Philips highlighted Imaging Orchestrator – Radiology Operations Command Center (ROCC), a vendor-neutral multi-site application that supports remote image acquisition capabilities. With Imaging Orchestrator – ROCC, imaging experts in a command center can be matched with technologists at an organization’s scanning sites, depending on the vendor.
Another new app, Ultrasound Collaboration Live, allows teams to stream video from their ultrasound system to a PC or mobile device for remote, on-demand access to clinical expertise, Philips said. It is available on Philips Epiq Elite and Affiniti ultrasound systems.
In other news, Philips has unveiled the next generation of its advanced visualization workspace. The platform includes AI algorithms and workflow support for multiple imaging modalities and specialties, including radiology, cardiology, neurology, and oncology.
More than 70 clinical applications are now available on Advanced Visualization Workspace, including a new cardiac MRI suite. Other new features include an AI-powered CT Alberta Stroke Program ASPECT (CT Early CT Score) scoring feature that indicates early signs of stroke in non-contrast CT exams. Philips has also enhanced its CT Liver Analysis software, which now includes tools for analysis and quantification of the whole liver, liver segments and user-defined regions of interest.
Philips advanced visualization workspace can provide analysis of cardiac MRI images. Image courtesy of Philips.
Philips has also developed Radiology Workflow, an independent set of AI-powered workflow tools aimed at automating or accelerating routine and repetitive tasks, as well as generating insights from large amounts of data.
Additionally, Philips showcased the native integration of its new RIS with its Vue PACS. With this new administrative and clinical workflow management software, the radiology department and auxiliary users can enter, store, view, manage and transfer patient information. In addition, the new RIS version allows patients to schedule their exams themselves on the Web. It also includes a patient kiosk app for check-in upon arrival at the facility, Philips said.
Additionally, the company showcased its PerformanceBridge vendor-neutral analytics offering, designed to provide real-time data analysis and help improve operational decision-making.
In MRI, Philips describes how its AI-powered MR acceleration software MR SmartSpeed produces images faster and at higher resolutions. SmartSpeed includes the company’s Compressed SENSE engine and Adaptive-CS-Net reconstruction algorithm.
Also on display: AI-powered touchless patient detection, Philips SmartExam software and MR Workspace control room engine.
First shown at RSNA 2021, the MR 5300 was again the MRI scanner featured on the Philips stand. The 1.5 tesla wide-bore scanner features the company’s BlueSeal helium-free magnet design.
In addition, Philips also introduced its Ingenia Ambition 1.5 tesla helium-free scanner, which also features the BlueSeal design.
Once again, Philips also introduced Spectral CT 7500, its flagship CT scanner which has been optimized for routine spectral imaging. The company highlighted the benefits of dual-energy CT in oncology imaging, cardiac imaging and interventional radiology. In case studies, the system resulted in 34% faster diagnosis, 25% fewer repeat scans and 30% fewer follow-up scans, according to the vendor.
The company announced at RSNA 2022 that it recently delivered a Spectral CT 7500 scanner to CHU Lyon, France as part of a long-term strategic partnership agreement.
Philips also showcased its SmartCT 3D interventional suite, including its Azurion 7 C20 image-guided therapy system with FlexArm and Zenition 70 mobile C-arm with FlatDetector. Zenition mobile C-arms are available in a variety of different series depending on the intended clinical application.
In the ultrasound section, Philip showcased its Compact 5000 series, a portable ultrasound machine designed for shared service across specialties including cardiovascular, obstetrics and gynecology, point-of-care and general imaging, depending on the vendor.
The Compact 5000 can be configured with an optional battery that provides 2.5 hours of runtime. Additionally, the Compact 5000 has 33% fewer hardware keys on the console and a fully sealed control panel, the company said.
Philips has also included AI automation tools and support for its Collaboration Live real-time telemedicine software. Compact 5000 has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration and is pending CE marking in Europe.
The company also announced that it has added pulsed wave Doppler capability to its Lumify portable ultrasound systems.
In digital radiography, Philips highlighted its digital radiography/fluoroscopy device Fluoroscopy 7000 N – ProxiDiagnost N90.
The 2-in-1 system can be used in applications such as chest, leg and spine, upper and lower extremity and skull examinations. Additionally, it is suitable for gastrointestinal studies, arthrography, venography, lymphography, myelography and digital subtraction angiography, according to Philips.
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