Philips Launches New Intelligent CT System that Provides Spectral Information for Every Patient and Every Scan
By MedImaging International staff writers
Posted on 21 May 2021
Image: Spectral CT 7500 (Photo courtesy of Royal Philips)
Royal Philips (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) has launched its newest solution for precision diagnosis with the global introduction of its spectral detector-based Spectral Computed Tomography (CT) 7500.
The latest intelligent system delivers high quality spectral images for every patient on every scan 100% of the time to help improve disease characterization, and reduce rescans and follow-ups, all at the same dose levels as conventional scans. The time-saving spectral workflow is fully integrated, enabling the technologist to get the patient on and off the table quickly – spectral chest scans and head scans take less than one second, and a full upper body spectral scan can be completed in less than two seconds – while still delivering high quality imaging that allows the physician to rapidly deliver a confident diagnosis and effective treatment plan for each patient.
The new Spectral CT 7500 was designed for first-time-right diagnosis and has demonstrated a 34% reduction in time to diagnosis, a 25% reduction in repeat scans and a 30% reduction in follow-up scans. Spectral CT has demonstrated a higher sensitivity in detecting malignant findings and has improved readings of incidental findings. With Philips spectral detector CT, photons add more value by helping salvage sub-optimal injection scans without the need to re-scan the patients, shortening the time to diagnosis.
Spectral CT 7500 expands on Philips proven spectral-detector benefits to now include additional patient populations that were not previously served. The spectral insights are available for all patients, from pediatric to bariatric, and for any clinical indication, including challenging cardiac scans with high and irregular heart rates, without compromising image quality, dose or workflow. The spectral workflow enables radiologists to optimize reading with rich spectral results and AI-based smart tools available in any reading environment with Spectral Magic Glass on PACS.
“With such great human and financial costs due to misdiagnosis, Spectral CT 7500 sets a new standard of care where image quality, dose and workflow come together to deliver valuable clinical insights. 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,” said Kees Wesdorp, Chief Business Leader of Precision Diagnosis at Philips. “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.”