X-ray intelligence at work

What if you could lighten your workload? Speed up your workflow? Easily tailor exposure parameters? Sounds like magic? Not at all.

X-ray intelligence at work

Agfa’s SmartXR assistant offers you predictive workflow assistance, for improved productivity and consistent outcomes.

Acquiring x-rays is both a science and an art. So many variables, so many options, …all requiring decisions and actions that take up time and impact your workflow. SmartXR Assistant helps you by lightening your workload and providing image acquisition support. From aligning the panel, to positioning the patient, to setting the precise dose and beyond, SmartXR gives you a helping hand that guides you to greater operational and clinical performance. All while keeping you in control, at every moment.

SmartXR puts Agfa’s proven expertise in imaging into play. It brings intelligence to your digital radiography equipment at the point of care: before the image is even made. Integrated sensors and cameras are combined with powerful AI software. 3D machine vision, deep learning and machine intelligence work together to make your equipment more aware of the environment, your patient and your needs.

Reach for a helping hand, at the point of care

SmartXR doesn’t take over your imaging process. You are always in control, with SmartXR acting as your ‘assistant’ to support a first-time-right image acquisition.

“If you have people with less training, technology can help them get the correct positioning or avoid retakes. It can support them to make sure that the image is consistent, with a good dose. Technology like SmartXR can offer the solution for this.” – Professor J De Mey, chair radiology UZ Brussels.

SmartDose uses 3D machine vision to determine the thickness of the patient, and then tailors exposure parameters specifically for that patient’s anatomy – for:

  • Improved image consistency
  • Faster dose setting
  • Patient tailored dose
  • Fewer retakes

“Automatically getting exposure parameters that are correct for the specific patient, ensures the radiologist can get the most information from the image, saving both the radiographer and the radiologist time.” – Professor Dr Thomas Lehnert, Chefarzt of RNS Gemeinschaftspraxis Radiologie, Wiesbaden.

SmartRotate always presents the image ready for viewing, automatically. By reducing post-processing actions, the radiographer saves time and can focus on imaging – for:

  • Fewer post-processing actions
  • More consistent image presentation

SmartPositioning augments the LiveVision camera stream with smart overlays to project the image area onto the patient’s body – for:

  • Faster positioning
  • More consistent positioning
  • Remote repositioning
  • Continuous learning
  • Reduced retakes

SmartAlign tool uses advanced sensing to give live feedback on the accuracy of tube-to-panel alignment during bedside or out-of-Bucky exams – for:

  • Reduced retakes due to misalignment
  • Faster, easier and accurate alignment
  • More consistent projections

LiveVision provides a first-person camera view of the patient, allowing remote patient positioning. Within the SmartXR portfolio, it provides key information on the patient to both the SmartPositioning and SmartDose tools. By supporting reduced patient dose, fewer retakes and faster positioning, LiveVision helps to enhance both operational efficiency and clinical performance.

“SmartXR has finetuned some of our examinations. When we leave the room to go behind the screen, we still can see the patient via the camera. If we see them move, we can correct this before we do the exposure, saving the patient a dose of radiation.” – Harrison Jenefer (RLN), senior radiographer, City Hospitals Sunderland.

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