CR/DR


Pediatric Patients Receive 60% Dose Reduction

Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo, has selected Agfa HealthCare’s DX-G CR solution for its critical pediatric radiography needs. Children’s Mercy Hospital, a 335-bed facility, has reduced radiation dose by 57% using the DX-G compared to its previous CR solution.

“Agfa HealthCare’s DX-G solution allows us to give our neonatal patients the care they require without the corresponding risk that can be associated from the up to 30 or 40 exposures these patients may receive over the course of their treatment,” said James C. Brown, MD, chairman of the Children’s Mercy radiology department and associate professor of radiology and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

While it features a small footprint, the DX-G combines several innovative features for radiation dose reduction and monitoring: DirectriX CsBr needle-based phosphor detectors, NX Workstation with MUSICA2 Platinum Pediatric image processing, color-coded dose bar, extended dose monitoring analysis, and automated repeat / reject analysis.