We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us

Philips Healthcare

Operates in Diagnostic Imaging Systems, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics, Customer Services, and Home Healthcare... read more Featured Products: More products

Download Mobile App

New AI-Powered CT System to Accelerate Routine Radiology and High-Volume Screening Programs

By MedImaging International staff writers
Posted on 18 May 2023
Print article
Image: CT 3500 CT system with AI-powered workflow and image reconstruction enhances productivity and first-time-right imaging (Photo courtesy of Philips)
Image: CT 3500 CT system with AI-powered workflow and image reconstruction enhances productivity and first-time-right imaging (Photo courtesy of Philips)

A new CT system powered by artificial intelligence (AI) has been designed to enhance return on investment by meeting the throughput and uptime needs of routine radiology and high-volume screening programs. The advanced CT system uses AI to optimize workflow and image reconstruction, thereby improving productivity and ensuring first-time-right imaging.

Royal Philips (Amsterdam‎, Noord-Holland) has unveiled the Philips CT 3500, an innovative high-throughput CT system specifically designed to meet the needs of routine radiology and large-scale screening programs. Equipped with AI capabilities, the Philips CT 3500 incorporates a variety of features that enhance image reconstruction and workflow, delivering consistent, rapid, and high-quality imaging necessary for confident diagnosis and higher return on investment, even in highly demanding, high-volume healthcare environments.

The CT 3500 comes with Philips' latest AI-driven CT Smart Workflow which automates every stage in the scanning process. Precise Position uses a camera to automatically ascertain patient orientation, enhancing positioning accuracy by 50% while cutting down patient positioning time by nearly 23%. Precise Planning automatically determines the area for scanning and the suitable Exam Card based on the patient’s anatomy, facilitating swift exam preparation and potentially improving inter-operator consistency. Precise Intervention provides automated setup and treatment guidance for tissue biopsies and other needle-based interventions.

In addition, the AI-based reconstruction feature, Precise Image, is designed to provide radiologists with the superior image quality needed for accurate diagnoses. Precise Image enables radiology departments to simultaneously achieve up to 60% improved low-contrast detectability, 85% noise reduction, and 80% decrease in radiation dose. All reference protocols are reconstructed in under a minute, supporting even the busiest of radiology departments. Designed to provide the continuous imaging necessary for high-throughput radiology departments and screening programs, including mobile screening units, the CT 3500 is built on Philips’ highly regarded vMRC tube. It also tracks critical performance metrics using internal and external proactive monitoring sensors that allow Philips service engineers to preemptively address any potential impact on CT operations.

“Increased financial pressures, chronic staff shortages, and escalating patient demand are driving radiology departments to do everything they can to maximize throughput, to guarantee equipment uptime, and to avoid repeat scans,” said Frans Venker, General Manager Computed Tomography at Philips. “Today, many radiology departments scan hundreds of patients a day. We’ve engineered the Philips CT 3500 to reduce the pain points that these high-volume departments face by developing a versatile, reliable, high-throughput imaging solution. It automates radiographers’ most time-consuming steps so that they can spend more time focusing on the patient.”

Related Links:
Royal Philips 

Gold Member
Solid State Kv/Dose Multi-Sensor
Gold Member
Radiation QA Tool
Accu-Gold 3
Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner
Aquilion Serve SP
Imaging Table
Stille imagiQ2

Print article



view channel
Image: The study supports annual screening beginning at age 40 as the best way to diagnose cancer early (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

Annual Mammography Beginning At 40 Cuts Breast Cancer Mortality By 42%

Breast cancer remains a leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States. Although studies have shown that regular mammography screenings can cut breast cancer fatalities by 40%,... Read more


view channel
Image: Researchers have created a new MRI brain extraction tool for neonates (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

Deep Learning Algorithm Performs Automatic Segmentation of Neonatal Brains from MR Images

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a vital tool in medical diagnostics, particularly because of its high-resolution images and superior soft tissue contrast, which make it crucial for brain evaluations.... Read more


view channel
Mindray`s comprehensive range of ultrasound machines include the Resona I9 (photo courtesy of Mindray)

Non-Invasive Ultrasound Technique Helps Identify Life-Changing Complications after Neck Surgery

Nasopharyngoscopy is an intrusive diagnostic medical procedure that involves the examination of the internal structures of the nose and throat (nasopharynx) using an endoscope inserted through the patient’s nose.... Read more

Nuclear Medicine

view channel
Image: The PET imaging technique can noninvasively detect active inflammation before clinical symptoms arise (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

New PET Tracer Detects Inflammatory Arthritis Before Symptoms Appear

Rheumatoid arthritis, the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, affects 18 million people globally. It is a complex autoimmune disease marked by chronic inflammation, leading to cartilage and bone... Read more

Imaging IT

view channel
Image: The new Medical Imaging Suite makes healthcare imaging data more accessible, interoperable and useful (Photo courtesy of Google Cloud)

New Google Cloud Medical Imaging Suite Makes Imaging Healthcare Data More Accessible

Medical imaging is a critical tool used to diagnose patients, and there are billions of medical images scanned globally each year. Imaging data accounts for about 90% of all healthcare data1 and, until... Read more

Industry News

view channel
Image: The acquisition will expand IBA’s medical imaging quality assurance offering (Photo courtesy of Radcal)

IBA Acquires Radcal to Expand Medical Imaging Quality Assurance Offering

Ion Beam Applications S.A. (IBA, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium), the global leader in particle accelerator technology and a world-leading provider of dosimetry and quality assurance (QA) solutions, has entered... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2024 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.