Amsterdam and Vienna (ots/PRNewswire) - Royal Philips (http://www.usa.philips.com/) (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today unveiled new advanced radiology solutions at the 2017 European Congress of Radiology (https://www.myesr.org/ecr-2017) (ECR), beginning March 1 at the Austria Center in Vienna, Austria. In response to today's increasingly value-based focus in healthcare, Philips' newest integrated innovations are centered on empowering radiologists to deliver more value across the healthcare continuum.
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In an environment that demands balance between patient outcomes and financial performance, many health systems are looking for innovative solutions for the workflow, diagnostic, financial and patient satisfaction challenges they face daily. Radiology is at the center of the majority of healthcare decisions, driving the timely detection and accurate diagnosis and treatment of disease at its earliest stages. Philips' integrated solutions for radiology are designed to simplify the path to clinical decision-making for better patient outcomes at a lower cost, eliminating stress on the patient and the radiology team in general.
"As health organizations continue to move toward value-based care, they need intelligent solutions to meet the challenges they face in improving outcomes, lowering cost of healthcare delivery and enhancing patient and staff experience," said Robert Cascella, CEO, Diagnosis and Treatment, Philips. "Responding to the specific needs of our customers during a time of increasing stress on diagnostic imaging teams, Philips is delivering integrated solutions comprising systems, smart devices, software and services that make radiology departments more efficient and more valuable to healthcare institutions and their patients."
Simplifying the path to clinical decision making
Across radiology modalities, Philips is offering simplified, comprehensive solutions to transform imaging and connect data and information for a fast, efficient, clinical decision-making process.
At ECR this year, Philips unveils a portfolio of value-enhancing, data-driven radiology solutions, including:
- Azurion (http://www.philips.com/azurion), Philips' recently
launched, next generation image-guided therapy platform that allows
clinicians to easily and confidently perform a wide range of
routine and complex procedures, helping them to optimize
interventional lab performance and provide superior care. It is
powered by ConnectOS, a new operating system that provides a
seamless integration of real-time information from all relevant
technologies in the interventional lab.
- Access CT (http://www.philips.com/accessct), allows cost-conscious
healthcare organizations to establish or enhance CT imaging
capabilities at an accessible cost for a high return on their
investment. Equipped with tools that enable health systems to
operate efficiently and economically, Philips Access CT balances
performance to deliver broad clinical coverage and a low total cost
- DigitalDiagnost C50 (http://www.philips.co.uk/healthcare/product/HC
a ceiling mounted digital X-ray system, enables radiologists to
address a broad range of clinical applications with
diagnostic-quality images and stitching functionality. Various room
configurations allow for cost effective, customized solutions and
the Eleva user interface with pre-programmed settings provides a
fast, easy workflow.
- DoseWise Portal 2.2
(http://www.usa.philips.com/healthcare/product/HC895001), a next
generation radiation dose management software platform for
healthcare providers to record, track and analyze radiation
exposure to patients and clinicians. The newest version includes
enhanced connectivity and informatics capabilities to address key
challenges faced by radiology departments, such as managing dose
exposure to ensure patient and staff wellbeing and improving
integrated access to patient information to deliver data-driven
- ElastQ Imaging
provides a non-invasive, reproducible and easily performed method
of assessing tissue stiffness, giving clinicians an option to
assess and diagnose liver conditions without the pain or expense of
a liver biopsy. Its high-performance shear wave elastography
features large region of interest (ROI) color-coded quantitative
assessment of tissue stiffness, as well as real-time feedback and
- MicroDose 3D S90, is designed to be the first digital breast
tomosynthesis system capable of single-shot, non-contrast spectral
3D imaging. Using direct digital, photon counting technology to
provide 3D and synthetic 2D mammography images, it was developed
with high volume screening in mind, to deliver insights into breast
Informatics and services connecting radiology
At ECR Philips will also demonstrate its recently introduced data-driven intelligent solutions connecting patients, practitioners and processes, including:
- PerformanceBridge (http://www.philips.co.uk/healthcare/medical-spec
ialties/radiology/performancebridge), the new suite of operational
performance improvement software and services, delivering
actionable insights to help guide decision making in radiology.
- IntelliSpace Portal 9.0 (http://www.philips.co.uk/healthcare/produc
the latest edition of its comprehensive, advanced visual analysis
and quantification platform. Featuring a suite of multi-modality
functions and expanded neurological tools, IntelliSpace Portal 9.0
helps radiologists detect, diagnose and follow-up on treatment of
diseases, while using new machine learning capabilities to support
- IntelliSpace PACS Radiology Workplace solution[4 (http://www.philip
g-pacs)], Philips' advanced workflow solution supporting real-time
workflow management. It automates routine functions and removes
subjectivity from reading order selection, and workflow cockpit
alerts radiologists to unread exams.
In addition to showcasing its portfolio of intelligent and comprehensive connected radiology solutions, Philips will be hosting six lunch symposiums throughout the week at ECR. Philips' symposiums will highlight the key trends, issues and innovations across multiple radiology modalities including MR, CT, Image Guided Therapy, Ultrasound, Digital X-Ray and Mammography.
For more information on Philips' presence at the 2017 European Congress of Radiology, visit www.philips.com/ecr and follow @PhilipsLiveFrom (https://twitter.com/PhilipsLiveFrom) for updates throughout the event.
About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 71,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.
 Philips Access CT is not available for sale in North America
 Philips DigitalDiagnost C50 is not available for sale in North America
 Philips MicroDose 3D S90 is a work in progress and not available for sale in North America
 Philips IntelliSpace PACS Radiology Workspace incorporates IntelliSpace PACS 4.4.540, Advanced Workflow Solution 2.1, Canvas 1.1, Workflow Cockpit 1.1
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