Agfa HealthCare Previews the DR 800 Multi-purpose Digital Imaging System at RSNA 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 General News
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Dynamic MUSICA and new X-Team Technology further enrich the versatile and flexible DR 800

MORTSEL, Belgium, October 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

  • The DR 800 delivers radiography, fluoroscopy
    and advanced clinical applications, with one single investment.
  • Revolutionary Dynamic MUSICA image processing now handles moving images, for greater diagnostic confidence, supporting the delivery of patient care.
  • X-Team Technology combines viewing and instant communication, supporting a new level of collaboration and multidisciplinary consultation.

(RSNA 2017, Booth #3300, South Hall A) Agfa HealthCare announces today that it will demonstrate its multi-purpose DR 800* X-ray room, a work in process, enriched with Dynamic MUSICA image processing and the new X-Team Technology for viewing and communicating, at RSNA 2017. The multi-purpose DR solution, which delivers radiography, fluoroscopy and advanced clinical applications in one single investment, pushes versatility to the limits.

One tool for multiple applications 

Offering increased functionality and efficiency, the DR 800 will support the role of radiology in the value-based care organization. The fully integrated solution was designed to enable radiology to meet the growing demand for fluoroscopy, without requiring multiple investments. It can handle a full range of radiography (including static exams and tilting exams) and fluoroscopy exams (including barium studies, arthrograms, cystograms, myelography and catheter placement, etc.) It combines positioning freedom, workflow improvements and high image quality, and includes a range of features and tools that minimize exam preparation and procedure time, while maximizing patient care.

Dynamic MUSICA gets image processing moving 

The DR 800 comes with Dynamic MUSICA high-speed, multi-scale image processing, which can now also process moving images. Providing excellent detail - even at low dose - this gold-standard software supports confident, comfortable reading. Fluoroscopic images are processed with the same high-quality and low-dose features that have made MUSICA essential to radiology departments around the world. Dynamic MUSICA also enhances noise suppression, offers superb brightness stabilization, reduces veiling glare, and can play a significant role in enabling potential dose reduction.

X-Team Technology workflow enhances collaboration 

At RSNA 2017, Agfa HealthCare will also demonstrate its new X-Team Technology. This important workflow enrichment integrates the XERO® universal viewer - which provides secure access to images from different departments and sources, in one view - in the MUSICA workstation. Collaboration features, such as instant messaging and clinical dialogue, enhance consultation on study acquisition between radiologists and radiographers.

Maximum versatility, uncompromising imaging 

With its VarioDrive positioning and workflow improvements, the DR 800 enhances both efficiency and patient satisfaction. Its 180 cm SID enables uncompromising chest imaging. The highly customizable DR 800 can be equipped with high-frequency fluoroscopy generator options of 50, 65 or 80 kW, a console for patient-side positioning, a wireless console for remote control, a compressor cone and an auto-switching anti-scatter grid. EasyStitch™ technology enables fast and high precision Full Leg Full Spine exams, while LiveVision™ technology allows for dose-free remote positioning. Use of Cesium Iodide (CsI) detector technology combined with MUSICA image processing offers high-speed, high-resolution imaging and enables the potential for dose reduction.

"At RSNA 2017, visitors will be able to see for themselves how versatile, powerful Agfa HealthCare solutions like the DR 800 with Dynamic MUSICA and X-Team Technology support the role of radiology within value-based care," commented Louis Kuitenbrouwer, Vice President Imaging Division of Agfa HealthCare. "We remain committed to combining our long-term experience in imaging and healthcare with an innovative approach, to develop solutions that answer the real-life needs of radiology."

*DR 800 is not yet available in the USA or Canada

Visit us at RSNA 2017, 26 November - 1 December, Chicago, IL, USA, South Hall A, Booth #3300. 

For an image, courtesy of Agfa HealthCare, click here.

For more information on the DR 800, click here.

About Agfa HealthCare  

Agfa HealthCare, present in one hospital out of two, is a leading provider of eHealth & Digital Imaging solutions. Care organizations in over 100 countries rely on Agfa HealthCare to optimize their efficiency and improve patient care.

Marc De Fré  Global Marcom Director, Agfa HealthCare  T +32(0)3-444-73-19


SOURCE Agfa HealthCare


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