; hardware and software implementation; workflow management to lower your document spending; and smart security services, to keep your business safe.

Optimise the print quality of your medical images and reports on paper

Optimise the print quality of your medical images and reports on paper

Printing medical examinations with high-quality rendering

The modality generates files in DICOM format (a medical imaging standard). A server equipped with the Konica Minolta DICOM gateway placed between the imaging modality and Konica Minolta multifunctional device makes it possible for you to print the medical images on paper. Depending on your individual needs, you can define the print format either as a booklet or as individual A3 or A4 sheets.

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Multi-format printing (A3, A4 or booklets)

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Advanced corrections (transforms curves to adjust corrections in combination with image histogram)

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Automatic merging of medical examinations with multiple examination results of patient within single booklet

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Booklet mode (cover: 1 A3 sheet, paper up to 209 g/m²; inside pages: 19 sheets A3, paper up to 90 g/m²)

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Booklet mode with personalisation of the front and back cover

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Extensive selection of layouts and presentations

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Flexible adjustment of different rendering parameters including gamma, brightness, contrast, histogram adjustment, contour enhancement and geometric transformation

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Fully customisable printing of headers and footers, number of pages, logo, margins, etc.

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Option to define multiple print profiles

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Print statistics

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Printing of A4 or A3 boards (sheets up to 209 g/m²)

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Printing on 1:1 scale (dental and prosthesis work)

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Web interface to monitor progress with option of cancelling/restarting a task

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