Technology | September 17, 2012

DR upgrade enables affordable conversion to direct radiography from analog film or CR, with wireless option

Agfa Healthcare Digital radiography (DR) systems X-Ray systems RSNA 2012

Agfa HealthCare announced the availability of DX-D Retrofit with Musica2 throughout North America. With this economical direct radiography (DR) upgrade solution, facilities get the most out of their X-ray investments by making the transition from analog film or computed radiography (CR) imaging to DR, and experience the benefits of cassette-less image capture to improve workflow and productivity.


Maximizing existing investments while improving workflow:

The DX-D Retrofit detector offers an easy and affordable way to migrate to direct digital imaging using the existing X-ray equipment. Installation is quick, easy and noninvasive: with its simple connection to the X-ray unit's console, DX-D Retrofit does not change the existing functionality of the X-ray unit. It comes with options of wireless cesium iodide (CsI) or tethered detectors. The wireless panels may be shared with other fixed or mobile Agfa HealthCare DR solutions for further cost reduction.

The 34-by-53 cm cassette-size detector fits most standard Buckies, enabling facilities to immediately experience the benefits of cassette-less workflow, including immediate verification of positioning and image quality for more rapid transmission of the image to the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) in DICOM format.

The system uses Agfa HealthCare's NX workstation so images have the same look and feel of Agfa HealthCare's CR solutions. It offers fast image previews and low cycle times, as well as seamless connectivity with a facility's radiology information system (RIS), PACS and hospital information system (HIS).


Excellent image quality with potential for dose reduction:

The noninvasive installation of the DX-D Retrofit allows quick installation, minimizing disruption to patient scheduling. Agfa HealthCare's Musica2 advanced image processing offers excellent image quality and cesium detectors provide the potential for dose reduction.

"With the DX-D Retrofit, Agfa HealthCare is further extending its DR portfolio and offering facilities of all sizes, budgets and imaging volumes an economical migration path to DR and all of its advantages," said Greg Cefalo, Agfa HealthCare imaging business unit manager for the United States. "This product provides healthcare facilities not only improved workflow, but the excellent image quality that Agfa HealthCare is known for, all in an affordable package."

For more information: www.agfahealthcare.com


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