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St. Marys Memorial Hospital site of Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance installs Agfa HealthCare DR X-ray suite

June 27, 2014

ENP Newswire - 27 June 2014

Release date- 26062014 - Agfa HealthCare announces today the installation of a DX-D 600 automatic digital X-ray suite at St. Marys Hospital Site of Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA), a 20-bed acute and complex continuing care hospital with emergency department in St. Marys, Ontario, Canada.

The ceiling-suspended, fully motorized, dual detector direct radiography (DR) system from Agfa HealthCare will be used for a wide range of exams including chest, abdomen, spine and extremity work.

'We are all very excited about this new technology which will improve workflow, decrease exam times and increase image quality. Immediate image availability also reduces patient wait times,' said Diane Smith, HPHA Manager of Medical Imaging.

To aid in the transition while St. Marys Hospital Site completes the installation of its new DR X-Ray suite, Agfa HealthCare has provided the facility with a mobile DX-D 100 DR system with excellent MUSICA image quality to provide imaging services outside the X-ray room. Continued Smith, 'It will be well worth the wait for completion of this new technology strengthening St. Marys site's digital imaging capability.'

Once installation is complete, St. Marys will benefit from the DX-D 600's excellent image quality provided by industry-leading MUSICA next generation image processing software and the improved workflow thanks to the fully integrated NX Workstation. The immediate image availability means that images are available for the clinician to review before a final report is published, speeding up workflow and reducing patient wait times. In addition, the

DX-D 600 features dose monitoring tools to monitor exposure trends, giving the facility the ability to potentially lower dose, while producing incredibly sharp images.

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Source: ENP Newswire

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