Agfa to Release Next Gen MUSICA Software

Agfa HealthCare will release at RSNA 2013 the next generation of its MUSICA image processing software for digital radiography.

The enhancements to its Multi-Scale Image Contrast Amplification software will improve image quality and workflow for radiographers and radiologists, the company said. The new version is expected to be available in March 2014.

With the new version, window level adjustment is no longer required, which allows for easier and faster image reading. Radiologists will also get more diagnostic information from their images, with a high level of detail in the mediastinum, sharp trabecular and cortical bone, a balanced presentation of both soft tissue and overlapping bone structures, visualization of subtle details in the abdomen, and a true representation of implants with clear bone interfaces. The next generation of MUSICA uses a new Fractional Multiscale Processing (FMP) to increase detail, according to Agfa.