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AHRA 2013: New small format, wireless flat panel detector from Agfa HealthCare fulfils important imaging market need in lower dose examination


7/9/2013 11:00 AM

DX-D 35C ideal for small frame, orthopaedic and other general radiography imaging

  • Provides high signal-to-noise ratio for higher contrast and high diagnostic confidence, plus twice the DQE of gadolinium-based solutions.
  • Strong market demand already seen with sales across the U.S.

Agfa HealthCare announces the availability of its newest Direct Radiography (DR) detector, the DX-D 35C, an 11x14 inch sized wireless panel which will be on display in booth #310 at AHRA 2013, the Association for Medical Imaging Management's Annual Meeting, July 28-31, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Orthopaedic imaging can particularly benefit from the high spatial resolution for detail, and the excellent dose quantum efficiency (DQE) for potential dose reduction offered by this small DR panel.

Potential for dose reduction

Agfa HealthCare's DX-D 35C uses a Cesium Iodide (CsI) scintillator with twice the DQE of gadolinium-based detector technologies, and delivers the potential for lower dose. Combined with Agfa HealthCare's NX workstation and MUSICA 2image processing, the panel produces enhanced contrast detail across the entire dynamic range. For orthopaedic imaging, the DX-D 35C with NX and MUSICA2 is an excellent solution for extremity exams, enabling superb contrast and detail of hands and feet.

Increased efficiency in portable environments

"At Agfa HealthCare, we are always striving to improve healthcare technology to make diagnostic imaging an even more powerful tool to aid the overall treatment of the patient, and the DX-D 35C combined with MUSICA2 is an excellent example of our ability to successfully do this," said Greg Cefalo, U.S. Digital Radiography Business Unit Manager, Agfa HealthCare. "From the smallest, most fragile patients through the spectrum of imaging needs, we are focused on delivering high quality imaging solutions that support the highest level of care."

In addition to the numerous image quality benefits of the system, the DX-D 35C immediately captures and transmits the image to the workstation, increasing efficiency for the technologist, particularly in portable environments where it is intended for most frequent use. It is an ideal complement for the Agfa HealthCare DX-D 100, a portable imaging system designed for bedside imaging, and immediate image availability to PACS. The detector is also available with Agfa HealthCare's DX-D Retrofit and soon with DX-D 400 and DX-D 600.

Source: Agfa Healthcare

 

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