Technology | Radiology Imaging | July 09, 2015

Telescopic column on DX-D 100 allows greater visibility, maneuverability in busy areas

Agfa, DX-D 100, mobile DR, FreeView Technology, telescopic column, AHRA 2015

July 9, 2015 - Agfa HealthCare announced that it will launch its new mobile digital radiography (DR) system with FreeView telescopic column at AHRA 2015, the Association for Medical Imaging Management's annual meeting. FreeView technology creates better maneuverability and ease of use by offering a telescoping column for an unobstructed view while driving the mobile DR system.

The AHRA 2015 meeting will take place July 19-22 in Las Vegas.

The highly maneuverable, wireless DX-D 100 DR unit combines full mobility with Agfa HealthCare's MUSICA image processing, enabling high-quality radiology exams to be efficiently performed in mobile environments, including intensive care units (ICUs), emergency departments, operating rooms and at the patient bedside.

With the FreeView technology, the telescopic column of the DX-D 100 can be collapsed when moving and positioning the 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. The column can then be quickly popped back up at the patient's bedside.

FreeView Technology offers faster, easier positioning more reliably than common electric columns. It also requires less maintenance. With no motors, it will not contribute to battery depletion and thus improves operating time. Secondary controls on the system's arm allow positioning to be refined without returning to the main console. This enables operation by just one person and allows the operator to stay with the patient at all times.

In addition, the new DX-D 100 offers a new level of efficiency with a crystal lead battery upgrade that offers 30 percent more battery life, resulting in 30 percent more uptime and 30 percent more exposures before recharging. In addition, the dual battery system helps maximize clinical operating time, by powering the motor and the generator separately.

Other new upgrades for the DX-D 100 will be shown, including features that provide dose control, such as a new collimator with advanced dose management features, a DAP meter and infrared wireless remote control, which lets the user stay further away from the unit. The DX-D 100's wireless Cesium Iodide (CsI) detector technology also allows potential dose reduction of up to 60 percent.

Other solutions that will be shown at AHRA 2015 include:

DX-D Retrofit

Healthcare enterprises can move to DR, while maximizing their existing investments in imaging equipment with this upgrade solution. As part of a cassette-less and filmless solution, DX-D Retrofit provides a host of benefits that improve workflow and speed up exam time.

CR 15-X

Agfa's CR 15-X delivers high-quality, detailed images for clinic, private practice and mobile applications. The entire tabletop computed radiography (CR) product line is powered by workflow-efficient MUSICA and the NX Workstation. The CR 15-X features variable speed and resolution for workflow versatility. When used with Agfa's Cesium Bromide needle-based detectors, along with the MUSICA image processing in the NX system, the CR 15-X system provides excellent images and the potential to reduce dose.

Enterprise Imaging

Agfa HealthCare has converged its enterprise and departmental diagnostic imaging solutions (radiology, nuclear medicine, cardiology, etc.) into a single platform for Enterprise Imaging that allows any physician to create, collaborate on, exchange, view and manage a comprehensive medical imaging record throughout the patient's care.

Enterprise Imaging for Radiology

Offering a task-based workflow designed to achieve gains in clinical productivity, Enterprise Imaging for Radiology is now live at over 150 sites around the world. The solution offers easier reporting, enhanced viewing and sharing of images, and flexible deployment options, including off-site and on-site hosting.

For more information: www.agfahealthcare.com

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