The future is digital
Agfa HealthCare is ready for a new dimension of digital radiography
At ECR healthcare manufacturers not only introduced the latest products, but also the future technologies and trends that will have an impact on the market in the coming years.
With the launch of its new, direct radiography family, DX-D, at ECR, and at the German Radiology Congress (DRK) this May, Agfa HealthCare responds to hospitals transformation from traditional film/cassette business into the digital world with Computed Radiography (CR) and Direct Radiography (DR). ‘We are expanding our offering beyond CR with the new DX-D line for DR solutions because we feel the time to access direct radiography is now,’ says Christian Reinaudo, President of Agfa HealthCare.
With over 19,000 CR units installed to date, Agfa HealthCare already enables hospitals and healthcare facilities to switch from analogue to digital, and eventually to fully fledged IT solutions for diagnostic imaging. Thanks to its high image quality and potential for dose reduction, specifically with its DX-S system that delivers DR quality results in a CR unit, Agfa HealthCare observes a growing acceptance for digital radiography solutions. The main advantage of direct radiography – as the name indicates – is its instant visualisation of images without any need of processing. While CR already accelerates the workflow in the radiology department compared with conventional methods, it still includes manual work steps – with DR everything is automated. Because the detectors of the DX-D solutions are delivering almost real-time previews on the workstation and very fast cycle times, productivity is pushed to the maximum.
DX-D 500 availability: mid-2009.
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