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Music festival stays healthy thanks to Agfa

Agfa HealthCare UK : 27 June, 2007  (New Product)
Agfa HealthCare made sure the 'Jumbalance' providing healthcare support at this year's Isle of Wight Festival was well equipped by supplying its DX-S Computed Radiography (CR) solution for the event
Any bands injuring themselves smashing their equipment on stage or slightly over inebriated festival goers breaking bones could be X-rayed and treated straight away by the 'Jumbalance' medical team.

The summer's first big music festival in the South of England hit the Isle of Wight, and with 60,000 people, a monster line-up included Muse, Snow Patrol, the Rolling Stones and the Red Arrows thrilling the entire audience in a totally different way; it was an event to remember.

The festival certainly lived up to the high expectations and meant that this year's 'Jumbalance' was busier than ever.

'Treating patients on the festival site instead of having to send them to our local A and E has been a major bonus to us over recent years and it is thanks to Agfa HealthCare with its DX-S Computed Radiography (CR) solution that we had equipment to offer an effective frontline in diagnosing and treating revelers', said Robin Beal, consultant in emergency medicine and clinical director of emergency care, St Mary's Hospital, Newport.

'Without a mobile health facility like this, it is difficult to stage a festival of this size on the Isle of Wight'.

'Both the medical staff and the festival attendees have really benefited from the use of the Agfa HealthCare DX-S system and we are very grateful to Agfa for their help during the festival'.

'We were delighted that we were able to help the festival medical team by providing them with our new DX-S CR solution', said Rachael Benson, account manager for Agfa HealthCare.

'They said it helped make their jobs easier in terms of diagnoses and treatment, which also helped festival goers since they could immediately have an X-ray examination on site without, having to go to hospital and missing the music'.

She added, 'DX-S shows Agfa's commitment to driving technological development in the healthcare field, and is designed to bring a full range of imaging examinations direct to emergency environments'.

With projection radiography still representing at least 50 percent of General Radiology exams, hospitals are seeking ways to make this environment more efficient and effective to meet the growing demand for high quality, affordable healthcare.

DX-S provides the image quality and flexibility to meet this need.
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