Agfa’s digital radiography solutions are designed according to the ALARA principle (as low
as reasonably achievable) to deliver the optimum balance between low radiation dose and high
image quality, while providing the tools to monitor patient exposures.
smallest patients are a big priority at Agfa. Children are more sensitive to radiation and its
Yet, over the course of treatment premature infants can undergo as many
as 30-40 examinations, and dose management is an important consideration.
We design our
dedicated pediatric and neonatal digital radiography solutions to deliver the optimum balance
between low radiation dose and high image quality.
We’ve been a world leader in medical
imaging for over 100 years, so you can be confident in our expertise, for image quality and dose
Up to 60% less dose
Advanced technologies are making it happen. Our dose-efficient Cesium detectors
are available with both direct radiography (DR) and computed radiography (CR) systems.
can help you reduce dose for pediatric and neonatal applications up to 60%, depending on the
examination and conditions.*
Our patented MUSICA image processing software plays a role, too,
providing excellent image quality and greater diagnostic confidence with low-dose pediatric images.
Focus on the patient with Musica
Agfa HealthCare’s patented MUSICA image processing offers excellent image quality and greater
diagnostic confidence for low-dose images.
Radiographic images taken at a lower dose result
in higher noise content.
MUSICA image processing with fractional multiscale denoising (FMD)
can achieve active noise reduction based on selective and fractional attenuation with preservation
of the fine and subtle image structures.
* Testing with board certified Radiologists has determined that Cesium Bromide (CR) and Cesium Iodide
(DR) Detectors when used with MUSICA processing can provide dose reductions between 50 to 60% when
compared to traditional Barium Fluoro Bromide CR systems. Contact Agfa for more details.
MUSICA Catheter Processing enhances neonatal imaging and care
Study shows MUSICA‘s Fractional Multiscale Processing
technology improves catheter visualization for newborns, improving reading quality and reducing
potential risks of catheter placement
A study evaluating the ability of image processing to improve the visualization of central catheter
tip positioning in newborns was recently published in BMC Medical Imaging. The authors found that
Agfa’s MUSICA Catheter Processing with Fractional Multiscale Processing (FMP) technology
significantly improved the perception of low contrast PICC line tips in digital chest X-rays,
compared to standard image processing.
“Dose reduction has become a very compelling story”
“All radiologists need to be cognitive of patient dose and aware that patients are becoming
better informed and will increasingly ask questions.”
Dr Steven Mendelsohn Chief Executive Officer/Medical Director, Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, New
Dose Management Introduction
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