Agfa HealthCare announced that it will demonstrate its multi-purpose DR 800 X-ray room, a work in process, equipped with Dynamic MUSICA image processing and the new X-Team Technology for viewing and communicating, at the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting later this month. The multi-purpose DR system delivers radiography, fluoroscopy, and advanced clinical applications in one single investment.

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.

Moreover, the DR 800 comes with Dynamic MUSICA high-speed, multi-scale image processing, which can now also process moving images. Dynamic MUSICA also enhances noise suppression, offers advance brightness stabilization, reduces veiling glare, and can help reduce dose.

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.

Further, 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.

“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,” says 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