Royal Philips Electronics is all set to unveil the next chapter of its unique approach to radiology, Imaging 2.0 at the 98th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, held Nov. 25-29, 2012. It is showcasing 15 new products and features that reflect the principles of Imaging 2.0 by improving collaboration among caregivers and by integrating different systems to transform care.
The Philips new features and products provide new ways to integrate products and share information. They offer patient adaptive smart systems that provide better quality of image and increases patient’s comfort. Including the ones offered in current year, Philips has so far introduced about 50 new products and upgrades as a part of Imaging 2.0. The innovative upgrades add value to the existing radiology products, offer fast ways to collaborate and reduce healthcare costs which helps the providers in offering customized care and better patient outcomes. With its introduction of Imaging 2.0 in 2010, Philips has intensified its efforts to help solve the world's toughest healthcare concerns and clinical challenges by partnering with healthcare stakeholders and clinicians.
Increased emphasis on sophisticated, diagnostic care has put radiologists and their specialty front and center in healthcare, said Deborah DiSanzo, the chief executive officer of Philips Healthcare. "We are working to combine ideas with expertise, innovation and funding, to create solutions that make a real difference to radiologists and their care teams, patients and their loved ones through meaningful innovations.”
“At Philips, we believe that radiology is the cornerstone of diagnosis and treatment,” said Gene Saragnese, chief executive officer of Imaging Systems at Philips. "We're in the middle of the most massive transformation in imaging history. At Philips, we're delivering on our promise of delivering innovative solutions year upon year. With additional works in progress, our innovation has only just begun.”
Philips is committed to keeping pace with the changing needs of radiologists by launching several of its new products which have been developed with customer insights in mind including:
- The latest version of IntelliSpace Portal. It is an advanced visualization solution to analyze and interpret medical images which simplifies working with the vast amounts of imaging data sets for the radiologists.
- iPatient, an advanced platform for its family of CT and PET/CT scanners that deliver focused innovations to provide patient-centered imaging. With its SyncRight feature, iPatient delivers appropriate contrast dose and consistent image quality which enables easy and efficient communication between the CT system and the injector.
- Revolutionary dStream broadband technology that provides easier coil handling, enhanced image quality, improved workflow and better patient comfort. It would be available for the majority of the installed base of Philips Achieva and Intera MR Systems.
Philips is further expanding its MR offering in the interventional MRI area with the next-generation Ingenia MR-OR solution for intraoperative neurosurgery. An MR-OR suite for intraoperative MRI supports resection procedures that can save precious time for both surgeon and patient and adds value to neurosurgical facilities.
The new Philips MicroDose SI brings the potential of non-invasive spectral imaging to clinical practice without X-rays. It is full-field digital mammography system.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey