Agfa's ADC Compact digitizer maximizes staff productivity by requiring no manual interaction. The user simply deposits the cassettes in the input buffer and system automatically operates at maximum speed. Waiting time at the digitizer is eliminated. The system takes cassettes from the input buffer, reads the demographic data, scans the imaging plate, digitizes the image, and returns the cassette to the output buffer, all automatically. The buffer systems takes up to ten cassettes at a time, so a user can immediately deposit cassettes and return to the patient.