News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 15, 2018

Metropolitan Washington Orthopaedic Practice Upgrades DR With Agfa DX-D 300s

Compact fixed systems feature newest-generation Musica image processing, excellent image quality and potential dose reduction

Metropolitan Washington Orthopaedic Practice Upgrades DR With Agfa DX-D 300s

June 15, 2018 — Agfa announced that it has installed two DX-D 300 digital radiography (DR) solutions at the multi-office Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, Potomac Valley Orthopaedic Associates Division, in Maryland. The DX-D 300s are replacing a previous, early-generation DR system.

The Agfa DX-D 300 system was purchased through Chesepeake Medical Systems Inc., a regional Agfa channel partner. The customer reportedly chose Agfa for the excellent image quality, supported by Musica image processing software, and the exceptional service and support provided by Chesepeake Medical Systems Inc. and Agfa.

Potomac Valley Orthopaedic Associates is one of the largest orthopaedic practices in the Washington metropolitan area, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Its different sites see between 80-100 patients every day.

To replace an early-generation DR system, the center chose to install two Agfa DX-D 300 solutions, in its Olney and Columbia (Maryland) facilities. The installations were carried out in February 2018 over the weekends and after hours, to ensure that the workflow and daily operations were not impacted.

Agfa's DR solutions are designed according to the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle to deliver the optimum balance between low radiation dose and high image quality.

Exam-independent, Agfa's Musica image processing software instantly delivers high DR image quality with very efficient workflow. Musica's latest technology improvements provide even more detail in images. Along with enhanced noise suppression and superb brightness and density stabilization, Musica image processing software provides excellent detail at a lower dose, according to the company.

Agfa's DR solutions include a choice of fixed, tethered and wireless detectors, with either cesium iodide (CsI) or gadolinium oxy-sulphide (GOS) technology. CsI also offers the potential for dose reduction[1].

By allowing a potential dose reduction and increasing diagnostic confidence, the DX-D 300 answers the need for constant enhancement of patient comfort and performance in the orthopaedic practice.

The floor-mounted DX-D 300 with fully motorized U-arm is easy and cost-effective to install, even in limited spaces, according to Agfa. It can handle a broad range of X-ray studies, including lateral exams and full leg/full spine with automatic image stitching. This versatility makes it ideal for an orthopaedic environment.

"Agfa went beyond the call of duty to accommodate the after-hours installation and extra application support," commented Joan Fitzgerald, RN, CNOR, clinical administrator at Potomac Valley Orthopaedic Associates. "We would recommend Agfa and the DX-D 300 solutions, which are supporting our commitment to providing compassionate, proven and prompt care to all patients."

For more information: www.agfahealthcare.com

Reference

[1]  Testing with board-certified radiologists has determined that Cesium Bromide (CR) and Cesium Iodide (DR) Detectors, when used with MUSICA image processing, can provide dose reductions of 50 to 60%, compared to traditional Barium Fluoro Bromide CR systems. Contact Agfa HealthCare for more details.

 

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