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Agfa HealthCare to Highlight Full Portfolio of Departmental and Enterprise Imaging Solutions and Services

Agfa HealthCareAgfa HealthCare announced its focus for the upcoming 2012 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) scientific assembly and annual meeting, including some of the new products that will be unveiled at the exhibit in Chicago. Under the umbrella theme of Insight. Delivered., the company will highlight its growing portfolio of diagnostic imaging solutions designed to support both the end-to-end needs within the radiology department, as well as the growing image management requirements at the enterprise level. Based upon Agfa HealthCare's standards-based, vendor neutral approach to meeting the needs of busy radiology departments, the solutions provide foundations for clinical and business productivity advancement.

Mobile applications enabling efficiency and mobility throughout the radiology department
Agfa HealthCare will demonstrate mobile applications to empower staff with productivity enhancements while staying close to the patient. IMPAX Mobile Worklist, for example, provides technologists with real-time workflow information and scheduling flexibility. IMPAX PACS/RIS/Reporting solutions are designed to streamline workflow and securely deliver increased efficiency and productivity within, and outside, the walls of the healthcare facility. Innovative modules will demonstrate the flexibility of IMPAX to advance rapid, accurate care, building upon its foundation for integration and future growth.

With XERO Technology Viewer, patient data is delivered to the point of care, priors and radiology images and reports can be accessed by any authorized user with a simple network connection.

Combining full mobility with excellent image processing, the DX-D 100 wireless DR system provides improved patient comfort and safety with precision positioning for imaging in mobile environments. Designed for bedside use, the system can handle a broad range of general radiography X-ray studies, and offers a very short exposure time, delivering high quality images for immediate Quality Control (QC) review.

Intelligent treatment and business applications for well informed decision making
New this year at RSNA will be treatment and business applications to facilitate well-informed decision making. Developed in the brand new, state-of-the-art research and development center in Ontario, Canada, IMPAX REM, a radiation exposure monitoring solution work in progress, will provide insight into radiation exposure information to help minimize patient dose. Improved Business Intelligence applications deliver insight to promote quality in daily operations, clinical confidence, as well as business development.

Real time monitoring of IT and PACS infrastructure
Agfa HealthCare's Global Remote Incident Prevention (GRIP) services provide state-of-the-art electronic monitoring of all IMPAX Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) worldwide, as well as linked devices from other suppliers. GRIP is designed to prevent unsettling downtime surprises in the healthcare environment. GRIP supports Agfa HealthCare's radiology IT and integrated cardiovascular solutions, and interfaces with select products and systems from other suppliers.

Enterprise imaging management solutions to overcome the challenges of modern healthcare
IMPAX Data Center 3.0, Agfa HealthCare's latest generation of storage agnostic and Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) also integrates with 3rd party PACS systems and offers scalability and virtualization to centrally manage medical imaging studies and results. Tightly integrated XERO technology provides unified clinical viewing of images and reports across the enterprise and beyond via popular browsers without any additional client download.

Agfa HealthCare's ICIS (Imaging Clinical Information System) workflow-centric services platform makes all imaging data, from radiology as well as multi-disciplinary imaging, readily available to physicians across the enterprise. ICIS enables clinical return on investment by supporting the EHR with a proven, reliable comprehensive image management solution. Visitors are invited to learn more about the meaningful benefits to imaging departments, facilities, and regions delivered by proven ICIS services.

Comprehensive portfolio of DR solutions empowered by MUSICA2
Addressing the radiology department's need for high-quality, high-productivity image capture systems, Agfa HealthCare's comprehensive and continually expanding portfolio of DR solutions will also be a focus during RSNA.

"From the DX-D 100 mobile DR unit, now available with wireless panel, to the high end DX-D 600, high productivity, ceiling suspended DR system and the recently FDA cleared DX-D Retrofit for an easy and affordable upgrade to direct digital radiography, Agfa HealthCare continues to innovate and deliver DR solutions that provide high quality imaging anywhere it is needed throughout the department or facility," said Michael Green, President of Agfa HealthCare Americas Region. "Visitors to RSNA are invited to observe what we call 'M-power,' quality solutions designed to deliver insight and empower radiology departments with mobility and flexibility."

All DR solutions are empowered by MUSICA2 image processing, the latest, body-part independent, intelligent and automated digital imaging processing for consistently reliable, high quality image visualization.

About Agfa
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world’s leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 2,948 million euro in 2010.

About Agfa HealthCare
Agfa HealthCare, a member of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, is a leading global provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions. The company has nearly a century of healthcare experience and has been a pioneer on the healthcare IT market since the early 1990's. Today Agfa HealthCare designs, develops and delivers state-of-the-art systems for capturing, managing and processing diagnostic images and clinical/administrative information for hospitals and healthcare facilities, as well as contrast media solutions to enable effective medical imaging results. The company has sales offices and agents in over 100 markets worldwide. Sales for Agfa HealthCare in 2010 were 1,180 million euro.