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Florida Hospital Selects Agfa DR 800 Multi-Purpose Digital Imaging System for Three Facilities to Help Improve Delivery of Patient Care

Florida Hospital Selects Agfa DR 800 Multi-Purpose Digital Imaging System for Three Facilities to Help Improve Delivery of Patient Care Hospitals including Florida Hospital's flagship facility, Celebration Health, choose the new Agfa multi-purpose R&F system powered with MUSICA® Dynamic to replace aging rad-fluoro systems

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MORTSEL, Belgium and GREENVILLE, South Carolina, October 23, 2018

MORTSEL, Belgium and GREENVILLE, South Carolina, October 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Florida Hospital Altamonte, Florida Hospital New Smyrna and Florida Hospital Celebration have ordered the Agfa multi-purpose DR 800 System.
  • The DR 800* is designed to function 24/7 while performing digital radiography, fluoroscopy and advanced clinical studies.  
  • DR 800 digital imaging is powered by MUSICA Dynamic
  • Award winning MUSICA image processing provides exquisite image quality, more efficient workflow and high quality images at reduced dose**

Florida Hospital, part of the Adventist Health System (Advent Health as of January 2019), has selected Agfa Corporation for Direct Radiography (DR) at three facilities. Installation of the versatile DR 800 Multi-Purpose DR Systems at Florida Hospital Altimonte, Florida Hospital New Smyrna and Florida Hospital Celebration will allow Florida Hospital to advance its value-based care initiative. The installation will allows the hospital to optimize the experience and care of patients, provide a smooth, efficient workflow for radiologists and clinicians, and enhance the hospital's productivity by making the processes more efficient.

"Our goal is to increase productivity while continually working toward our mission to provide exceptional, whole-person care," said Elizabeth Evans, modality manager at Florida Hospital Imaging Enterprise. "As a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, it is important for us to invest in technology, as innovation will allow us to offer the best care to our patients."

A Trusted Relationship 
"We are very pleased to be working together with Florida Hospital and helping them with their mission to provide the best possible care for their patients," comments George Curley, Director Marketing & Communications, North American Imaging Business Unit at Agfa. "The versatility of the DR 800, round the clock utilization, increased productivity, lower dose and improved image quality that MUSICA provides will allow these Florida Hospital facilities to fulfill their patient care initiatives easily and affordably."

Dynamic MUSICA for fluoroscopy 
The DR 800 comes standard with Dynamic MUSICA, for both static and dynamic (moving) images. This realtime, multi-scale image processing software enhances noise suppression, offers consistent image brightness and density during scopy, reduces veiling glare, and plays a significant role in enabling potential dose reduction. MUSICA processes fluoroscopic images with the same high quality and low-dose features that have made MUSICA essential to radiology departments around the world.  

A single investment for all applications 
The highly versatile, fully integrated DR 800 offers a three-in-one digital imaging solution. This robust solution can handle a full range of radiography (including static exams and tilting exams) and fluoroscopy exams (including barium studies, arthrograms, cystograms, myelography and catheter placement, etc.), without requiring multiple investments.

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*DR 800 is not yet available in Canada. 
**Testing with board certified Radiologists has determined that Cesium Bromide (CR) and Cesium Iodide (DR) Detectors when used with MUSICA processing can provide dose reductions between 50 to 60% when compared to traditional Barium Fluoro Bromide CR systems. Contact Agfa HealthCare for more details. 

About Agfa 
Agfa NV is one of the world's leading companies in imaging technology. Agfa NV develops, manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry, for the healthcare sector, and for specific industrial applications. The group has more than 150 years of imaging experience. The healthcare division delivers diagnostic imaging solutions that set standards in productivity, safety, clinical value and cost effectiveness. Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe.

Marc De Fré 
Global Marcom Director   
Agfa HealthCare 
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Last Updated: 23-Oct-2018