News | Digital Radiography (DR) | March 21, 2016

Frost & Sullivan Awards “Best-of-Breed” Status to Agfa’s Digital Radiography Platform

White paper highlights importance of “Three Pillars of DR’s Value Proposition”: image quality, dose and productivity

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March 21, 2016 — In a new white paper, Frost & Sullivan concluded that Agfa HealthCare's digital radiography (DR) platform, highlighted by the Musica image processing software, is "well differentiated" from the competition and meets "best-of-breed" status. The white paper, titled "Raising the Bar by Lowering the Dose," applauds Agfa for addressing "The Three Pillars of Digital Radiography's Value Proposition:" producing excellent image quality, keeping radiation dose as low as reasonably achievable, and enabling high workflow productivity.

In its analysis of the radiography industry and Agfa HealthCare's DR platform, Frost & Sullivan determined that the true differentiator in imaging today is the sophisticated software that makes a DR system better able to meet the complex demands of users. Agfa's Musica image processing software is cited as a leader in the industry for its ability to deliver excellent images at up to 60 percent lower radiation dose compared to conventional computed radiography (CR)/DR, and according to the study, up to 40 percent lower than current DR competitors. In addition, Musica's use of fractional multi-scaled processing results in high-resolution images with sharp detail and high contrast, which increase an interpreter's diagnostic confidence.

The strength of Musica was one of several advantages cited by Agfa HealthCare customers, who were queried on their rationale for selecting Agfa HealthCare's DR system and the benefits that the platform offers. In interviews conducted by Frost & Sullivan, technologists from health systems across the United States noted the image quality produced by the system and its ability to impact workflow and radiation dose were the leading reasons why they purchased Agfa's DR systems over those of competitors. 

For more information: www.agfahealthcare.com

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