Philips launches new CT scanner

Monday, Dec 16, 2019 12:07

Philips’ Incisive CT platform that integrates innovations in imaging, workflow and lifecycle management. — Photo courtesy of Philips

Dutch company Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, has unveiled a new computed tomography scanner, Incisive CT.

It 70 kV scan mode allows for improved low-contrast detectability and confidence at low doses for patients.

The scanner integrates innovations in imaging, workflow and lifecycle management.

It also seamlessly integrates with Philips IntelliSpace Portal to offer post-processing for complex cases, enabling radiologists to access advanced analysis tools all in one comprehensive system.

It can be combined with Philips’s DoseWise Portal, a web-based dose monitoring solution that collects, measures, analyses and reports patient and staff radiation exposure, assisting in control of quality of care, efficiency, and patient and staff safety.

Hugo Luik, general manager, Philips Vietnam, said: “Today, a CT system is much more than just an advanced diagnostic tool. Our new CT Incisive portfolio provides not only clinical answers but also considers the total cost of ownership for hospitals and investors over the economic life of the equipment.

“This enables predictable and affordable cost of operating with guaranteed uptime performance addressing the operational challenges that today’s healthcare organisations in Việt Nam face.”

Philips also offers an industry-first free replacement of the x-ray tube, a key component of any CT system, throughout the entire life of the system, potentially lowering operating expenses by US$420,000.

To minimise the cost of obsolescence, the system is available with the Philips Technology Maximiser programme, which ensures the scanner is kept current for five years by providing the latest software and hardware updates when they are released.

Driven by advances in image quality, radiation dose management and clinical applications, CT has become one of the cornerstones of imaging and radiology departments. — VNS

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