Growth_1Prime Healthcare Services, Ontario, Calif, has agreed to purchase 50 DX-D 100 mobile DR units from Agfa Healthcare.

According to the companies, Prime Healthcare selected Agfa not only because of clinical benefits but also for its Technology Evolution Financing, which allows Prime Healthcare to aquire a minimum of 50 mobile DR systems over a 60-month period. By bundling the resources of sales, service, and financing, Prime Healthcare can have a digital mobile solution complete with equipment and maintenance protection.

Units will be deployed in 2015, with the possibility to increase the number of units to 70 or more.

“We are honored to be the chosen vendor for mobile radiography applications by such a prestigious and quality focused healthcare provider,” said Ueli Laupper, DR business director for Agfa HealthCare. “Utilizing our affiliated finance company, we are able to provide Prime Healthcare an attractive tailored acquisition financing model covering all operating costs including maintenance, continuous image quality optimization, and even detector protection for a predictable, stable operating cost of our technology.

Laupper added, “Another major advantage of our value proposition is the ability to share detectors between mobile applicatons and radiography rooms, as ‘room retrofits’, enabling maximum operational flexibilities and further cost savings.”

The DX-D 100 is a maneuverable DR unit combining full mobility with Agfa HealthCare’s MUSICA image processing. The DX-D 100 is available with conventional gadolinium DR panels, and to take advantage of potential dose reduction capabilities, the DX-D 100 is also available with high-detective quantum efficiency cesium DR panels.

“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,” said Seetha Reddy, vice president of ancillary operations at Prime Healthcare. “Following our very competitive and thorough evaluation, we are confident that Agfa HealthCare is the right solution provider for us for mobile DR.”