November 14, 2008 - Agfa HealthCare said this week that two recent independent studies have confirmed that the company’s DX-S offline detector system delivers high quality diagnostic exposures with significantly reduced patient exposure dose.
A study by the University Clinical Center of Giessen and Marburg in Germany evaluated the dose and quality performance of Agfa HealthCare’s DX-S system, compared to the performance of a 400 speed class screen/film system. The study involved 200 thoracic exposures from children. The second study, by the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, covered larger children and adolescents and exposures using a chest phantom. The results were evaluated by five investigators. Both studies concluded that, with Agfa HealthCare’s DX-S system, the dose could be reduced by up to 50 percent, without reducing the diagnostic quality.
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