Agfa healthcare suffered a second quarter decrease in sales by 5.8% down to €295million. The business group blames the fall in profits on the global economic crisis, which has slowed down investments in Computed Radiography and Imaging equipment.
Despite this downturn sales Agfa healthcare recently released its latest version of its PACS solution; IMPAX 6.4. The new system offers new features and tools to aid users in managing complex multi-series studies and offers an improved navigation workflow for large CT and MR datasets.
In addition to this, Oasis workstation software from Segami Corporation has will be integrated into IMPAX systems after the two companies agreed a deal. The enhanced system will give nuclear medicine physicians the opportunity to review, process and report studies on their IMPAX work station.
Elsewhere, Agfa have continued to support the switch to eHealth by signing a number of important IT contracts throughout Europe. The University of Bonn has selected IMPAX to implement in their ever evolving radiology department whilst an Antwerp medical facility will also deploy IMPAX to support there imaging needs.
As well as the IMPAX system, Agfa healthcare’s ORBIS solution is also gaining momentum, with the Centre Hospitalier Du Mans selected to support the implementation of a full Electronic Patient Record.