New Radiography Unit Displays Images at Tube Head
By MedImaging International staff writers
Posted on 05 Mar 2019
Image: A fibula exam being prepared on the DigitalDiagnost C90 DR System (Photo courtesy of Philips Healthcare).
A premium ceiling-mounted digital radiography (DR) system supports accelerated patient throughput with innovative tools that drive workflow efficiency.
The Royal Philips (Philips; Amsterdam, The Netherlands) DigitalDiagnost C90 DR System is the first to incorporate a live camera image displayed at the tube head, providing a clear view of the anatomical area being scanned during the patient positioning process, ensuring that the right area is captured with a low X-ray dose exposure. Together with proprietary UNIQUE 2 image processing and bone suppression software, radiologists can thus process clearer images for a more confident diagnosis, with a lower chance of a costly and timely rescan.
DigitalDiagnost C90 also incorporates the Philips Eleva user interface, a common platform that is used across a range of Philips DR systems, encouraging a smooth and efficient patient-focused workflow. The common user interface is also extended to the Eleva Tube Head, speeding up workflow by over 17% per examination by transferring operations into the examination room, thus allowing for more time with the patient. DigitalDiagnost also helps contribute to a lower cost of care, with flexible room configuration options and SkyPlate sharing, available among all Philips premium digital radiography systems.
“In today’s world of value-based care, healthcare organizations are investing in imaging solutions that help them achieve the quadruple aim: improved outcomes, enhanced patient experience, increased staff satisfaction, and lowered cost of care delivery,” said Daan van Manen, business leader for diagnostic X-ray at Philips. “With solutions like the DigitalDiagnost C90, Philips is helping radiology departments get one step closer to achieving that ambition through innovation that enables higher quality images, while keeping the patient and staff experience at the forefront.”