Agfa announces today that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its DR 800 multipurpose imaging system with tomosynthesis. Offering one solution for radiography, fluoroscopy, multi-slice and advanced clinical applications, the
DR 800 supports the role of radiology in the value-based care organization with increased versatility, functionality and efficiency.
With the DR 800, Agfa moves from 2D single plane imaging to multi-slice image reconstruction. Tomosynthesis is used to synthesize tomographic slices from a single tomographic sweep.
The DR 800 includes Agfa’s brand-new, tomosynthesis algorithms for iterative reconstruction, which deliver images with less noise and fewer artefacts. These algorithms also enable very fast image reconstruction, in less than one minute, overcoming the usual slow iterative reconstruction process.