child_withdoctor - usedChildren’s National Health System recently installed six DX-D 100 mobile DR systems and two DX-D 600 full room direct radiography (DR) suites from Agfa HealthCare. The health system plans to transition two X-ray rooms from computed radiography (CR) to DR.

After reviewing several DR technologies, Children’s National selected Agfa HealthCare’s DX-D 600 for its potential to reduce patient radiation exposure as much as 60%, according to the provider. It was also chosen for its ability to perform full-length spine imaging accurately and automatically, as pediatric patients often require for scoliosis evaluations. Meanwhile, the DX-D 100s were selected to provide a more efficient means to image patients. The units are easy to operate, maneuver well in tight spaces, and deliver a high quality image.

“Imaging with Agfa’s DX-D 600 system has elevated our image quality and consistency,” said Sanya Tyler, radiology services manager, Children’s National Health System. “We have been able to improve our pace of service and enhance patient satisfaction. It is of the upmost importance to us that children requiring X-rays are exposed to radiation doses as low as reasonably achievable, while also providing images of excellent quality.”

Agfa HealthCare’s MUSICA image processing software, which is integrated with the company’s DR solutions and applied automatically, produces detailed, low noise images that allows for high-quality image capture.

Children’s National is the only health system dedicated to children in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. It treats more than 300,000 patients each year.

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