Agfa (Mortsel, Belgium) is offering its Chest+ software upgrade free of charge to healthcare providers in order help them cope with the COVID-19 crisis. Chest imaging is a key part of triage and treatment for the new coronavirus. Agfa’s Chest+ software helps improve speed and productivity for these critical X-rays, even for care professionals who are less familiar with mobile X-ray equipment.
Agfa develops, produces and distributes an extensive range of imaging systems and workflow solutions for the printing industry, the healthcare sector, as well as for specific hi-tech industries such as printed electronics & renewable energy solutions. The exponential increase of COVID-19 cases requires solutions to help quickly triage, confirm and treat patients. Agfa’s MUSICA Chest+ software lets health professionals to work up to 30% faster. Furthermore, the MUSICA image processing is less affected by improper exposure settings, and requires less time to fine tune images for optimal reading. This ease of use and image consistency are especially important in the current situation, as many care providers are being called upon to assist outside their usual areas, and may not be fully familiar with all different types of mobile X-ray imaging equipment. Agfa’s Chest+ software upgrade enables consistent gridless bedside chest imaging, without the need to position or disinfect grids. As a result, the imaging process is faster, there are fewer rejections due to bad grid alignment, and the risk of repetitive strain injury is reduced.