Agfa recently received FDA 510(k) clearance for its DR 800 multipurpose imaging system with tomosynthesis.
The DR 800 is used in radiography, fluoroscopy, multi-sliceand advanced clinical applications to improve functionality and efficiency. The system moves Agfa from a 2D single plane imaging to multi-slice image reconstruction.
Tomosynthesis is used to synthesize tomographic slices from a single tomographic sweep, according to the company. The DR 800 uses new tomosynthesis algorithms for iterative reconstruction and delivers images that have less noise and fewer artifacts. The algorithm also reconstructs images in less than one minute.
Agfa’s DR 800 also comes with an imaging processing software called Dynamic Musica. It can be used for both static and dynamic images and enhances noise suppression with brightness control. It also reduces glare and enables potential dose reduction.
“The DR 800 has already been supporting imaging departments to meet today’s growing demand for versatility, without requiring multiple investments,” Louis Kuitenbrouwer, VP of the imaging division at Agfa, said in a press release. “With the FDA 510(k) clearance for tomosynthesis, the DR 800 supports best-in-class multi-slice imaging, using algorithms that reconstruct images very quickly.”