Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | February 21, 2019

Agfa Receives FDA Clearance for DR 800 With Tomosynthesis

Agfa’s tomosynthesis for digital radiography uses iterative reconstruction for fast multi-slice image reconstruction with less noise and fewer artifacts

Agfa Receives FDA Clearance for DR 800 With Tomosynthesis

February 21, 2019 — Agfa Healthcare has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its DR 800 multipurpose digital radiography (DR) imaging system with tomosynthesis. Offering one solution for radiography, fluoroscopy, multi-slice and advanced clinical applications, the DR 800 supports the role of radiology in the value-based care organization with increased versatility, functionality and efficiency.

With the DR 800, Agfa moves from 2-D single-plane imaging to multi-slice image reconstruction. Tomosynthesis is used to synthesize tomographic slices from a single tomographic sweep.

The DR 800 includes Agfa’s brand-new tomosynthesis algorithms for iterative reconstruction, which deliver images with less noise and fewer artifacts. These algorithms also enable very fast image reconstruction in less than one minute, overcoming the usual slow iterative reconstruction process.

The system comes standard with Dynamic MUSICA, for both static and dynamic images. This image processing software enhances noise suppression, offers superb brightness control, reduces veiling glare, and plays a significant role in enabling potential dose reduction.

Dynamic MUSICA includes MUSICA Digital TomoSynthesis software, which powers the tomosynthesis reconstruction, automatically presenting images with optimal contrast, and providing consistent image quality across the individual slices and images.

The fully integrated DR 800 offers a multipurpose digital imaging solution that can handle a full range of radiography (including static exams and tilting exams) and fluoroscopy exams (including barium meals, swallows and enemas, arthrograms and cystourethrograms, myelography and catheter placement, etc.), as well as tomosynthesis exams.

The DR 800 is not available in Canada.

For more information: www.agfahealthcare.com

Related Content

Videos | Digital Radiography (DR) | May 20, 2019
This is a quick walk-around video showing the ...
360 Photos | Cardiac Imaging | May 20, 2019
A 360 degree photo view of a Siemens Healthineers digital radiography (DR) room install and mobile Carestream DRX mob
Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute Implements Philips Ingenia Ambition X 1.5T MRI
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 17, 2019
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute announced the implementation of Philips’ Ingenia Ambition X 1.5T MR, the world’s...
Videos | Advanced Visualization | May 16, 2019
This is an example of how virtual reality is being used in neuro-radiology to better evaluate patients using advanced
Clarius Releases Clarius Live Ultrasound Telemedicine Solution
Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | May 15, 2019
Clarius Mobile Health released a telemedicine solution called Clarius Live. The simple-to-use feature allows any...
FDA Approves Zebra Medical Vision's HealthPNX AI Chest X-ray Triage Product
Technology | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019
Zebra Medical Vision has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for HealthPNX, an artificial...
he DigitalDiagnost C90 is Philips newest premium digital radiography (DR) system, introduced here at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting. It is the industry’s first radiography unit with a live camera image directly displayed at the tube head to provide a clear view of the anatomical area being scanned during the patient positioning process.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | May 08, 2019
The DigitalDiagnost C90 is Philips newest premium ...
Chipmunk Health Chooses Philips HealthSuite for Telehealth Services
News | Teleradiology | May 06, 2019
Philips announced that telehealth service provider Chipmunk Health, with locations in the Netherlands and Canada, is...
Aidoc Raises $27 Million in Series B Funding
News | Artificial Intelligence | May 02, 2019
Radiology artificial intelligence (AI) solutions provider Aidoc announced a $27 million investment, bringing its total...