Agfa HealthCare will display its DX-D 60 Retrofit 17-inch by 17-inch detector, in addition to other imaging technologies at the 2016 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, which takes place from November 27 to December 2 in Chicago. This new detector, which provides virtually instant image access, allows health care facilities to optimize their digital radiography (DR) workflow without replacing their radiology room.
The DX-D 60 Retrofit is a vendor-neutral device that provides the company’s Musica image processing and its cassette-sized detector, which can be accommodated by existing x-ray Bucky trays. Technologists won’t need to rotate the detector for radiology exams that would typically require portrait and landscape detector rotations—and that means better image acquisition speed and workflow.
Agfa’s detector is an integral component of the company’s retrofit offerings, which it calls its “Fast Forward to DR” program. With retrofit solutions, health care providers can upgrade their technology economically because they can avoid the need to invest in complete room replacements, while also enhancing their technological capabilities.
Specific benefits from Agfa’s new detector include improved image quality and the potential for lower radiation doses when used with cesium (Csl) detectors; the solution is available with either gadolinium or Csl-based detectors. U.S. health care providers can derive value from the system while also being responsive to new government regulations that maximize reimbursement.
“This addition to our DX-D Retrofit family will help our customers better cope with upcoming Medicare reimbursement reductions,” says Louis Kuitenbrouwer, vice president of Agfa’s imaging division. “We created our Fast Forward to DR program and creative acquisition strategies specifically for customers who are struggling to find capital funding.”
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