New MRI Device Offers Fully Guided Patient Setup
By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 24 Jun 2018
Image: The Ingenia Elition 3T MRI scanner (Photo courtesy of Royal Philips).
A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner and an integrated suite of software innovations enable clinicians to perform exams up to 50% faster without compromising image quality.
The Royal Philips (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Ingenia Elition 3T MRI scanner presents a patient-centric imaging experience from initial set-up to final image. The system features the VitalScreen user interface for workflow optimization, which provides operators with fully guided patient setup, and VitalEye, which senses the patient and detects breathing automatically, without the need for operator interaction. Using both technologies allows a routine examination to be launched in less than a minute, significantly improving scanner utilization.
Other features include SmartExam capability, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform for the planning, scanning, and processing of scans; dStream digital broadband technology; 3D APT, a contrast-free brain MRI solution that differentiates low-grade and high-grade gliomas; compressed SENSE, which reduces scan time by 50% while delivering sharp images for all 2D and 3D scans in all anatomies with anatomical contrasts; and the Philips Ambient Experience and Connect solution, which engages the patient using video and audio to reduce the claustrophobic experience and the need for rescans.
“As value-based care initiatives challenge healthcare organizations to drive better outcomes, radiology departments are specifically caught between ever-increasing imaging volume demands, while also facing pressure to engage more deeply with both referring physicians and patients,” said Arjen Radder, global business leader for MRI at Philips. “Philips is responding to these challenges through the development of solutions such as Ingenia Elition to improve image quality and the patient and staff experience, as well as operational efficiency.”
“To deliver fast, consistent and accurate diagnoses, our staff need to be supported with technology that gives them the ability to provide the best patient care, in an efficient and cost-effective way,” said Chip Truwit, MD, chair of radiology at Hennepin Healthcare. “Philips' Ingenia Elition plays a critical role in elevating the standard of care for our patients in imaging and in improving overall operations in our new imaging center.”