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Royal Philips , a global leader in health technology, recently unveiled intelligent and comprehensive connected radiology solutions that will be showcased at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA), November 26 through December 1 at McCormick Place in Chicago. At the Philips booth (#6735), RSNA attendees will experience a new portfolio of digital imaging systems, and artificial intelligence (AI)-driven software and services that provide high quality imaging, with efficient workflow, driving seamless care and an improved patient experience.

Connecting people, technology and data
As healthcare organizations continue to move toward value-based care, there is a growing need for intelligent solutions to help address the biggest challenges radiologists face in improving outcomes, simplifying data and insights gathering, lowering the cost of healthcare delivery, and enhancing patient and staff satisfaction. Philips’ integrated portfolio of digital imaging systems, smart devices, informatics and services arm radiologists with the tools needed to overcome these barriers to break down the silos and deliver more seamless care.

“As radiologists navigate the road to value-based care, they face a simultaneous shift to a patient-centric model and a greater volume of cases,” said Robert Cascella, Chief Business Leader Diagnosis & Treatment businesses for Royal Philips. “By addressing these burdens using artificial intelligence, Philips continues to develop new and intelligent technologies designed to augment the radiologist’s expertise. Our ultimate goal is to enable them to obtain high quality images the first time.”

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Improving diagnosis, treatment and outcomes
In an expansive presence at RSNA 2017, Philips will debut new imaging solutions, including the latest configuration of the IQon Spectral CT. As the world’s first spectral detector-based Computed Tomography (CT) scanner, the new IQon configuration provides clinicians increased diagnostic certainty in every scan, with zero compromise. Also featured are recent innovations including AzurionImage-Guided Therapy platform, now available in Canada, Vereos fully digital PET/CT, and a series of OB/GYN ultrasound solutions that help clinicians streamline the path to a more confident diagnosis in the most complex and challenging cases.

Combined with its intelligent Healthcare Informatics and services portfolio for decision support and workflow and operational performance improvement, Philips will showcase data-driven technology enabling radiologists to obtain quality images and improve patient care through integrated systems and software. At this year’s RSNA, Philips will highlight  advanced imaging technology including:

  • MR Solutions – Unveiling a new magnetic resonance (MR) imaging system and other solutions designed to support diagnostic confidence, enhance productivity and improve patient experience.
  • ProxiDiagnost N90 [1] DXR– Philips’ newest premium digital radiography-fluoroscopy (DRF) system supports high room utilization and throughput, accessible design and dose management features to benefit patients and staff.
  • Ultimate Ultrasound Solution for Small Parts Assessment – First-of-its-kind, single-transducer solution, featuring the eL18-4 PureWave linear array transducer for small parts imaging to help clinicians assess diseases and disorders of small organs such as breasts, testicles and thyroid, as well as musculoskeletal injuries like sprains and tears.
  • CardioMD IV and BodyMD [2] SPECT solutions– New cost-efficient cardiac and general purpose SPECT solutions provide quality images with an improved workflow and patient experience, and a small footprint.
  • Anatomical Intelligence for whole breast ultrasound – Enhances screening and diagnostic workflow, facilitating breast-screening exams while preserving superb image quality for full diagnostic studies.
  • Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution – The first and currently only digital pathology solution in the U.S. to be marketed for primary diagnostic use.

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Philips will also unveil its latest AI-driven intelligent solutions and advanced visualization in radiology including:

  • The debut of the next iteration of IntelliSpace Portal, featuring enhancements across the solution to provide radiologists with an improved set of applications and workflows to support the reading and follow up of complex cases.
  • The introduction of IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition for Radiology, Philips’ comprehensive managed solution for enterprise imaging, which offers unique clinical products and services for radiologists through single sign-on access to IntelliSpace PACS, Illumeo, IntelliSpace Portal, Universal Data Manager, DoseWise Portal and PerformanceBridge, designed to assist users in turning insights into action for streamlined clinical decision making.
  • The collaboration between Philips and Nuance, bringing AI directly into radiology reporting, leveraging assets from Philips Illumeo with adaptive intelligence and Nuance PowerScribe 360to help reduce discrepancies, and improve radiology reporting, accuracy and standardization.
  • New agreements with 3D printing industry leaders, 3D Systems and Stratasys, giving Philips customers seamless access to expedite 3D printing to create anatomical models to help physicians understand patient anatomy that is difficult to visualize, and deliver personalized medicine in the most unique, complex cases.
  • The growing adoption of Philips PerformanceBridge, a flexible suite of continuous improvement solutions that assists radiology departments in enhancing productivity, improving the patient and staff experience, and delivering better value-based care.

    IQon Spectral CT: the world’s first spectral detector-based CT scanner delivers spectral results 100% of the time.

Philips Live! Forum at RSNA
Philips will also host short talks and presentations in the Forum section of its booth (#6735) throughout the day, Sunday through Wednesday, on key findings, trends and ideas impacting radiology today. These include:

  • Have you been hacked yet? Monday, Nov. 27 at 2:00 p.m. featuring Philips executives Jeroen Tas, Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer, and Michael C. McNeil, Global Product Security & Services Officer.
  • A conversation on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 2:00 p.m.featuring Philips leaders Eran Rubens, Chief Technology Officer of Enterprise Imaging and Roy Smythe, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare Informatics.

Machine Learning Showcase
At the Machine Learning Showcase, Eran Rubens will also present “AI is Already All Around Us – How AI Makes Us Better,” with a look at how Philips Illumeo with adaptive intelligence is augmenting the human experience, occurring Monday, Nov. 27, at 11:30 a.m. in Hall B – North Hall.