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May 20, 2021

Philips unveils new spectral computed tomography device

Philips unveils a new computed tomography system that offers spectral images for all patients to enable better diagnosis.

Royal Philips has unveiled its Spectral Computed Tomography 7500, an intelligent system that offers spectral images for all patients to enable accurate diagnosis.

This spectral detector-based system provides quality images for every patient, on every scan, all the time, the company noted. The device even delivers images for cardiac, paediatric and bariatric patients.

It can enhance disease characterisation and lower the need for rescans and follow-ups at the same dose levels used by standard scans.

The spectral workflow, which is said to be time-saving, is completely integrated to allow the technologist to scan the patient rapidly.

Philips noted that the spectral chest scans and head scans require less than one second while a full upper body spectral scan takes less than two seconds.

The device can also provide high-quality images that permit the doctor to quickly offer a diagnosis and efficient treatment plan for individual patients.

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Royal Philips precision diagnosis chief business leader Kees Wesdorp said: “This latest intelligent system helps to bring clarity to defining moments in healthcare by delivering on certainty, simplicity and reliability in every clinical area from cardiac care to emergency radiology, diagnostic oncology, intervention and radiation oncology.

“Our detector-based spectral technology ensures spectral data is always available and is seamlessly integrated into current workflows, meaning scans are fast, and clinicians are able to send patients the right treatment pathway with a more confident diagnosis.”

Spectral computed tomography has shown a greater sensitivity in identifying malignant findings and has enhanced readings of incidental findings, the company noted.

With the new system, spectral insights will be available for all patients and any clinical indication, such as cardiac scans with high and irregular heart rates. The device does not impact image quality, dose or workflow, Philips added.

Furthermore, the spectral workflow aids radiologists to enhance reading with spectral results and artificial intelligence-based tools available in various reading environments with Spectral Magic Glass on picture archiving and communication system.

Last month, the US Food and Drug Administration granted 510(k) clearance to Philips’ SmartCT image acquisition, visualisation and measurement software.

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