News | Digital Radiography (DR) | October 06, 2015

Agfa HealthCare Awarded New Three-year DR Contract With Premier Inc.

Entire line up of current DR products available to 3,600 member hospitals and 120,000 other alternate healthcare sites

Agfa Healthcare, new three-year contract, Premier Inc., digital radiography, DR solutions

DX-D 600 image courtesy of Agfa Healthcare

October 6, 2015 — Agfa HealthCare announced that it has been awarded a new three-year group purchasing contract with leading healthcare improvement company Premier Inc. Under the agreement, Agfa will provide its entire product line of digital radiography (DR) solutions to the alliance's approximately 3,600 member hospitals and 120,000 other alternate healthcare sites in the United States. 

The company’s full portfolio of DR solutions is included in the contract, along with the third generation of MUSICA advanced digital X-ray image processing software and workstation. Following is the complete list of DR systems and DR detectors available:

DX-D Retrofit - With this cost-effective, versatile upgrade solution, healthcare enterprises can move to DR while maximizing their existing investments in imaging equipment. The mobile DX-D Retrofit comes with the choice of wireless or tethered Cesium Iodide (CsI) or Gadolinium Oxy-Sulphide (GOS) detector conversion screens. The wireless panels may be shared with other fixed or mobile Agfa HealthCare DR solutions for further cost reduction.

DX-D 100 - The highly maneuverable, wireless DX-D 100 direct radiography (DR) unit features FreeView Technology for better maneuverability and ease of use by offering a telescoping column for an unobstructed view while driving and positioning the mobile DR system. The unobstructed view offers enhanced visibility and maneuverability while driving the unit, and allows the radiographic technologist to get to the patient swiftly and securely, especially in critical care areas crowded with overhead equipment.

DX-D 300 - The DX-D 300 DR system unites high image quality with convenience. It offers a single detector and a fully motorized positioner, yet requires limited space. It can be combined with a computed radiography (CR) system to allow complete versatility.

DR 400 - Floor-mounted and easy to install, the DR 400 takes little space and does not require expensive ceiling supports. Capable of integrating with other elements of existing systems with little adaptation, the DR 400 offers multiple digital configurations, ranging from a CR-based solution, to a single detector DR system, to a comprehensive multi-detector DR system.

DX-D 600 - The DX-D 600 DR system combines user-friendly design with Agfa HealthCare's MUSICA image quality to create a high-productivity DR solution. The DX-D 600 is a family of ceiling mounted X-ray systems with configurations ranging from a system using manual movement to a fully motorized, auto-positioning solution, ideal for facilities with a high patient load that are looking to streamline workflow to increase patient comfort.

DX-D 10 portable detector - The DX-D 10 Digital Detector offers general radiography facilities a fast and effective way to benefit from high-quality digital imaging using existing X-ray equipment.

DX-D 40C wireless detector - For both conventional and mobile digital X-ray systems, the DX-D 40 Digital Detector offers general radiography facilities all the advantages of direct digital, while maximizing the use of their existing equipment. The Automatic Exposure Detection (AED) means no electrical connection to the X-ray system is required, for seamless use with virtually all X-ray systems.

All of Agfa HealthCare's DR solutions are backed by MUSICA image processing software and the convenience provided by its workstation's single user interface. Now in its third generation, MUSICA technology provides consistent, high-quality results and virtually eliminates the need for post-processing adjustments by the technologist or radiologist. The high image quality, when used with Cesium Iodide detector technology, also provides up to 60 percent dose reduction potential for patients using Agfa HealthCare DR systems.

The new contract will be effective Oct. 1, 2015, through Aug. 31, 2018. Agfa also has enterprise image management solutions, computed radiography, and medical film and imagers contracts with Premier.

For more information: www.agfahealthcare.com

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