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Agfa HealthCare launches DRYSTAR(TM) AXYS(TM) in the United States

Compact tabletop imager that meets stringent mammography requirements now available worldwide

RSNA (South Hall A # 4106) / Chicago, USA – November 25, 2007 – 10:00 CST

Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of IT-enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic imaging solutions, announces today that it is introducing to the United States market its DRYSTAR(TM) AXYS(TM) tabletop imager, a compact hardcopy solution designed to fit a full range of applications including mammography, CT (Computed Tomography), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), Computed Radiography (CR), and Direct Radiography (DR). The DRYSTAR AXYS is a multi-application, Direct Digital Imager (DDI) delivering mammography-quality images with 508 dpi image resolution, very short access time, and full flexibility with two film sizes on-line. The solution is currently the only tabletop dry hardcopy printer on the market that meets the stringent mammography requirements of the US market.

Agfa HealthCare’s DRYSTAR AXYS has been designed with maximum user friendliness and user convenience in mind. Input trays can be loaded with media in daylight without concern for ambient light. Two fully flexible input trays accept five media sizes and three film types (blue-clear-mammography), meeting the diverse media requirements of a busy centralized workflow environment. The compact design of the DRYSTAR AXYS means that it can be installed in space-restricted environments or, using an optional mobile mounting kit, in mobile vans.

All Agfa HealthCare’s DRYSTAR imagers incorporate the company’s Direct Digital Imaging (DDI) technology, a software that controls every pixel in an image for excellent and consistent image quality. The award-winning DDI software includes A#Sharp(TM) technology, which enhances imaging capability, for sharper image quality across all applications.

At the Ev. Jung-Stilling-Krankenhaus in Siegen, Germany, an acute-care facility with 414 beds, Agfa HealthCare’s DRYSTAR AXYS has already been installed. The hospital has been evaluating the solution since early September 2007. In addition to mammography, the desktop imager is used for general radiology. “The system reliably prints excellent, premium quality images, which is indispensable in discerning small and subtle structures of the mamma”, says Dr. Dieter Hebborn, Radiology Center Intern. “This system delivers diagnostic quality printouts of breast images.”

“The DRYSTAR AXYS’ ability to handle different requirements in a table-top solution means that it will function as a central point, or axis; of delivery in many facilities, and this is reflected in the name we have chosen for this state-of-the-art imager,” states Jan Leeuws, Agfa HealthCare Global Business Unit Manager Film & Print. “Its ability to handle multiple applications, including mammography quality images, one of the most demanding of all imaging requirements, makes this solution a convenient, all-around solution, meeting the needs of all types of healthcare facilities and departments.”

Agfa HealthCare invites you to visit its booth at RSNA 2007 (South Building – Hall A – # 4106) to discover its solutions and Works in Progress.

Contact persons

Jan Leeuws
Global Business Unit Manager Film & Print
T +32 (0)3 444 73 34
[email protected]

Frederique Depraetere
Global PR Manager Agfa HealthCare
T +32 (0)3 444 80 06
[email protected]

Margaret Turano
Director Communications and PR United States
T +1 617 242 0725
[email protected]

Johan Jacobs
Corporate Press Relations Manager Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
T +32 (0)3 444 80 15
[email protected]

Agfa and the Agfa rhombus are trademarks of Agfa-Gevaert N.V. Belgium or its affiliates. DRYSTAR AXYS is a trademark of Agfa HealthCare N.V. Belgium or its affiliates. All rights reserved. All information contained herein is intended for guidance purposes only, and characteristics of the products and services described in this publication can be changed at any time without notice. Products and services may not be available for your local area. Please contact your local sales representative for availability information. Agfa HealthCare diligently strives to provide as accurate information as possible, but shall not be responsible for any typographical error.

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À propos d’Agfa

Le groupe Agfa-Gevaert est l’un des leaders mondiaux dans le domaine de l’imagerie et de la technologie informatique. Agfa développe, fabrique et commercialise des systèmes numériques et analogiques pour l’industrie de l’impression (Agfa Graphics), le secteur des soins de santé (Agfa HealthCare) et les produits associés aux films ainsi que les applications spécifiques (Agfa Materials). Le siège social d’Agfa est situé à Mortsel (Belgique). La société est active dans 40 pays et possède des agents dans 100 autres pays du monde. Le groupe Agfa-Gevaert a réalisé un chiffre d’affaires de 3401 millions d’euros en 2006.

À propos d’Agfa HealthCare

Agfa HealthCare, membre du groupe Agfa-Gevaert, est l’un des principaux fournisseurs de solutions de gestion des images et de workflow clinique informatique. Cette division fournit également aux hôpitaux et autres établissements de santé des systèmes à la pointe de la technologie pour la capture, le traitement et l’impression d’images. La société bénéficie de plus d’un siècle d’expérience en imagerie diagnostique et joue un rôle de pionnier sur le marché informatique des soins de santé depuis le début des années 90. Agfa HealthCare emploie aujourd’hui 5 700 personnes, avec des représentants et des bureaux de ventes sur plus de 100 marchés du monde entier. En 2006, les ventes d’Agfa HealthCare se sont élevées à 1452 millions d’euros, ce qui représente 43 % des ventes totales du Groupe.

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