DRYSTAR 5503

Improved workflow across departments

Offering high throughput of up to 100 14 x 17” sheets/hour, unique multi-format architecture and sorting by modality function, DRYSTAR 5503 is a versatile partner capable of handling a diversity of printing tasks from different sources with speed and reliability.

Every pixel tells a story

The Direct Digital Imaging technology employed by DRYSTAR 5503 is not only fast, clean and environmentally friendly, it is also one of the best ways of translating the high-resolution capability of 508 ppi at a spot size of 50µm to a final image. Agfa HealthCare’s Direct Digital Imaging technology performs well beyond current industry standards, ensuring that every pixel in the image is fully software controlled for virtually flawless and consistent image quality. A significant reduction in wear and tear is due to an equally significant reduction in moving parts as a result of using Direct Digital Imaging technology.

Multi-format and 3 media sizes on-line

DRYSTAR 5503 features multiple-format handling, with the three most popular media sizes and/or types permanently on-line. The imager is thus capable of delivering CT, MRI, DSA, digital R&F, CR and DR images at high speed onto different DRYSTAR DT2 media. The DRYSTAR 5503 comes with three input trays. Every input tray can use five different film formats, ranging from 8 x 10” to 14 x 17”, making the final image versatility of this stand-alone, small footprint unit remarkable. And what DRYSTAR 5503 gains in versatility, the user gains in convenience and time.

Sorting it out

In order to increase efficiency and user-friendliness, DRYSTAR 5503 has a unique sorter function. This ensures that whichever modality is being served, whichever print command is currently being handled, all tasks will be carried out and sorted, according to modality or patient record, if available. With DRYSTAR 5503, high traffic density input no longer means bottlenecks and slow-speed output at the imager, virtually eliminating log jams.

Enhancing imaging quality

As part of our continual drive to provide you with perfect image quality, our award winning Direct Digital Imaging (DDI) technology has been enhanced to include A#Sharp technology. This technology intensifies imaging capability, enabling DDI to provide sharper image quality across all applications. Unique sorter eliminates high-traffic bottlenecksThree media trays for different on-line media sizesFebruary 2008 DRYSTAR 55033

Integrated print solution

Through its intelligent matching of Direct Digital Imaging technology, media and imager, DRYSTAR 5503 is ideally suited to stand at the heart of an Agfa HealthCare integrated solution. Its state-of-the-art DRYSTAR DT2 media delivers superior, diagnostic quality greyscale hardcopies. Because it is heat sensitive rather than light sensitive, DT2 offers the convenience of daylight loading. The dry imaging technology means no more wet processing, no darkroom, no complicated adjustments or cleaning procedure, and no chemical disposal costs. DRYSTAR DT2 media can be used in all formats: 8 x 10”, 10 x 12”, 11 x 14”, 14 x 14” and 14 x 17”.


Increasing performance for mammo

As an option, DRYSTAR 5503 can also print mammography images. Using our dedicated DT2 Mammo film ensures you the highest image quality, in accordance with mammography standards. With its 508 dpi resolution and the A#Sharp technology, DRYSTAR 5503 produces the sharpest images, ideally suited for digital mammography. An automatic quality assurance tool is built in to help you with your daily quality checks. Images can be printed on 8 x 10” film, as well as on 10 x 12” film for modalities with larger detectors. As a third film size for mammography we also offer 11 x 14”. In the mammography mode, the DRYSTAR 5503 can print up to 160 8 x 10” mammo films per hour, fitting easily into an environment with several modalities, while ensuring full performance for the mammography department.