Advanced MRI Solution Cuts Scan Time in Half
By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 12 Mar 2018
Image: The Igeniea Elition 3.0T MRI (Photo courtesy of Philips Healthcare).
A novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device reduces scan times in half, with the same image quality, allowing radiologists to see more patients on a daily basis.
The Royal Philips (Philips; Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Igeniea Elition 3.0T MRI takes advantage of intuitive user interfaces, unique in-bore sensing technologies, and advanced artificial intelligence (AI)-driven SmartExam analytics to create bespoke planning, scanning, and exam processing protocols that can then be automated for easy reference and redeployment. A feature called VitalScreen offers operators fully guided patient setup, with a newly designed interface for workflow optimization.
In addition, VitalEye technology and algorithms process over 200 body locations in parallel to intelligently extract signs of breathing, enabling respiratory signal detection without any interaction from the operator helping to reduces the number of rescans by 70%. Other features include Ambient Experience and an in-bore Connect solution, which provide an immersive audio-visual experience to calm patients and guide them through MRI exams, further improving the patient experience.
“Diagnostic imaging is at the core of many care pathways, with radiology departments facing growing pressure as demand for services increases year on year,” said Neil Mesher, CEO of Philips UK and Ireland. “To help address these challenges, Philips has created a solution that utilizes innovative and sophisticated technology to provide faster and improved image capture and analysis. Elition has been designed to support radiology professionals get to a complete and fast diagnostic picture, and in turn it helps to improve patient outcomes.”
“Philips is committed to offering new intelligent solutions that help address the challenges radiologists face today,” said Robert Cascella, chief business leader of diagnosis and treatment for Philips. “Together with our clinical partners we continue to develop new and ground-breaking technologies that work seamlessly together, and are designed to augment the radiologist’s expertise. Our ultimate goal is to enable care professionals to make confident diagnoses, with the use of integrated solutions that provide high quality images, the first time.”