A COMPACT SOLUTION FOR ALL EXAMS
Why choose the DX-D 300?
The versatility to capture a wide range of studies. Enhanced productivity through excellence in image quality.
Easily installed in a limited space.
The DX-D 300 is the quick and easy way to go direct digital. With it, you’ll enjoy – consistently – the high image quality of MUSICA image processing.
- Affordable way to go DR
- Optimal flexibility for universal use
- Widest range of exams in a limited space
- High quality imaging and potential for dose reduction
- Top technology detectors
- Fast image preview
- MUSICA empowered
The fast way to go digital
Easily installed in a limited space. Requiring minimal training. Delivering a wide range of images in a short space of time. The DX-D 300 provides you with fast access to your very own digital solution.
FAST PREVIEW BETWEEN EXPOSURES PROVIDES IMPROVED PATIENT EXPERIENCE
The DX-D 300’s immediate preview, starting less than a second after exposure, enables a higher rate of throughput, thereby lowering the cost per exam and allowing your patients to be released more quickly.
Digital Radiography’s flexibility also provides a versatile workflow for a full range of exposures, as well as complex studies – such as Full Leg Full Spine – with CR, which can be achieved in just one shot.
Taken together, the DX-D 300’s ability to reduce patient waiting time, increase diagnostic confidence and enhance patient security due to operator presence and the potential for a lower dose.
SAME LOOK AND FEEL WITH MUSICA ACQUISITION STATION AND IMAGE PROCESSING
Developed to address the need for versatility in General Radiology imaging, the DX-D 300 delivers a unified look and feel for both your DR and CR exams and offers a choice of soft copy or hard copy outputs.
It enjoys streamlined workflow throughout your facility and beyond by combining the capabilities of MUSICA image processing and the NX acquisition workstation, with its fast acquisition and excellent DICOM connectivity with HIS/RIS/ PACS and imagers.
“Dose reduction has become a very compelling story.”
“Dose reduction has become a very compelling story: all radiologists need to be cognitive of patient dose and aware that patients are becoming better informed and will increasingly ask questions.”
Dr Steven Mendelsohn
Chief Executive Officer/Medical Director,
Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, New York, USA
“The fast availability of the images contributes to a smooth workflow.”
Senior medical practice assistant
Airport Medical Center – Zurich, Switserland
DX-D 300 & MUSICA, 3rd generation
DX-D 300 is equipped with MUSICA , the 3rd generation, the next, further optimized generation of the image processing software. To collect reliable information about the dose and image quality with the latest generation MUSICA , thorax X-rays were evaluated for a period of five weeks after the software was installed.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
A total of 354 patients participated in the study, with an age range of 17 to 94 (Fig. 1). Examinations were carried out on 190 male patients and 164 female patients.
In 74 cases only PA images were taken and in 280 cases two-plane images. The exposure parameters were 117 kV for PA, 125 kV for lateral X-rays with automatic exposure, anti-scatter grid r = 8:1, f0 = 180 cm, 52 L/cm.
The dose area products of all examinations were calculated in cGy x cm2 and the effective dose for the individual X-ray was estimated from this using the conversion factor (0.002).
The BMI was calculated for 275 patients from this collective and was between 18 and 44 (Fig. 2)
For both the PA and lateral images, the dose area products for all BMI values were clearly below the current German dose reference value of 16 cGy x cm2 or 55 cGy x cm2 for lateral images.
The average dose area product for PA images in this collective was 6.44 cGy x cm2 and for lateral images was 16.01 cGy x cm2 (Figs. 3 and 4). The average effective dose for a PA thorax X-ray in the collective was 0.013 mSv and for a two-plane X-ray was 0.046 mSv.
The lowest dose area product with a BMI of 18 was 3.1 for PA and 5.02 cGy x cm2 for lateral. In this case the effective dose for the complete examination was 0.016 mSv. The maximum dose area product for a PA image was 14.7 cGy x cm2, and correspondingly the dose area product for a lateral image in this case was 36.3 cGy x cm2.
Here the effective dose was 0.1 mSv for the complete examination. The image quality was assessed in line with the quality requirements of the guidelines published by the Bundesärztekammer on quality assurance in diagnostic radiology.
- Even at a very high BMI there were no limitations on the representation of characteristic features, important details or critical structures.
- Both the retrocardiac lung and the mediastinal structures can be well assessed even with very overweight patients (Fig. 5 and 6).
- In particular, the retrocardiac lunge and the mediastinal structures were easier to assess in an intra-individual comparison between MUSICA² and MUSICA3
MUSICA IMAGING TECHNOLOGY
MUSICA (Multi-Scale Image Contrast Amplification) image processing software enhances both image quality
and workflow for radiographers and radiologists. Our latest technology improvements provide more detail in
images and enable confident, comfortable reading. Experience the difference!
DOSE MANAGEMENT IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS
Agfa’s digital radiography solutions are designed to deliver the optimum balance between low radiation dose and high image quality while providing the tools to monitor the patient exposures.
* Testing with board certified Radiologists has determined that Cesium Bromide (CR) and Cesium Iodide (DR) Detectors when used with MUSICA processing can provide dose reductions between 50 to 60% when compared to traditional Barium Fluoro Bromide CR systems. Contact Agfa for more details.
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