Agfa HealthCare launches affordable CR 30 Xm* solution for digital mammography and general radiography at ECR 2012

Versatile, compact CR system offers complete solution for a broad range of applications, and excellent image quality

  • Press release
  • Mortsel, Belgium
  • March 02, 2012 10:00

• New CR 30-Xm is a cost-effective and versatile CR solution that offers excellent image quality.
• Can handle mammography and general radiography, including full leg/full spine.
• Offers excellent versatility and can be used in X-ray rooms and mobile facilities.

Agfa HealthCare announces today that it will launch its new CR 30-Xm computed radiography (CR) system at ECR 2012. With this affordable, versatile and complete CR solution, lower-volume hospitals and private practices can benefit from the workflow advantages of digital radiography, for both mammography and general radiography.

A convenient and affordable CR solution for mammography and general radiography
The CR 30-Xm is a compact solution that can handle both mammography and general radiography applications, including full leg/full spine (FLFS). It has been specially designed to offer the same image quality as Agfa HealthCare's existing CR systems, including our MUSICA² image processing, at a price point that further lowers barriers to digital X-ray.
Versatile, the CR 30-Xm fits into limited spaces, including the X-ray room, and can be integrated into mobile facilities, making it suitable for initiatives like mobile breast screening. It requires no special electrical outlet installation, while the modular design offers easy maintenance, keeping total cost of ownership low.

MUSICA2 image processing software and smooth workflow
For mammography, the CR 30-Xm offers images with very fine 50 micrometer pixel definition. Like all of Agfa HealthCare's CR solutions, it comes with Agfa HealthCare's gold-standard MUSICA² image processing software and NX workstation. MUSICA² analyzes each image and automatically applies the appropriate image enhancement parameters independent of the exam type, while the NX workstation provides very fast image acquisition and a smooth workflow. Workflow is further enhanced by embedded memory in the cassettes, which links ID data and images throughout the entire electronic processing system.

Part of a complete portfolio to meet the needs of every healthcare facility
The launch of the CR 30-Xm supports Agfa HealthCare's continuing focus on offering a complete solutions portfolio that meets the specific needs of any healthcare facility, regardless of size, workflow design or budgetary considerations.
"We are pleased and proud of the launch of CR 30-Xm, our new digital radiography solution for both mammography and general radiography," comments Dirk Debusscher, Vice President Imaging at Agfa HealthCare. "We are committed to providing the highest image quality standards required for mammography, in our CR solutions. Our affordable and compact CR 30-Xm has been designed using proven Agfa HealthCare technology: We now have some 40,000 CR installations around the world, about 4,000 of which are also used for mammography. The CR 30-Xm is thus an important addition to this comprehensive CR portfolio."

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Geertrui De Smet
Global PR Manager Agfa HealthCare
tel:+32 (0) 3 444 73 06

Johan Jacobs
Corporate Press Relations Manager
Septestraat 27
2640 Mortsel - Belgium
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fax:+32 (0)3 444 50 05