Mortsel, Belgium/Greenville, S.C. – April 2, 2013 – Agfa HealthCare announced today that the United States Navy has awarded the company a contract to upgrade 30+ ships in the U.S. Navy fleet to the latest Digital Radiography (DR) solutions with Agfa HealthCare's DX-D 400, DX-D 100, and other systems. To be used along with Agfa HealthCare's IMPAX PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) and TalkStation voice recognition system for diagnostic reporting, this end-to-end solution will provide the United States Navy with improved, efficient workflow from image acquisition to study reporting.
The comprehensive system will enable streamlined workflow from image acquisition to image interpretation by the radiologists using IMPAX PACS at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Walter Reed uses the IMPAX PACS and TalkStation for dictation and reporting and will now be able to send and receive full reports as well complete patient records, further streamlining reporting the process by allowing radiologists to easily dictate, edit, code and sign reports within minutes.
Unmatched value propositions
“After a thorough analysis of imaging vendors over the past 12 months, the Navy came to the conclusion that the Agfa HealthCare systems provided the most complete solution and offer an unmatched value proposition in terms of ease-of-use, image quality and streamlined workflow. During the last 14 years Agfa HealthCare has proven to be a very reliable partner to the Navy, supporting their mission for critical imaging technology on ships around the world. We look forward to a successful implementation and further expanding our relationship,” explained Tim Artz, global government accounts director, Agfa HealthCare U.S.
Agfa HealthCare's comprehensive solution includes the DX-D 100, a highly maneuverable portable DR unit that enables high quality radiology exams to be efficiently performed in mobile environments, including intensive care units (ICU), emergency departments, operating rooms, or at the bedside. The DX-D 400 is a floor mounted X-ray suite that offers state-of-the-art imaging technology at an affordable cost – without compromising functionality or performance. As with all Agfa Computed Radiography (CR) and DR imaging solutions, the DX-D 100 and DX-D 400 include Agfa HealthCare's MUSICA2 industry leading image processing software, which produces excellent image quality. The standard NX user interface used across the entire spectrum of CR and DR solutions provides a smooth transition to DR technology.
Agfa HealthCare is the exclusive provider of CR solutions on over 55 ships in the U.S. Navy fleet.