Agfa HealthCare has received a multi-million dollar contract from US-based hospital system Prime Healthcare Services to provide its mobile DR technology.
Under the deal, Agfa HealthCare will install 50 DX-D 100 mobile DR units at hospitals under Prime Healthcare. Based in California, Prime Healthcare operates 34 acute care hospitals in 11 states across the US.
Agfa HealthCare DR business director Ueli Laupper said: "We are honoured to be the chosen vendor for mobile radiography applications by such a prestigious and quality focused healthcare provider.
"Agfa HealthCare endeavours to serve Prime Healthcare’s mission to provide comprehensive, optimised patient care through the use of our solutions with industry-leading MUSICA image quality, radiation dose reduction potential and productivity advantages with the Agfa mobile DR’s workflow-optimised GUI and its RIS connectivity directly from the user interface."
The DX-D 100 is a manoeuvrable DR unit that features Agfa HealthCare’s Musica image processing, which provides better contrast detail and image quality.
The Musica workstation, which is associated with the DX-D 100 unit, allows technologists to quickly and efficiently acquire images.
According to the firm, results provided by DR technology will be used to perform high-quality radiology exams in mobile environments, comprising intensive care units (ICUs), emergency departments, operating rooms or at the bedside.
The DX-D 100 is available with conventional gadolinium DR panels and with high-DQE cesium DR panels that hold dose reduction capabilities.
Prime Healthcare ancillary operations vice-president Seetha Reddy said: "Agfa HealthCare was able to offer us the mobile DR solutions and service we need for our hospitals, supporting us in our mission to deliver comprehensive, quality healthcare in a convenient, compassionate and cost-effective manner."