Riley Hospital for Children Installs DX-S (TM) System from Agfa HealthCare in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
By using DX-S, Riley will improve its workflow and achieve superior image quality
- Press release
- Mortsel, Belgium / Greenville, SC (U.S.)
- October 23, 2008 16:00
Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of IT-enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic imaging solutions, announces today that Riley Hospital for Children, a nationally recognized pediatric healthcare facility, and Indiana’s only comprehensive children’s hospital, has purchased a DX-STM system for its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Riley Hospital chose Agfa HealthCare’s DX-S for its workflow benefits and superior image quality. The system is placed within the NICU department, allowing portable x-rays to be completed without leaving the patient area.
Agfa HealthCare's DX-S is a groundbreaking CR (Computed Radiography) system that uses the DirectriX™ needle-based detector solution and Scanhead™ line-to-line CR simulation and light collection technology. DirectriX significantly improves X-ray sensitivity, while the line-to-line Scanhead system produces the image in seconds, allowing portable x-rays to be completed quickly to minimize disruption in the nursery environment. The DX-S system at Riley Hospital includes Agfa HealthCare's most advanced automated digital radiography image processing software, MUSICA²® Platinum which is tuned to enhance pediatric image processing.
"Having a convenient system that can combine superior image quality and enables portable x-rays to be completed, without leaving the patient area, was critical to our selection of a new imager for our NICU," said Dr. Mervyn Cohen, Eugene Klatte Professor of Pediatric Radiology. "The improved image quality of the DX-S can also decrease the number of exposures due to repeats caused by inadequate exposure technique."
The DX-S solution is designed to deliver a full range of imaging exams directly to the point of care with minimal wait times. It is used in environments where patient comfort, exam speed and imaging flexibility are of paramount importance, including Emergency, Trauma, Pediatric, Neonatal, and General Radiography departments. A leading alternative to DR (Direct Radiography), the DX-S provides the flexibility and economical advantages of CR with DR quality. It includes Agfa HealthCare's easy-to-operate workstation, which allows technologists to complete exams with fewer mouse clicks.
"With advanced technology driving the imaging system, powerful software aiding the imaging process and a design that improves the experience for the clinician, the DX-S system has certainly become a welcome addition to Riley Hospital," said Brian Hilgers, Vice President, Imaging, Agfa HealthCare, USA. "We are proud that Riley recognized the value that this workflow-friendly system with superior image quality brings to its facility."
The purchase was made through a local Quantum dealer, Radiation Services of Indiana.
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