(RSNA, South Hall, Booth #3300) At Agfa’s RSNA 2018 booth, radiology professionals will discover intelligent radiography powered by MUSICA. In addition to its complete range of direct radiography (DR) solutions, Agfa is developing smart tools to improve staff and patients’ experiences, beginning with image acquisition. The MUSICA Nerve Center enables customer-driven computed radiography (CR) and DR workflows that reflect the real needs of technologists, radiologists and healthcare facilities, while MUSICA image processing delivers exquisite details throughout the image and allows facilities to lower patient dose.
Dynamic MUSICA processes both general radiography and fluoroscopy* images with the same, proven high image quality and efficient workflow, for static and dynamic (moving) images. Dynamic MUSICA is already being used, together with the DR 800 , at hospitals in the U.S. and UK.
Florida Hospital (part of the Adventist Health System) has chosen to install the DR 800** with Dynamic MUSICA at three of its hospitals, to advance its value-based care initiative. “The versatility of the DR 800, round the clock utilization, increased productivity, potential for lower dose, and improved image quality that MUSICA provides will allow these Florida Hospital facilities to fulfill their patient care initiatives easily and affordably,” explains Ueli Laupper, Vice President Marketing / DR, North American Imaging Business Unit at Agfa.
The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, in Somerset, England, has become the first in the UK to install the DR 800 with Dynamic MUSICA. The Trust was impressed by the versatility of the solution, which handles fluoroscopy, general radiography and free exposures in one system, in a single, less cluttered room, with a simple interface.
“We are committed to putting intelligence into the hands of imaging departments, to enable them to enhance patient care while optimizing productivity,” comments Louis Kuitenbrouwer, VP Imaging, Agfa. “MUSICA is the nerve center for our digital radiography solutions. Together with our comprehensive DR range, our smart tools and our data analytics, it brings intelligence to imaging at the modality level.”
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* Fluoroscopy is not available in Canada.
**The DR 800 is not available in Canada.