Optimizing Patient Dose

We provide technology and tools for patient X-ray dose reduction

The Right Dose… of Expertise

Agfa’s digital radiography solutions are designed to deliver the optimum balance between low radiation dose and high image quality while providing the tools to monitor the patient exposures.

Lower dose means safer imaging for all patients: neonatal, pediatric and adults.


Agfa makes this possible with:

  • Cesium halide based Phosphor Technology
  • MUSICA™ Image Processing with Fractional Multiscale Processing and Fractional Multiscale Denoising (FMD)
  • Advanced Exposure Monitoring Tools

Up to 60% Dose Reduction is possible with Cesium based detectors and MUSICA™ Image Processing

Our dose-efficient Cesium detectors are available with both direct radiography (DR) and computed radiography (CR) systems. They can help you reduce dose for pediatric and neonatal applications up to 60%, depending on the examination and conditions.* Our patented MUSICA™ image processing software plays a role, too, providing excellent image quality and greater diagnostic confidence with low-dose pediatric images.


*Testing with board certified Radiologists has determined that Cesium Bromide (CR) and Cesium Iodide (DR) Detectors when used with MUSICA™ processing can provide dose reductions between 50 to 60% when compared to traditional Barium Fluoro Bromide CR systems. Contact us for more details.

MUSICA™ Catheter processing enhances neonatal imaging and care

Study shows MUSICA™‘s Fractional Multiscale Processing technology improves catheter visualization for newborns, improving reading quality and reducing potential risks of catheter placement.

DR Image Quality and Patient Care

This study covered the complete range of standard DR systems: from full-sized, ceiling mounted systems; to floor mounted systems; to DR retrofit setups. In addition, it provided for the first time detailed information on clinical dose levels applied with digital X-ray detectors.

Dose Monitoring is available on all Agfa’s DR systems