ST. MARYS, Ont. – Agfa HealthCare announced the installation of a DX-D 600 automatic digital X-ray suite at the St. Marys Hospital Site of Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA). The site consists of a 20-bed acute and complex continuing care hospital with an emergency department.
The ceiling-suspended, fully motorized, dual detector direct radiography (DR) system from Agfa HealthCare will be used for a wide range of exams, including chest, abdomen, spine and extremity work.
“We are all very excited about this new technology, which will improve workflow, decrease exam times and increase image quality,” said Diane Smith (pictured), HPHA Manager of Medical Imaging. “Immediate image availability also reduces patient wait times.”
To aid in the transition while St. Marys Hospital Site completes the installation of its new DR X-Ray suite, Agfa HealthCare has provided the facility with a mobile DX-D 100 DR system with excellent MUSICA image quality to provide imaging services outside the X-ray room. “It will be well worth the wait for completion of this new technology, which will strengthen our digital imaging capability.”
Once installation is complete, St. Marys will benefit from the DX-D 600’s excellent image quality provided by industry-leading MUSICA next generation image processing software and the improved workflow thanks to the fully integrated NX Workstation. The immediate image availability means that images are available for the clinician to review before a final report is published, speeding up workflow and reducing patient wait times. In addition, the DX-D 600 features dose monitoring tools to monitor exposure trends, giving the facility the ability to potentially lower dose, while producing incredibly sharp images.
About Agfa HealthCare
Agfa HealthCare, a member of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, is a leading global provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions. The company has nearly a century of healthcare experience and has been a pioneer on the healthcare IT market since the early 1990s. Today Agfa HealthCare designs, develops and delivers state-of-the-art systems for capturing, managing and processing diagnostic images and clinical/administrative information for hospitals and healthcare facilities, as well as contrast media solutions to enable effective medical imaging results. The company has sales offices and agents in over 100 markets worldwide. Sales for Agfa HealthCare in 2013 were 1,160 million euro. For more information on Agfa HealthCare, please visit www.agfa.com/healthcare.