Agfa HealthCare awarded contract to provide end-to-end imaging solution to the U.S. Navy Fleet
  • Agfa HealthCare uniquely meets the workflow requirements from image acquisition to study reporting and dictation of the United States Navy
  • DX-D DR systems provide high quality images with MUSICA2 image processing
  • Use of TalkStation voice recognition enables streamlined reporting and dictation from anywhere, regardless of where exam was generated or accessed, significantly simplifying physician workflow

Agfa HealthCare announces today that the United States Navy has awarded the company a contract to upgrade 30+ ships in the U.S. Navy fleet to the latest Digital Radiography (DR) solutions with Agfa HealthCare's DX-D 400, DX-D 100, and other systems. To be used along with Agfa HealthCare's IMPAX PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) and TalkStation voice recognition system for diagnostic reporting, this end-to-end solution will provide the United States Navy with improved, efficient workflow from image acquisition to study reporting.

The comprehensive system will enable streamlined workflow from image acquisition to image interpretation by the radiologists using IMPAX PACS at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Walter Reed uses the IMPAX PACS and TalkStation for dictation and reporting and will now be able to send and receive full reports as well complete patient records, further streamlining reporting the process by allowing radiologists to easily dictate, edit, code and sign reports within minutes.

Unmatched value propositions

"After a thorough analysis of imaging vendors over the past 12 months, the Navy came to the conclusion that the Agfa HealthCare systems provided the most complete solution and offer an unmatched value proposition in terms of ease-of-use, image quality and streamlined workflow. During the last 14 years Agfa HealthCare has proven to be a very reliable partner to the Navy, supporting their mission for critical imaging technology on ships around the world. We look forward to a successful implementation and further expanding our relationship," explained Tim Artz, global government accounts director, Agfa HealthCare US.

Agfa HealthCare's comprehensive solution includes the DX-D 100, a highly maneuverable portable DR unit that enables high quality radiology exams to be efficiently performed in mobile environments, including intensive care units (ICU), emergency departments, operating rooms, or at the bedside. The DX-D 400 is a floor mounted X-ray suite that offers state-of-the-art imaging technology at an affordable cost - without compromising functionality or performance.  As with all Agfa Computed Radiography (CR) and DR imaging solutions, the DX-D 100 and DX-D 400 include Agfa HealthCare's MUSICA2 industry leading image processing software, which produces excellent image quality.  The standard NX user interface used across the entire spectrum of CR and DR solutions provides a smooth transition to DR technology. 

Agfa HealthCare is the exclusive provider of CR solutions on over 55 ships in the U.S. Navy fleet.

About Agfa
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world’s leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 2,948 million euro in 2010.

About Agfa HealthCare
Agfa HealthCare, a member of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, is a leading global provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions.  The company has nearly a century of healthcare experience and has been a pioneer on the healthcare IT market since the early 1990's.  Today Agfa HealthCare designs, develops and delivers state-of-the-art systems for capturing, managing and processing diagnostic images and clinical/administrative information for hospitals and healthcare facilities, as well as contrast media solutions to enable effective medical imaging results. The company has sales offices and agents in over 100 markets worldwide. Sales for Agfa HealthCare in 2010 were 1,180 million euro.  For more information on Agfa HealthCare, please visit www.agfahealthcare.com

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