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Designed to increase the visibility of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines and other low contrast, tube-like structures such as endotracheal or feeding tubes, in general radiology applications, catheter processing is a new option within MUSICA2 image processing available in both new and existing Agfa HealthCare DR and CR systems with NX workstation.
Radiographic evaluation of PICC line placement now much easier
Mobile DR and CR images are frequently used by specialists at the bedside, post-insertion, to confirm ideal placement of critical care catheters such as a PICC lines. Specialized image processing algorithms in the MUSICA2 catheter processing software are tuned to enhance the visibility of the fine, translucent catheter material in a way that improves edge and tip detection. This allows for high clinical confidence and immediate assessment of the line placement.
'Radiographic evaluation of PICC line placement has historically been one of the most challenging aspects of critically ill patient care.
Reduced exam time and patient exposure.
MUSICA2 image processing shows soft tissue and boney detail in a single image, across the entire dynamic range, without having to make manual adjustments or windowing or leveling the image in most cases. With a single click, the catheter processing automatically creates a second image with enhanced detail so there is little or no need for manual reprocessing thus increasing productivity for the technologist, clinician and radiologist. Overall, this reduces both exam time and patient dose/exposure. In addition to lowering the dose delivered to the patient in accordance with the
MUSICA2 catheter processing software is currently available for sale throughout
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