Digital System Combines Radiography and Fluoroscopy
By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 29 Mar 2018
Image: The Royal Philips ProxiDiagnost N90 DRF system (Photo courtesy of Philips Healthcare).
A new premium digital radiography-fluoroscopy (DRF) system provides low-dose, high-quality images while supporting fast workflow and broadening clinical capacity.
The Royal Philips (Philips; Amsterdam, The Netherlands) ProxiDiagnost N90 DRF system provides high-quality images with flat panel detector (FPD) technology and dynamic Unique image processing, which enables sequences to remain stable and harmonized from the first frame to the last, eliminating the need for several frames to produce a usable image. In addition, the system permits both nearby fluoroscopy and digital X-rays measurement next to the patient--the nearby approach--in order to enhance the patient experience.
The system also features the Philips Eleva user interface, which allows clinicians familiar with the design to use the system immediately, without additional training in order to provide smooth, patient-centric workflows based on user-defined examinations. Greater patient accessibility is provided, thanks to a small footprint and an open overhead area and table, which allow radiology technologists or caregivers to remain close at hand during procedures. This is especially important for pediatric and elderly patients, or others who may need additional support to remain calm during the procedure.
“ProxiDiagnost N90 meets key dimensions of healthcare's quadruple aim, and is a smart choice for healthcare organizations that need a new fluoroscopy solution, particularly those in the United States that follow a nearby use method,” said Sandra Burghardt, senior director of global marketing for diagnostic X-ray at Philips. “We are setting the bar higher and enabling a confident diagnosis from the first frame. ProxiDiagnost N90 gives radiologists and technologists the ability to capture high-quality still or video images in a way that aligns with their workflow and provides an improved patient experience.”
Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images of the internal structure and function of a patient, which is useful for general radiology, interventional radiology, and image-guided surgery. Because the patient must be exposed to a continuous source of X-rays instead of a momentary pulse, a fluoroscopy procedure generally subjects a patient to a higher absorbed dose of radiation than an ordinary (still) radiograph, is it used only when a risk-benefit threshold for use is exceeded.