Agfa HealthCare Previews New Multi-purpose Digital Imaging System at AHRA 2017

07/10/2017
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(AHRA 2017, Booth #313) Agfa HealthCare will display the new DR 800* Multi-Purpose Digital Imaging System with MUSICA for dynamic image processing at AHRA 2017. The DR 800 delivers radiography, fluoroscopy and advanced clinical applications. Agfa HealthCare developed MUSICA for dynamic image processing for customers focused on value-based care who require solutions that assure every image counts.

A single, multi-purpose solution

The multi-purpose digital radiography suite is designed to enable radiology to meet the growing demand for fluoroscopy, without requiring multiple investments. The DR 800 delivers a comprehensive, reliable solution designed to handle a full range of radiographic exams (skeletal, thorax, abdomen, weight bearing) and fluoroscopy exams (including barium studies, arthrograms, cystograms, myelography and catheter placement, etc.).

MUSICA for fluoroscopy images

The DR 800 deploys MUSICA high-speed, multi-scale image processing, to process fluoroscopic images with the same high quality and low dose features that have made MUSICA essential to radiology departments around the world. Along with enhanced noise suppression and powerful brightness control, MUSICA for dynamic image processing reduces veiling glare, while enabling dose reduction¹.

Pushing versatility to the limit

The DR 800 solution offers high quality radioscopy and fluoroscopy in supine and upright positions. With its 180 cm SID and auto positioning presets, chest imaging is possible without additional X-ray tubes or wallstands. The highly customizable DR 800 can be equipped with high-frequency fluoroscopy generator options of 50, 65 or 80 kW, a console for patient-side positioning, a wireless console for remote control, a compressor cone and an auto-switching anti-scatter grid. EasyStitch™ technology enables fast and high precision Full Leg Full Spine exams, while LiveVision™ technology allows for accurate dose-free remote positioning by providing a first person camera view of the patient. Combined with MUSICA image processing, Advanced Cesium Iodide (CsI) detector technology offers high-speed, high-resolution imaging at low dose [1]. The flexible positioning, optimized workflow and premium image quality offered by Agfa's DR 800 solution, will enhance both staff efficiency and patient satisfaction.

"Our new DR 800 and MUSICA for dynamic image processing will provide a versatile digital imaging solution. In today's value-based healthcare environment, radiology administrators have limited funding and space, yet they have to serve the imaging needs of radiology as well as other medical specialties around the clock," states Jared K. Houk, Agfa HealthCare Vice President of Imaging, North America. " MUSICA for dynamic image processing is a game-changer that will provide excellent fluoroscopic image quality at a low dose. The DR 800 design assures that it will be the system of choice for general radiography, fluoroscopy and interventional procedures."

You can see the DR 800 and MUSICA for dynamic image processing for yourself at AHRA 2017 in Anaheim, CA, Booth #313, or call 864-421-1741 for a meeting at your convenience.

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*DR 800 is not yet available in the U.S. and Canada.

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1. Testing with board-certified radiologists has determined that Cesium Bromide (CR) and Cesium Iodide (DR) detectors, when used with MUSICA image processing, can provide dose reductions between 50 to 60%, compared to traditional Barium Fluoro Bromide CR systems.

About Agfa HealthCare

Agfa HealthCare, present in one hospital out of two, is a leading provider of eHealth & Digital Imaging solutions. Care organizations in over 100 countries rely on Agfa HealthCare to optimize their efficiency and improve patient care.