Agfa announces that its partnership with the Kostanay region of Kazakhstan to supply direct radiography (DR) solutions was extended in 2019. In 2018, Agfa delivered seven DX-D 300 systems to cities and regional hospitals around the region. In 2019, four additional DX-D 300 units were installed in August and September, to equip hospitals in more remote areas.

“After the Agfa DX-D 300 was put into operation, the throughput capacity of our X-ray room almost doubled. The images are immediately available, which is especially crucial for the diagnosis of emergency patients. At the same time, the image quality is very high.” says A.H.Ospanov, Radiographer at Zhemchuzhina Hospital, “The wide movement and rotation range of the detector enable us to conduct a wide range of specific and complex exposures, especially of patients with limited mobility. The radiographer spends much less time on routine work such as positioning patients. With the ease of use and correctly chosen exposure modes, there is no need to retake images and expose patients to additional radiation.”

“We are very proud to have played a role in the success of the first stage of the healthcare digitalization process in the Kostanay region of Kazakhstan,” comments Jan Leeuws, Vice President Region Direct Export of Agfa. “We have developed a portfolio of DR solutions to enable any hospital to benefit from the advantages of digital imaging. By implementing the DX-D 300 systems in such a diverse range of hospitals, we have been able to prove the value of this approach.”

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