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Agfa HealthCare at ECR 2009


ECR 2009 will kick off in Vienna on Friday, March 6th and is expected to attract over 17,000 attendees from across Europe and the world. Agfa HealthCare will be presenting an expanded portfolio of digital radiography solutions showcasing its new DX-D line of DR solutions, low dose solutions for pediatrics and neonatal, dedicated solutions for mammography and affordable modular solutions for going from analog to digital and Imaging Informatics for clinics, imaging centers, hospitals and integrated healthcare networks. Solutions on display include, amongst others, enterprise-wide imaging solutions for multi-site consolidation. Also on show will be a new suite of mobile solutions and advanced clinical applications.

Today’s healthcare market is influenced by a number of emerging trends that are reshaping the premise of modern day healthcare delivery. Cost containment, productivity and quality of service are factors healthcare providers and their customers use to measure the success of the services provided. Driven by the consumer demand for timely and more efficient services with higher quality outcomes, healthcare providers around the globe are rapidly evolving from analog to digital to IT solutions as they seek to meet these demands.

Agfa HealthCare understands these needs and as a trusted healthcare partner to around 23,000 care facilities worldwide is supporting its customers in their transition from analog to digital to IT solutions. Agfa HealthCare’s solutions are modular in design, allowing customers to transform at their own pace, and ensuring growth is not a limiting factor to their success. The vendor neutral approach taken by Agfa HealthCare ensures existing investments are leveraged with market leading integration services resulting in a complete solution.

Agfa HealthCare has committed itself to being a partner whom clinicians can rely upon to help meet the challenges of modern day healthcare. As a result, Agfa HealthCare solutions empower caregivers to provide rapid, more confident patient care through the delivery of comprehensive and high quality medical data at the point of care.

With nearly 100 years of experience, Agfa HealthCare has played an integral and pioneering role in the evolution of diagnostic imaging sciences. It was one of the first producers of medical film, a key actor in the implementation of DICOM standards and a PACS pioneer in the early 1990’s. Today the company is the partner of choice to many of the world’s hospital and care facilities, providing solutions to meet the specific needs of its customers. The company delivers nearly 30% of the global film demand, has installed over 17,500 CR units, over 30,000 advanced DRYSTAR™ printers and more than 2,300 PACS solutions worldwide.
Agfa HealthCare brings a new dimension to its digital radiography solutions at ECR 2009.

At ECR 2009, Agfa HealthCare will be presenting an expanded portfolio of digital radiography solutions range showcasing its new DX-D line of DR solutions, low dose solutions for pediatrics and neonatal, dedicated solutions for mammography and affordable modular solutions for going from analog to digital. The solutions help meet the needs of the radiologist to improve productivity, to lower dose and to lower costs, while offering some of the industry’s most advanced technologies in order to improve clinical confidence and patient experience. From desktop and compact solutions, to the groundbreaking DX-S Computed Radiography and the DX-D Direct Radiography system, Agfa HealthCare today is able to offer healthcare professionals worldwide the right solution for every facility of any size. Each solution has been developed to meet specific needs of the most demanding clinical and workflow environments and to improve the delivery of patient care, offering the user a choice between softcopy and hardcopy reading.
From Digital to IT: Connecting healthcare’s needs

At ECR 2009 Agfa HealthCare will be displaying an extensive portfolio of IT solutions, from departmental systems for Radiology and Cardiology, to full enterprise software solutions that consolidate information and image sources across departments, hospitals and countries. Each solution is designed and engineered to satisfy the most demanding workflow requirement, employing engineered interoperability and single workflows for efficiency and quality of service.

IMPAX™ 6.0, Agfa HealthCare’s 6th generation RIS/PACS/REPORTING solution offers fast and easy access to information, images and reporting tools from a single desktop, helping to electronically manage radiology operations from start to finish. From patient registration and worklist generation, through to radiological reporting using voice recognition technology, this integrated solution provides the efficiency and functionality required in today’s busy practices.

Further supporting the demand for integration are Agfa HealthCare’s IMPAX Suites, a range of fully modular and comprehensive Radiology IT solutions providing Scheduling, RIS, PACS and Reporting in a single comprehensive cross departmental suite. Looking beyond departmental needs, and into regional healthcare, the company’s IMPAX Data Center is a leading vendor neutral enterprise imaging infrastructure that allows healthcare facilities to efficiently manage and share clinical imaging information. IMPAX Data Center is an important component of a hospital’s archive, access, and disaster recovery strategies.

Ensuring its customers can make the most use of their budgets, Agfa HealthCare also offers its solutions in modular format, providing leading solutions at clinician’s fingertips to meet specific demands. On a clinical front, Agfa HealthCare will showcase its extensive range of advanced Clinical Applications at ECR. The company will also reveal a work-in-progress viewer technology that addresses one of the most common issues facing healthcare providers today; the task of delivering images and information to care givers across a wide range of technical and physical barriers. Also on show at ECR will be the company’s IMPAX Mobility solution, an ultra-thin, web deployable enterprise image and result viewer designed for rapid and easy deployment, operating across wide area networks.

Agfa HealthCare today is the partner of choice for supporting hospitals and care facilities in their transition from analog to digital to IT based diagnostic imaging. For hospitals seeking to integrate, transition from single site to multi-site facilities or implement regional healthcare - Agfa Healthcare is the healthcare partner to meet those 21st century needs. Diagnostic imaging is our DNA, whether it is analog, digital or IT based


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