Agfa announces today that it has installed its DR 800 multipurpose X-ray room at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, part of the Chesapeake Regional Healthcare network, in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA. The system was installed and began patient exams in August, 2019. The DR 800 was chosen by the hospital for its flexibility, usability and image quality.

“The DR 800 is increasing our patient throughput, while maximizing the use of the room.” states Marcus Foster, Director of Radiology Services at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. “Workflow is smoother, and the image quality is excellent. Our radiologists are very pleased with the image quality, room features and are excited we have added digital tomosynthesis capability for challenging exams. Additionally, the potential reduction in dose helps us meet our commitment to patients; to provide high quality and safer patient care.”

“We appreciate the opportunity to meet Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s digital imaging needs,” comments Jared Houk, Senior Vice President, Radiology Solutions, North America. “The innovative design of the DR 800, and our industry-leading MUSICA image processing software, provide excellent image quality, the potential to provide an up to 60% dose reduction*, and outstanding efficiency gains.”

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* Testing with board-certified radiologists has determined that Cesium Bromide (CR) and Cesium Iodide (DR) Detectors, when used with MUSICA image processing, can provide dose reductions between 50 to 60%, compared to traditional Barium Fluoro Bromide CR systems. Contact Agfa for more details.