Agfa announces that it was selected by MSF Logistique to provide 20 direct radiography (DR) systems over a period of two years. The systems will be used to retrofit the existing analog mobile X-ray units used in the TB-Speed project, which is a joint effort of Unitaid and Initiative 5%. The contract was signed in December 2018 and the implementation of the first eight DR systems started in February 2019. A further 12 DR systems will be implemented in the following 12-18 months.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this important research program, and to extend our relationship with MSF Logistique,” comments Louis Kuitenbrouwer, Vice President Radiology solutions of Agfa. “Over the years, we have been providing MSF with computed radiography (CR) systems, films and hardcopy printers, along with strong training for biomedical engineers in deploying and using the systems. Being selected as partner that will enable the TB-Speed project to benefit from DR advantages is testimony to the real, proven value we have provided, and the trust these organizations place in Agfa solutions and services.”
“The Agfa DR solutions, including the MUSICA image processing, will play an important role in this project, offering a high detectability of TB with high-quality images, especially for pediatric chest curves,” comments Doris A-Hilares of MSF Logistique. “Agfa’s global support, provided by the service network available all over the world, was an important criterion, and Agfa worked with us to make this investment financially possible.”
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