- Long Island radiology facilities select DX-D 300 DR systems for potential dose reduction and improved image quality with Agfa HealthCare’s MUSICA image processing.
- Cesium Iodide DR detector technology offers the potential for significant patient dose reduction.
- Growing imaging center chain looks to add up to six more units in the coming year.
Agfa HealthCare today announced the installation of two DX-D 300 digital radiography (DR) systems at Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, a growing practice with 15 locations in Long Island, N.Y., which conducts an average of 550,000 procedures each year. The installation of a third DX-D 300 system will follow by the end of the year, with several additional installations to equip new imaging center sites that Zwanger-Pesiri is opening in 2014.
The cesium iodide DR detector technology of the Agfa HealthCare DX-D 300 offers the potential for significant patient dose reduction. The combined use of the cesium iodide DR detector, advanced MUSICA image processing, and integrated NX Workstation enables the excellent image visualization and efficient workflow that the imaging center sought.
“We selected the DX-D 300 DR systems because of the market leading image quality with Agfa HealthCare’s MUSICA image processing. This allows us to potentially significantly lower dose, improve workflow, and reduce waiting and examination time to provide our patients the best patient care there is,” said Dr. Steven Mendelsohn, chief executive officer, Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology.
The universal, flexible and affordable DX-D 300 digital radiography systems from Agfa HealthCare combine single digital detector technology and fully automated positioning for increased productivity. The versatile U-arm design of the DX-D 300 system makes radiographic exams comfortable for patients and efficient for technologists, even in a small radiographic room. The Agfa NX Workstation also performs automatic “stitching” of full leg and full spine examinations. The systems also provide the option of combined CR and DR use.
“We are extremely proud to become part of the impressive success story of the Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology Group and to be part of their expansion plans to serve an even wider group of patients. The ability to convert a facility from their legacy DR systems to Agfa HealthCare is always a strong testament to the innovative, high quality DR systems that we continue to bring to the market,” said Greg Cefalo, Imaging Business Unit Manager with Agfa HealthCare US. “We are confident that the radiologists and technologists of Zwanger-Pesiri will be extremely satisfied with the high quality, low dose potential, and ease of use features of our technology which we know are important to provide excellent patient care.”
Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology provides state-of-the-art radiological services to its patients with a level of care unmatched in the industry. The company’s radiologists are subspecialty trained in areas such as Neuroradiology, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Body Imaging and Breast Imaging.
AGFA will be at RSNA 2013 Booth #4737
19 November 2013