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Oct 27, 2021

Philips Spectral CT 7500 receives Minnie Award for Best New Radiology Device

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Philips Spectral CT 7500 has won a Minnie Award in the category of Best New Radiology Device of 2021. Minnie awards are based on nominations from AuntMinnie.com members, with winners selected through two rounds of voting by a panel of radiology luminaries and AuntMinnie.com editors. The Minnies have been the premier awards event in radiology since 1999, with categories ranging from Most Influential Radiology Researcher to Best New Radiology Device.

 

First introduced globally in May 2021, spectral detector-based Spectral Computed Tomography (CT) 7500 is the latest intelligent system from Philips to deliver high quality spectral images for every patient on every scan 100% of the time to help 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 – while still delivering high quality imaging that allows the physician to rapidly deliver a confident diagnosis and effective treatment plan for each patient.

 

Missed and delayed diagnoses contribute to roughly 10% of patient deaths annually [1], while an estimated 10-20% of all medical diagnoses are inaccurate [2]. The new Spectral CT 7500 was designed for first-time-right diagnosis and has demonstrated a 34% reduction in time to diagnosis, a 25% reduction in repeat scans and a 30% reduction in follow-up scans [3].

 

Spectral CT has demonstrated a higher sensitivity in detecting malignant findings and has improved readings of incidental findings [4][5]. With Philips’ spectral detector CT, photons add more value by helping salvage sub-optimal injection scans without the need to re-scan the patients, shortening the time to diagnosis. The spectral insights are available for all patients, from pediatric to bariatric, and for any clinical indication, including challenging cardiac scans with high and irregular heart rates, without compromising image quality, dose or workflow. Philips customers recognize the value of spectral detector CT with benefits that include reduction in follow-up scans, increased certainty in lesion characterization, and decreased time to diagnosis. Additionally, by leveraging detector based spectral, Philips is able to improve the usability of the information while decreasing the burden on the staff, allowing them to focus more attention on the patient.

Spectral CT 7500 is a great example of how we’re creating smart solutions and integrated workflows to support our strategy in Precision Diagnosis now and moving forward. We are very honored to be recognized with this accolade from the AuntMinnie editors and thought leaders across the radiology industry.

Frans Venker

General Manager of CT in Precision Diagnosis at Philips

“We are literally just scratching the surface of what spectral CT can do. Spectral CT 7500 is a great example of how we’re creating smart solutions and integrated workflows to support our strategy in Precision Diagnosis now and moving forward. We are very honored to be recognized with this accolade from the AuntMinnie editors and thought leaders across the radiology industry,” said Frans Venker, General Manager of CT in Precision Diagnosis at Philips. “At the upcoming RSNA 2021 event, we will spotlight Spectral CT 7500, and our journey which started with IQon Spectral CT at RSNA, 2013. Dual energy CT has been around for a while, but source based Dual Energy solutions, on the market today, suffer from compromises in IQ, Dose and workflow. Those tradeoffs limited the adoption of Dual Energy in clinical practice, despite the proven benefits of multi energy CT. Spectral CT 7500 overcame all of those limitations, enabling spectral insights to be readily available and utilized for every patient and from every scan. Philips is still the only vendor offering Spectral Detector CT, and users of the technology are realizing all the benefits – routinely.”

 

Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is the second hospital in the United States to have the new Philips Spectral CT 7500, acquired through a multi-year technology and services partnership with Philips. Medical imaging specialists at Westchester Medical Center can now capture high quality scans with more information than conventional CT imaging to help improve disease identification and possibly decrease the need for rescans, allowing physicians to move beyond where a suspicious finding is located, to characterizing what it is.  

 

“Our patients are the true beneficiaries of this technology as the clarity and quality of the medical images generated by the Spectral CT 7500 help our physicians characterize disease quickly with enhances confidence than with conventional CT scanning,” said Zvi Lefkowitz, MD, Director, Department of Radiology for Westchester Medical Center. “The physical design of the Spectral CT 7500 has benefits as well as its larger dimensions affords our clinical specialists more space to perform biopsies, ablations and other procedures, and the design makes for a more comfortable imaging environment for bariatric patients.”

 

Aunt Minnie editors will present the Best New Radiology Device Award for Spectral CT 7500 to Philips during the upcoming 2021 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2021), in Chicago, USA, in the Philips Booth (#6730) on Monday, Nov. 29.  Join Philips at RSNA 2021 where the company will spotlight its latest portfolio of radiology workflow solutions and smart connected imaging systems to increase efficiency and diagnostic confidence in precision care and treatment.

 

[1] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23011708/
[2] https://www.coverys.com/About-Us/Foundation/Grants-For-Improving-Diagnostic-Accuracy
[3] Analysis by CARTI Cancer Center in Little Rock Arkansas and University Hospitals of Cleveland - Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.
[4] Analysis by Aarhus University Hospital Aarhus, Denmark. Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.
[5] Analysis by University Hospital Cleveland, USA. Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.

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