Royal Philips has launched its new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, Ingenia 1.5T S.
Ingenia 1.5T S helps improve image quality, allowing providers to manage workflow efficiency.
Royal Philips said inconclusive image quality due to patient motion makes it difficult for clinicians to obtain accurate results in the first attempt.
The Ingenia 1.5T S system is designed for ‘first time right’ imaging, addressing the issue in a holistic way.
Philips imaging systems executive vice-president Gene Saragnese said: "MRI scans can be very uncomfortable for patients, and we’re designing solutions that can tackle the issue in two ways: reducing the patient’s anxiety and generating higher quality results the first time around.
"Our goal is to enhance the patient experience, while equipping clinicians with the best technology to improve diagnosis."
The Ingenia 1.5T S integrates fat-free and motion-free imaging techniques and patient-centric workflow, as well as patient in-bore solution that offers a comforting and engaging visual distraction.
It also comprises AutoVoice that provides clear instructions and trains the patients, while the automated and intelligent iPatient platform helps with quick patient setup. Its premium IQ imaging, powered by dStream, offers faster and better imaging.
Karolinska Children’s Hospital radiographer Anna-Märta Strömberg said: "The MRI exam’s success is dependent on the patient experience: a relaxed and cooperative patient will move less, which benefits the diagnostic quality of the exam.
"Our goal is to coach and try to soothe and relax the patient with a multi-sensory in-bore experience, so that we can complete a scan faster and more accurately."
Ingenia 1.5T S will be showcased at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, scheduled to conclude on 5 December.
Image: The new Ingenia 1.5T S integrates fat-free and motion-free imaging techniques, patient-centric workflow and a patient experience during the exam. Photo: courtesy of Royal Philips / PRNewswire.