DX-D 800 is a 3-in-1 DR system, offering real time images for fluoroscopy, general radiography and direct exposures. - DX-D 30C Retrofit combines upgrade of existing CR investment with wireless detector for maximum flexibility. - Adding DR will help clinic attract and handle more patients, and support its image as a state-of-the-art facility.
Agfa HealthCare announces that it has been partnering the Istituto Clinico Prof. Dr. R. De Blasi, in Reggio Calabria, to Fast Forward to direct radiography (DR) by implementing a new, top-of-the-line DX-D 800 and a DX-D 30C Retrofit. Adding these DR solutions will support the clinic to speed up patient service, both decreasing costs and increasing patient throughput.
DR offers shorter waits, less stress for patients
Istituto Clinico Prof. Dr. R. De Blasi is located in the center of Reggio Calabria, in southern Italy. Spread out over four flours and 2800 m2, it is one of the area’s largest outpatient clinics accredited by the Italian National Health System. Each day, it handles some 600 patients across its various departments, which include diagnostic imaging, a health center and a clinical laboratory.
This private clinic, a referral center for the Calabria region, is very popular in southern Italy. In order to both enhance service to existing patients and attract new patients, the clinic decided to go DR, and chose long-time partner Agfa HealthCare to accompany it. In 2013, the clinic added the DX-D 800, and in 2014 it upgraded an existing computed radiography (CR) system to DR with the DX-D 30C Retrofit.
Top-of-the-line solutions, maximizing existing investments
The DX-D 800 is a 3-in-1 DR system, offering real time images for fluoroscopy, general radiography and direct exposures. With an advanced flat-panel detector it provides clinics and hospitals with maximum versatility and flexibility.
The DX-D Retrofit lets healthcare facilities upgrade to the benefits of DR, without replacing their existing analogue or CR X-ray equipment. The DX-D 30C wireless detector offers added flexibility, and the wireless panels can be shared with other fixed or mobile Agfa HealthCare DR solutions, for convenience and additional cost savings.
With complete DR portfolio, Agfa HealthCare solutions cover entire market
“These DR solutions will allow us to offer faster speed of service for our patients, with less downtime. So they will face shorter waits and less stress,” explains Dr. Fabrizio Lamberti Castronuovo, owner of the clinic and medical director of the radiology department. “This means not only cost savings for us, but the ability to handle more patients a good equation for success! What’s more, implementing the Agfa HealthCare DR solutions will help us attract patients and referring physicians, because it supports our image as a top-of-the-line clinic offering state-of-the-art technology.”
“We are very pleased to play a role in bringing the benefits of DR to Istituto Clinico Prof. Dr. R. De Blasi, which will help it to enhance its patient care and increase its own success as a clinic,” says Salvatore Selvaggio, country manager, Agfa HealthCare Italy. “By offering a complete DR portfolio supported by programs like Fast Forward and innovative solutions like Retrofit, we aim to help clinics and hospitals of any size to achieve their digital future.”
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