Philips introduces low dose CT platform
01 Dec 2010
The new Philips Ingenuity CT (computed tomography) platform
can provide equivalent diagnostic imaging quality with greatly reduced
radiation dose to the patient.
The Ingenuity CT features iDose4, Philips’ next-generation
iterative reconstruction technique, designed to provide equivalent
diagnostic image quality at up to 80% less dose; improve spatial
resolution by up to 35% with up to 50% less dose; or simply improve
spatial resolution by up to 68%.
This new platform is available as a standalone or hybrid imaging
system via the Ingenuity CT scanner and the Ingenuity TF PET/CT
Gene Saragnese, general manager, Imaging Systems, for Philips
Healthcare, said, “The Ingenuity CT system maintains outstanding
image quality at the absolute lowest possible dose without wasting a
moment of valuable clinician time. In the past, because the
combination of great image quality, low dose and fast reconstruction
times has been a challenge for the industry, CT scanning has often
been about trade-offs.
"The launch of the Philips Ingenuity CT, the next step towards
fully optimizing low-dose imaging, is proof of Philips’ commitment
to eliminating the need to make trade-offs in patient care.”
At the heart of the Ingenuity CT is a new level of clinical
integration and a wide variety of applications that put the focus on
the patient while enhancing economic value. iDose4, Philips’ newest
generation iterative reconstruction technique adds improvement in
image quality and fast reconstruction times, while reducing dose.
“Healthcare is about doing the right thing for the patient both
in the short and long term. CT provides incredibly valuable
information but also uses radiation and requires injected contrast
for certain exams,” said Dianna M. E. Bardo, MD, associate professor
of Radiology and director of Cardiac Radiology, Oregon Health and
Science University. “With the Ingenuity CT, we can obtain critical
images while knowing we’ve done everything possible to protect our
patients in the long term by reducing dose.”
Another exclusive to the Ingenuity platform is SyncRight, a new
tool designed to enhance communications between the scanner and the
injector creating consistent image quality from patient to patient,
up to 15% reduction in injected contrast per patient, providing
better visualization of vascular structures, resulting in fewer
Clinical integration, innovation and patient focus are forces
driving healthcare. However, most radiology departments are
simultaneously being asked to do more with less. The Ingenuity CT
platform provides the efficiency tools needed to help clinicians in
the radiology, emergency and / or pediatric department to remain
Tools include RapidView IR and a new, easy-to-use operator
console that was designed to increase throughput by up to 25% and
reducing decision points by up to 50%.
The Ingenuity CT also integrates the IntelliSpace Portal and
extended Brilliance Workspace, across hospital information systems
(HIS), radiology information systems (RIS) and picture archiving and
communication systems (PACS).
New Ingenuity TF PET/CT: a revolution in hybrid imaging
The Philips Ingenuity TF PET/CT is a premium hybrid imaging
system to conduct studies in oncology imaging, cardiac perfusion and
diagnostic CT. The system includes time-of-flight technology for
exceptional speed and full-fidelity PET (positron emission
tomography) imaging to enhance patient care.
Ingenuity TF PET/CT also improves imaging performance with the
introduction of Astonish TF, the next evolution of Time-of-Flight
(TOF) technology. Combined with 4-D TOF capabilities, Astonish TF
shows a 50% improved contrast resolution while maintaining
quantitative accuracy with up to four times the reconstruction speed
of previous-generation systems. Additionally, the system also
features iDose4 for an undivided and holistic approach to low-dose,
high-quality CT imaging.