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Diagnostic imaging

Sunnybrook to install DR system from Agfa

TORONTO – Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions, announced that it will be installing its DX-D 500n Direct Radiography X-Ray Suite at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Building upon Agfa HealthCare’s expertise and history in imaging, the DX-D 500n completes Agfa HealthCare’s digital imaging portfolio.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is a large trauma center in Toronto with a need for efficient imaging solutions when time is of the essence in the treatment of patients. The versatile DX-D 500n X-ray system fulfills this need with the flexibility to handle a very comprehensive range of X-ray exams, including general radiography, emergency work and pediatrics; at the same time allowing the creation of a system configuration to handle almost any facility’s specific diagnostic imaging needs.

Optional CR integration allows a single exposure for Full Leg Full Spine studies as well as the ability to acquire exposures that are otherwise difficult to perform using a DR detector.

The DX-D 500n solution generator interfaces with Agfa HealthCare’s NX workstation, for an integrated workflow, and utilizes MUSICA post processing algorithms. For ultimate ease of operation, TechVision, a tube-side touch screen monitor provides remote generator control, image preview and image accept/reject functionality. With this feature, the technologist can spend more time at the patient’s side for increased comfort and productivity.

“Sunnybrook is looking forward to this addition of the integrated DX-D 500n DR/CR systems. Our patients and healthcare teams needing radiographic services will greatly benefit from the high productivity, features and optimal image quality of the systems,” said Henry Sinn, Director of Medical Imaging, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

“Agfa HealthCare is pleased and excited to have Sunnybrook as the first site in Canada to install the DX-D 500n. Agfa HealthCare and Sunnybrook have a long-standing working relationship, and the implementation of our DR solution further solidifies this relationship.

The addition of the DX-D 500n alongside Agfa HealthCare’s CR solution will enhance and simplify the overall general radiography workflow,” said Andy Hind, General Manager, Agfa HealthCare Canada.

About Agfa HealthCare
Agfa HealthCare, a member of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, is a leading global provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions. The company has nearly a century of healthcare experience and has been a pioneer on the healthcare IT market since the early 1990s. Today Agfa HealthCare designs, develops and delivers state-of-the-art systems for capturing, managing and processing diagnostic images and clinical/administrative information for hospitals and healthcare facilities, as well as contrast media solutions to enable effective medical imaging results. The company has sales offices and agents in over 100 markets worldwide. Sales for Agfa HealthCare in 2009 were 1,178 million Euro. For more information on Agfa HealthCare, please visit

About Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is inventing the future of healthcare for the one million patients the hospital cares for each year through the dedication of its more than 10,000 staff and volunteers. An internationally recognized leader in research and education and a full affiliation with the University of Toronto distinguishes Sunnybrook as one of Canada’s premier academic health sciences centres. Sunnybrook specializes in caring for Canada’s war veterans, high-risk pregnancies, critically-ill newborns, adults and the elderly, and treating and preventing cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, orthopedic and arthritic conditions and traumatic injuries.

Posted October 21, 2010