Philips introduces CT system equipped to provide spectral information for every patient and every scan

Royal Philips has introduced its spectral detector-based Spectral CT 7500, an intelligent system designed to help improve disease characterisation and reduce rescans and follow-ups at the same dose levels as conventional scans. The time-saving spectral workflow is fully integrated, enabling the technologist to get the patient on and off the table quickly; spectral chest scans and head scans take less than one second and a full upper body spectral scan can be completed in less than two seconds.

“This latest intelligent system helps to bring clarity to defining moments in healthcare by delivering certainty, simplicity and reliability in every clinical area, from cardiac care to emergency radiology, diagnostic oncology, intervention and radiation oncology,” said chief business leader of precision diagnosis Kees Wesdorp. “Our detector-based spectral technology ensures spectral data is always available and is seamlessly integrated into current workflows, meaning scans are fast and clinicians are able to send patients on the right treatment pathway with a more confident diagnosis.”

Philips Spectral CT 7500
The new Spectral CT 7500 system.

Philips says spectral CT has demonstrated a higher sensitivity in detecting malignant findings and has improved readings of incidental findings. With its spectral detector CT, photons add more value by helping salvage suboptimal injection scans without the need to rescan patients.

Aarhus University, Denmark, associate professor and consultant radiologist Dr Finn Rasmussen said: “We rely on CT scans to provide valuable insights, but conventional CT scanners are limited and can only show us where things are located – like lesions, cysts, bleeds, fractures. Philips’ spectral detector-based systems help to characterise what the finding is, not just where it is, providing us greater confidence in diagnoses. We have seen significant reductions in rescans and follow-ups by adopting spectral in our workflow.”

The spectral insights via the system are available for all patients from paediatric to bariatric, and for any clinical indication, including challenging cardiac scans with high and irregular heart rates, without compromising image quality, dose or workflow.

Lead picture: Pancreatic lesion comparison using the Spectral CT 7500.

Published on page 6 of the July 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.

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