Multiple New Applications for Radiology Portal Platform
By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 13 Jul 2017
Image: The IntelliSpace Portal 9.0 now provides enhanced applications for radiology (Photo courtesy of Philips Healthcare).
The latest release of the Royal Philips (Philips; Amsterdam, The Netherlands) clinical informatics platform, IntelliSpace Portal 9.0, provides enhanced applications for neurology, cardiology, and oncology, helping clinicians analyze and compare medical images, evaluate treatment options, and track therapy response using advanced visual analysis tools and image quantification. The platform thus provides a comprehensive overview for each patient, using multimodal clinical applications optimized for patient evaluation over longer periods of time.
IntelliSpace Portal 9.0 now offers over 70 applications in various clinical domains within radiology that include among others neurology, oncology, and cardiology. For example, the longitudinal brain imaging (LoBI) application can be used to analyze brain images to support evaluation of neurological disorders and monitor disease progression over time in patients with neurodegenerative disorders such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease (AD), and multiple sclerosis (MS).
Proprietary quantitative European Association for the Study of the Liver (qEASL) technology within the multi-modality tumor tracking app offers a new method for enhanced measurement of tumor volume, based on MRI and CT scans, with the aim of improving current standards for treatment follow-ups via visual indications of how cells respond to therapy. Also available is the lung nodule assessment app, a diagnostic imaging tool that provides quantitative and characterization information on lung nodules in a single CT study, or over time during the course of multiple thoracic studies.
“IntelliSpace Portal shows how we continuously innovate to help clinicians achieve first-time-right diagnoses, track disease development, and improve patient care,” said Yair Briman, business leader of healthcare informatics at Philips. “Together with clinical partners we develop solutions that help add depth and insight to a physician's diagnosis. Our newest clinical informatics innovations can now be used to help streamline care for more and even the most complex patients.”
“Analytics applications optimized for clinical decision support and longitudinal and quantified patient tracking are becoming increasingly important to radiologists,” said professor of neuroradiology Mark van Buchem, MD, of Leiden University Medical Center (The Netherlands). “They can help visualize and quantify very subtle manifestations of disease and differences over time that may not be seen with the naked eye. IntelliSpace Portal 9.0 integrates into our existing workflow and adds greatly to our patient care.”