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Philips debuts IQon Elite Spectral CT scanner to enhance imaging for emergency/trauma care and oncology


Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Chicago, Ill, US  – WEBWIRE

The IQon Elite Spectral CT is the first detector-based spectral CT of its kind to deliver more confident patient diagnoses in the first scan, representing a revolution in CT performance. Kees Wesdorp Business Leader, Diagnostic Imaging, Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today unveiled the IQon Elite Spectral CT to provide clinicians with increased diagnostic certainty in every scan, with zero compromise. The IQon Elite Spectral CT, a new configuration of the world’s first spectral detector-based computed tomography (CT) scanner, debuts a suite of features that will enhance the clinical benefits of the IQon platform to improve diagnostic confidence while enhancing the patient experience, and supporting the needs of emergency/trauma and oncology care.     

“The IQon Elite Spectral CT is the first detector-based spectral CT of its kind to deliver more confident patient diagnoses in the first scan, representing a revolution in CT performance,” said Kees Wesdorp, Business Leader, Diagnostic Imaging, Philips. “With the IQon Elite, Philips is elevating its already high standard of patient care by providing health systems with a more sophisticated level of data and higher throughput capability that is exceptional in the healthcare industry.”

Pioneering a new spectral standard of care

Representing an evolution of the original IQon Spectral CT scanner, the IQon Elite advances the capabilities of its predecessor through a series of key benefits that support emergency/trauma department care and Philips’ commitment to oncology excellence.  This new configuration provides a number of enhanced features and benefits, including:

  • Enhanced diagnostic certainty - The IQon Elite’s faster reconstruction speeds and better visualization of bone marrow pathology enhance diagnostic confidence within emergency and trauma departments, providing the opportunity to reduce the need for subsequent scans [1]. Its ability to estimate electron density provides enhanced tissue characterization, enabling a new level of diagnostic certainty for oncology clinicians and their patients.
  • Increased patient volume - IQon Elite’s faster reconstruction speeds have been shown to enable up to 200 CT patients per day [2]. This is an important benchmark for healthcare facilities experiencing a high volume of patients, especially in the emergency department where CT can be a commonly used imaging modality. 
  • Enhanced clinical breadth – Its new radiation therapy planning couch and bariatric table top allow larger patients to be scanned with increased positioning controls, providing greater clinical breadth. 

The IQon Elite Spectral CT scanner will be available globally during the first quarter of 2018. For more information about Philips IQon Spectral CT and the Philips Spectral Diagnostic Suite, including clinical images demonstrating the spectral difference, please visit: http://www.spectralctlearningcenter.philips.com/.

Philips will be showcasing the new IQon Elite Spectral CT alongside its full portfolio of integrated imaging systems, devices, informatics and services at booth #6735 in Hall B at McCormick Place. For more information about Philips’ presence at RSNA, please visit www.philips.com/rsna, and follow @PhilipsLiveFrom for #RSNA17 live updates throughout the event.

 

[1] Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.

[2] Typical protocol includes 600 images per SBI, 3 conventional series per patient, and 1.5 SBI per patient.


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