November 26, 2007 Philips has unveiled a 256-slice Brilliance iCT scanner that can create a 3D visualization of the heart in only two beats. Announced at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, the new scanner boast a significant reduction in radiation doses in addition to enhanced image acquisition.
The iCT scanner (CT stands for Computed Tomography - computerized imaging by sectioning) delivers fast and detailed 3D images of the entire heart's intricate anatomy that can help doctors quickly evaluate a multitude of health problems. It is also able to capture complete coverage of the brain in high-quality images with exceptional acquisition speed. For greater patient safety, the scanner features Philips Essence technology, consisting of new X-ray tubes, detectors and reconstruction design elements that have reduced radiation doses by up to 80 percent according to Philips.
Introduced alongside a new 64-channel system, the 256-slice Brilliance iCT scanner allows images to be accessed on any computer in a hospital or by colleagues and researchers remotely.
Philips has also announced its Reading Room 20/20, a future concept of the reading room where radiologists analyze diagnostic images of patients, and a wireless X-ray detector. The aim of the new technology is to allow radiologist to make faster, more accurate diagnosis and focus more on their patients.
Just enter your friends and your email address into the form below
For multiple addresses, separate each with a comma