AGFA HealthCare DR 600

June 27, 2017 agfa Blog

Top-Performance Digital X-Ray Room

 

With its high-productivity, innovative features and ZeroForce Technology offering high speed, precision and comfort, the fully automated DR 600 streamlines workflow, increases throughput and
enhances the experience of patients and operators alike, even in the busiest imaging environment.

WHY CHOOSE THE DR 600?

  • Single or multi-detector, high-productivity and high-throughput digital X-ray room
  • Full automation, auto-positioning and auto-tracking
  • ZeroForce Technology, offering smooth operation with almost zero effort in movements
  • Choice of fixed, tethered and wireless detectors with Cesium Iodide (CsI) or Gadolinium Oxy-Sulphide (GOS) technology
  • Significant potential for dose reduction**, with the Cesium Iodide detector
  • DR Full Leg/Full Spine capability with EasyStitch technology
  • Fast acquisition and integration with CR and DR, through the MUSICA workstation
  • Seamless DICOM integration with RIS/PACS and HIS systems
  • Excellent image quality provided by the next generation MUSICA image processing software

LIGHT, EASY, AUTOMATED OPERATION

Full automation, including the latest in auto-positioning technology, fully automated tracking and manual positioning, makes the DR 600 easy and light to operate. ZeroForce Technology means all movements of the tube head, wall stand and table in all different directions are quick and require almost zero effort. Designed for both ergonomy and productivity, the DR 600 is easy to steer and use, so the operator can work comfortably and quickly, even in high-throughput situations.

The height-adjustable table and floating tabletop offer very easy positioning for a wide range of patients and types of studies, providing greater comfort for technician and patient alike, while minimizing the time needed for taking images. The ceiling-suspended tube crane is operated through a touch screen control panel and integrated soft console on the MUSICA workstation monitor. Ceiling movements are controlled by simply selecting a thumbnail on the MUSICA workstation, followed by auto-positioning. The touch screen features a preview image; and with its APR (Anatomically Programmed Radiography) and X-ray parameters, such as each patient’s name, workflow is streamlined.

Additional features include LED lighting that indicates when the table or wall stand is in use, and multiple programmable parking positions to which the unit returns after each exposure.

ACCURATE AND EFFICIENT DOSE MANAGEMENT AND POTENTIAL DOSE REDUCTION

The DR 600 proposes a choice of fixed, tethered or wireless detectors, with Cesium Iodide (CsI) or Gadolinium Oxy-Sulphide (GOS) technology. The excellent image quality of the Cesium Iodide
offers the potential for significant patient dose reduction**, with fast availability of images that speeds up workflow and reduces patient waiting times. By using leading-edge Automatic Exposure Control for high-speed accuracy and collimators with Dose Area Product meter, the DR 600 optimizes and automatically reports doses. Short exposures offered by new dose sensing technology keep dose measurement accurate to the millisecond.

MODERN AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY MAXIMIZES PRODUCTIVITY

The DR 600 provides the latest in auto-positioning technology, fully-automated tracking and manual positioning – with quick, near zero-force movement in all different directions, making it indispensable in an emergency situation.

FLEXIBLE WORKFLOW

With the DR 600, you have complete workflow flexibility. You choose the next exam on the acquisition workstation, and it’s easy to switch the order of exams on the tube head display. So you can keep the patient throughput flowing smoothly.

DR Full Leg Full Spine option with EasyStitch technology

The fully motorized wall bucky has vertical tracking with the tube, offering the option of DR Full Leg Full Spine (FLFS) with EasyStitch technology. Based on fully automated single focus technology, EasyStitch minimizes distortions. Angular tracking is available for dedicated exams, while motorized movement of the wall stand and tube head provides accurate stitching capabilities, for high precision in images. An optional table overlay allows you to perform FLFS right on the table.

DETECTORS THAT CAPTURE EVERY DETAIL

The MUSICA image processing empowers a complete range of high-quality detectors in all sizes: 10 x 12”, 14 x 17” and 17 x 17”. Moreover the small pixel size  of the new CsI detectors support a high resolution providing great detail. This is especially useful in fields such as neonatal, pediatrics, rheumatology and diagnosis of stress fractures.

MAXIMUM LOAD AND POSITIONING CAPABILITIES

In terms of load and position, the DR 600 is the Agfa HealthCare DR solution that is ideal for the widest range of patients and types of studies. The radiographic table supports a high patient load, enabling you to undertake the most logistically challenging studies. Grid sensing for both the table and wall stand alerts the operator to the grid’s insertion, providing optimum exposure quality. Full motorization of vertical/horizontal table bucky tracking and autopositioning, and a tilting bucky on the wall stand, offer precise positioning. And the rotatable bucky makes rotation from landscape to portrait simple.

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