Agfa Demonstrates AI-Powered Intelligent DR Solutions at RSNA 2019
By MedImaging International staff writers
Posted on 27 Sep 2019
Image: The latest MUSICA workstation functionalities are designed to improve staff and patient experiences (Photo courtesy of Agfa).
Agfa NV (Mortsel, Belgium) will present its intelligent radiography powered by the MUSICA Acquisition Workstation, the digital Nerve Center of every Agfa DR system, including the launch of a new, groundbreaking direct radiography (DR) unit at RSNA 2019, to be held December 1-6, in Chicago, IL, USA.
Agfa demonstrates how its smart tools and the latest MUSICA functionalities improve staff and patient experiences. With MUSICA, imaging workflows reflect the real needs of technologists, radiologists and healthcare facilities; automatic and intelligent image processing delivers exquisite details and allows lower patient dose. Additionally, data is transformed into quality and performance insights. MUSICA consultancy services supply real time insights and a clear understanding of the system’s performance. At RSNA 2019, technologists from real hospitals will demonstrate Agfa’s customer-driven innovations and how they use the DR solutions in their healthcare environments.
Driven by artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning, the MUSICA Nerve Center provides operational efficiency and intelligence, with a single, intuitive interface for smooth DR general radiography, fluoroscopy, mammography and full leg/full spine (FLFS) imaging. Smart, customer-driven innovations facilitate flexibility and customization to meet the needs and tasks of technologists, radiologists and imaging facilities.
Agfa’s MUSICA workstation uses managed coding programming frameworks to support a more secure software and offers the latest network protocol supporting built-in security features. This allows for smoother operations and more protection throughout the equipment lifecycle. SSL protocol is replaced by the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol to provide the highest security over computer networks for more patient record safety. Along with the MUSICA Nerve Center, Agfa’s comprehensive range of DR solutions comes with MUSICA intelligent image processing, for “first time right imaging” and a choice of fixed, wireless and tethered detectors with Cesium Iodide (CsI) or Gadolinium Oxy-Sulphide (GOS) technology. The combined use of CsI with MUSICA image processing offers the potential for significant dose reduction.
“AI and deep learning are changing all aspects of life, and most definitely healthcare. At RSNA 2019, we will show how we are using them to deliver customer-driven imaging solutions that put efficiency, intelligence and operational excellence to work improving the delivery of patient care,” said Louis Kuitenbrouwer, vice-president of the Radiology Solutions Division at Agfa. “With our scalable, comprehensive portfolio, the benefits of DR are within the reach of any healthcare enterprise. And all our DR solutions are powered by MUSICA–including our new, groundbreaking DR, which we are excited to launch at RSNA 2019!”